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The Lion's Game Audiobook

The Lion's Game

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: DeMille proves himself at the height of his game with The Lion's Game. This one has it all: action, suspense, humor, romance, captivating characters, a seriously bad bad-guy, and an endearingly bad good-guy. Scott Brick's perfect narration raises the stakes to a higher level. A master of pacing, Brick's measured delivery makes the suspense behind the surpentine plot come alive. My stomach was tied in knots and I loved every minute of it." (Corey Thrasher)

Publisher's Summary

To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. The hero of DeMille's No. 1 New York Times best seller, Plum Island, Corey has been through a lot, not the least of which was surviving three bullet wounds while serving on the NYPD. Now he signs on with the government's Anti-Terrorist Task Force in an attempt to stop an alleged Libyan terrorist known simply as "The Lion".

The Lion has the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey. And now he's loose in America. Can John Corey stop him? Or has his allotment of luck just run out? Nelson DeMille spins an epic tale of heart-pounding suspense.

©2000 Nelson DeMille (P)2000 Books on Tape and Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"Well worth hearing." (Book)

"DeMille has created the kind of rambunctious hero that readers will want to see again." (Chicago Tribune)

"Sexy, humorous, fast-paced." (Washington Post)

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    "A companion for 100 kilometers"

    A Lion's Game kept me walking for 5 kilometers every day and I loved it! Scott Brick is the very best narrator I have encountered for such a part - he is totally believable. I am looking for more audible by Nelson DeMille - and hopefully starring Mr Brick! Thank you Audible!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Bristol, PA, United States 03-17-05
    Joseph Bristol, PA, United States 03-17-05 Member Since 2001
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    "Super characters, pace, lots of twists & laughs"

    You'll have a hard time turing this one off. Very enjoyable, good story, great mix of humor and seriousness. Bad guy is slippery as an eel and seems to be always just beyond reach, a twisted ending. Listening to this one will be worth your time, you'll be glad you did.

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    David United States 03-16-05
    David United States 03-16-05 Member Since 2012
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    "John Corey"

    One of the best characters ever developed. The narrator is excellent, as well. This is a book that is hard to turn off!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Juden 03-05-05 Member Since 2001
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    "Best of the best"

    This is the best audio book I've listened to out of dozens. A must hear!

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    James P Bronson, FL, USA 02-25-05
    James P Bronson, FL, USA 02-25-05
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    "Excellent audiobook! Action and suspense!"

    Fast moving with unexpected turns along the way! Hard to put away before you reach the end! Keeps you on the edge, then away you go!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah United States 02-21-05
    Deborah United States 02-21-05 Member Since 2013
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    "Disturbing"

    In light of the world in which we now live, I found this audiobook very disturbing and not for politically correct reasons. I live in a similar culture as that of "the lion," so the attitudes, slurs, and events came too close to reality for me.

    I agree with one of the reviewers who said the ending was weak and formulaic. After such a crescendo to the climax, the ending falls flat. Combine that with the extreme profanity and the above statements, I can't recommend this book to anyone.

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    marlenedegrood 12-26-04 Member Since 2017
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    "Dissappointing"

    I read Plum Island, I listened to Night Fall and I loved them both, I especially love the reading by Scott Brick, so with the great reviews Lions Game has been getting I was sure I would equally enjoy this book.....WRONG! It started out good but turned boring after about the first 2 hours of a way too long book. I so wanted to just discard this but I muttled through it thinking it would get better. DeMille went into too much unnecessary details with long drawn out dialogue and history into a libyan psychopath. I suppose an abridged version of this book may work, but the predictable plot would still be too boring for my tastes. Sorry Mr. DeMille but I'm removing your books from my wish list.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Marian 12-19-04
    Marian 12-19-04
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    "Too long with disappointing ending"

    Even though I generally prefer unabridged audio books, this book was about twice as long as it needed to be; maybe the abridged version would have been better this time. And after all those hours of listening the (non-) ending was an extreme disappointment!

    Scott Brick did an excellent job, as usual, although someone needs to let him know that Islip is pronounced Eye-slip not Is-slip and that the accent in Perth Amboy is on the AM not on the PERTH. To someone from the New York metro area, these repeated mispronunciations grate on the nerves.

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    Edythe Pinellas Park, FL, USA 12-19-04
    Edythe Pinellas Park, FL, USA 12-19-04
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    "The Lion's Game"

    I loved it, wonderfully suspensful. Funny, witty and I am now going to get the next book.

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    Steven m. 12-03-04
    Steven m. 12-03-04
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    "Ending was disappointing"


    The plot kept my attention and the narrator did a great job. The sense of humor of the main character got a little too much, but was effective. However, the ending was extremely disappointing. Even so, I recommend this book and will also search out other books by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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