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Plum Island Audiobook

Plum Island

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Publisher's Summary

The hair-raising suspense of The General's Daughter... the wry wit of The Gold Coast... this is vintage Nelson DeMille at the peak of his originality and the height of his powers...

Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plus Island....

©1997 Nelson DeMille (P)2010 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

“DeMille's Mike Hammer-like cop is a chuckle-provoking winner, and the plot cleverly combines biological hazards and shiver-me-timbers pirate legends. An entertaining mix from the big-selling DeMille.” (Booklist)

“Heavy wisecracking keeps the fun flowing as DeMille cranks up a thrilling, entertaining plot.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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    JPisme Florida 06-20-14
    JPisme Florida 06-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun read for someone from Long Island"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Plum Island to be better than the print version?

    I'm not sure because I didn't read the print version, but I did enjoy the audio edition.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept moving and the characters were easily developed. I also grew up on eastern Long Island so it was fun to picture all the places mentioned


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Emma was one of my favorites. She was a strong and interesting character with a good sense of humor.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Greed feeds a murderers appetite on the North Fork.


    Any additional comments?

    Was certainly worth the credit used.

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    Janet United States 06-03-14
    Janet United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2017
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    "plum island"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed the book, wasn't disappointed, nice turns


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    don't really have one


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    really can't complain, very nice overall.. I like when you "hear" a story, and wish someone else was reading, I like this one,.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Plum Island


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    Sharon United States 06-02-14
    Sharon United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "LOVE THE COMBINATION OF DEMILE AND BRICK!"

    I've previously read all of the books in the John Corey series, but they don't get old. I've decided to go back and go through them all again. John Corey is my favorite character of all time. I easily relate to his sarcasm and sometimes crude humor. A better narrator than Scott Brick can not be found. Great author, great performance, great story.

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    ken 06-01-14
    ken 06-01-14 Member Since 2005
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    "As usuall A Demille Masterpiece"
    Where does Plum Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Another good piece of writing by the author and this narrator is addicting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twists and turns.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    no favorite


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    Stacey Roswell, GA, United States 05-27-14
    Stacey Roswell, GA, United States 05-27-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Smart Read"
    Where does Plum Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top. Perhaps the 90th percentile.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is the bomb. Consistently well performed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.


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    Barbara 05-06-14
    Barbara 05-06-14
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    "Can't stop listening"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Plum Island to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read in print.


    What other book might you compare Plum Island to and why?

    You might also enjoy Clancy's books.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott Brick is a true star. He can make almost anything he reads come to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it would have been impossible because of the length. I did listen over a few days.


    Any additional comments?

    The first book I read in the "John Corey" was "After Dark.. I have had to go back and listen to them all from there. Now I will move on to the next and the next.

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    Michjim michigan 05-04-14
    Michjim michigan 05-04-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Not Mitch Rapp"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Nelson DeMille again?

    Not sure after this one, the main character was so bad I have trouble believing he would create anything I would enjoy.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    None, his characters were all about being annoyed and insulted by an obnoxious main character making them all unlikeable.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, long and slow moving with just never ending internal dialogue by this horrible main character.


    Any additional comments?

    I was looking for something exciting to start into after finishing the Mitch Rapp series which I thoroughly enjoyed. This book was longer but was painfully slow and the characters were so unlikeable it was difficult to finish.<br/><br/>The only positive note was this narrator is terrific, given better material he would be a pleasure to listen to.

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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 04-30-14
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 04-30-14 Member Since 2001
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    Any additional comments?

    Love long books. The longer the audiobook, the better. Plum Island is twenty hours and fits the bill. Also, love Scott Brick, the narrator of Plum Island. Scott does a terrific job, especially with the lead character, John Corey, homicide investigator. After listening to well over half of the book, however, I can’t hang in there anticipating a story to develop. The artful dialogue of John Corey’s sarcasm is brilliantly conveyed, not only in the writing, but especially in the narration. But, nobody is that obnoxious, lending credibility to the character is impossible. The flippant sexual snipes are insulting, and in some circumstances would result in the ass getting himself and his police department sued. It is not often that I can’t continue listening to a novel, but I’ve punished myself enough with this one. There are no characters to care about, in my opinion. The mystery of a diabolical plague or other act of terror has not yet risen to the surface in this book, and I’ve suffered through over ten hours. I’m done.

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    Kathryn 01-25-14
    Kathryn 01-25-14
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    "Demoralizing to women"

    I got this book because the author had come highly recommended by friends; in retrospect all the friends who recommended it were male. As a female living in 2014 I find the demoralizing treatment of women as simply sex objects by the lead character distasteful and upsetting. It was so historic and sophomoric I had to look up to see when the book was originally published and was shocked to see it was in 1997, I would have guessed the 1960s (if I ignored the references to cell phones and other modern accouterments). The treatment of women is surely prehistoric. I like sarcastic humor and don’t mind that sort of banter but I can’t tolerate the demeaning of women as this author seems to believe is acceptable. I will not be listening or reading any more books by this author.

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    Deb Alamo, TX, United States 01-12-14
    Deb Alamo, TX, United States 01-12-14

    Like Audio books, love to be read to. Am retired, spend a lot a time at pool so listen to music, & audio books when have them, now I will have ones I like.

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    "Second go around"

    Really liked this one. Love his humor, made it interesting. narrator was great. on to another

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