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The Lion's Game Audiobook

The Lion's Game

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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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    Cindee Clarks Summit, PA, USA 06-16-05
    Cindee Clarks Summit, PA, USA 06-16-05
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    "Captivating"

    Sarcasim and wit abound in this book with colorful, well rounded characters. A present day terrorist novel unfolds with an eery hint of 9-11 that hits too close to home! Couldn't stop listening!!

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    JP Mondeau 06-06-05
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    "Check the publication date"

    This book was published a year before 9/11. I found it to be thoroughly engaging with wonderful character development. John Corey is witty, ironic and the compleate New Yorker. I recommend this story and both the prequel PLUM ISLAND and the sequel NIGHT FALL.

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    Rick Homestead, FL, United States 04-26-05
    Rick Homestead, FL, United States 04-26-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Riviting incredibly well written"

    I have listened to several dozen books by terrorist type authors who kept me on a hook, but nothing like this man's book. If you like Tom Clancy's stories you will love this one. A 5 star from start to finish. Bravo!

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    Robert Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 04-19-05
    Robert Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 04-19-05 Member Since 2009
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    "Steal away for hours of pleasure"

    Once you start listening to the mellow tones of Steve Brick's narration you are in for the duration. I work hours alone and that was beneficial when enjoying this story. On the minus side, there were times when some repeated references to past events got to be repetitious, and given what we know now, they seem fairly minor in significance. On the positive side, the story never lags and you will long to slip away just to listen for a few more minutes.

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    Joseph janesville, WI, USA 04-13-05
    Joseph janesville, WI, USA 04-13-05
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    "Terrorism and Comedy......It works!!"

    Super long listen, but I can honestly say it didn't seem that long. The narrator is one of the best. I will look for other books he has read. This book had me laughing and laughing hard. It's tough to believe that a book about a terrorist can include comedy.
    On the serious side, the way Asad (the main character) gets around while in the U.S., if it is factual and can be accomplished, is scary.
    This book gets the listener into the mind set of a terrorist and a cop trying to stop him. It offers an insight of how the middle eastern countries think. A great listen.

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    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 04-05-05
    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 04-05-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Not bad..."

    Scott Brick's narration really drives this audiobook home. His NYC accent and the way he does John Corey's smart-alec thoughts and one liners has gotta be Audie Award material. The reason I only gave this book four stars instead of five is because of the ending. Not a terrible ending, just sort of a non-happener. A ho-hum ending after an incredible novel. It left me kind of disappointed.

    It was nice to get to know the characters better as I listened to Night Fall before this one, which is out of the order of publication. I highly recommend Night Fall in addition to this download.

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    Paul Edison, NJ, USA 04-04-05
    Paul Edison, NJ, USA 04-04-05
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    "Excellent!"

    I was a little afraid of the length of this book, but there was not a single minute that I wished it was over. This book kept moving well and never got boring. As another reviewer had said, some of the material is a little dated, there were some references to the WTC which was still standing at the time of this story. All of the characters were believable with none being the Super Character who knows all and always does the right thing. Living in the NY area and knowing NY cops, I can relate to the main character. Awesome book.

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    sk frequent flyer 03-29-05
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    "Great story writing!!!!"

    Fluid mixture of comedy with intense secret agent / international / spy type story line that takes place in USA. Love it-- see my review of Night Fall.

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    StlShopper 03-27-05
    StlShopper 03-27-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "Good Listen"

    This book really kept me involved early on and delivered all the way through

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    Jan 03-19-05
    Jan 03-19-05
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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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