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The Panther Audiobook

The Panther

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Publisher's Summary

Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost. As latecomers to a deadly game, John and Kate don't know the rules, the players, or the score. What they do know is that there is more to their assignment than meets the eye - and that the hunters are about to become the hunted.

Filled with breathtaking plot turns and told in John Corey's inimitable voice, The Panther (the sixth book in the series) is a brilliant depiction of one of the most treacherous countries in the world and raises disturbing questions about whether we can ever know who our enemies - or our allies - really are.

©2012 Nelson DeMille (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Eddie Castoria 11-12-12

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    "Good story, but annoying character"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. The John Corey character, while entertaining, spent way too much time wise-cracking. It seemed that he has something snarky to say every paragraph. While some of this is fine, and in character, this time it was in my opinion over the line. It seriously detracted from my enjoyment of the book.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predictable but enjoyable.


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

    The Panther


    Do you think The Panther needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


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    Steve Stanton, Ca, United States 11-12-12
    Steve Stanton, Ca, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2016
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    "More plot, less sarcasm"
    What did you love best about The Panther?

    The narration by Scott Brick is excellent, as usual, and the relevance to our current conflicts makes it an intriguing read.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot seems a little slow at times but others may enjoy the historical details and background information more than those who have read all the previous DeMille novels.


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

    Scott Brick is the best narrator, hands down, and this job here is on par with the rest of his excellent work.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was particularly disgusted by the truthful revelation that policy makers in the White House continue to put our country and service personnel at risk with inane rules and regulations. What happened to the USS Pueblo and the USS Cole happened again recently in Libya.


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    W illiam J Burdett Branchburg, NJ, US 11-12-12
    W illiam J Burdett Branchburg, NJ, US 11-12-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "DeMille is always a good read."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would and have recommended any of DeMile's to friends. The Panther is a great addition to that long list.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick made John Corey. Brick's portrayal makes Corey come alive.


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    Amazon Customer GRAIN VALLEY, MO, United States 11-12-12
    Amazon Customer GRAIN VALLEY, MO, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "John Corey is Back"

    I'm always anxious for more of John Corey. While some comment that they get tired of the wisecracks, I'm just the opposite. I personally enjoy the jokes. And I might add, Scott Brick IS John Corey. I can't imagine anyone else in the role and Scott is just outstanding as always.

    You can read a synopsis of the story anywhere so let me just say that as with many of DeMille's books, there are fast and exciting moments, slower background moments and periods that kind of drag with filler. I think 1/3 of The Panther could have been edited out and you wouldn't have missed any of the story... but you would have missed the fun and wisecracks from Corey!. THAT is why I listen to this series. There are a lot of interesting characters in The Panther and again, Scott Brick brings them to life.

    Frankly, the plot is simple and the resolution expected but there's just something about the way DeMille told the story that kept me into it. Although predictable, I found the story fun and engrossing if for no other reasons than to hear Corey's opinions and to learn a little more about Yemen so that I don't feel the need to ever have to visit... and that's probably a good thing.

    If you haven't read the other John Corey stories in the series, you probably don't want to start here but if you're a DeMille/Corey fan, you don't want to miss this one. I got exactly what I expect from Mr. DeMille: Another great read!

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    John 11-12-12
    John 11-12-12
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    "A MUST...not READ!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you are a fan of DeMille, and have enjoyed his lion books...this does not live up to the hype...it just doesn't meet the crediblity that others have..


    What could Nelson DeMille have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    i am a big fan of female heroins, but this inclusion of the woman just didn't make sense..why was she even a part of this story...in reality she would have been a real detriment. I found a lot of the dialogue/private thoughts of John very funny.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Brick?

    Absolutely


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    see above


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Sander Brooklyn, NY, USA 11-12-12
    Sander Brooklyn, NY, USA 11-12-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Simply love Nelson DeMille / John Corey"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, John Corey is absolutely the best character I've come across in many novels. Narration by Scott Brick is excellent!


    What other book might you compare The Panther to and why?

    Other books with John Corey from Nelson DeMille


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    Frances 11-12-12
    Frances 11-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Scott Brick Is John Corey"
    If you could sum up The Panther in three words, what would they be?

    Good Nelson DeMille


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Corey is my favorite character. He is such a smart-aleck.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Scott Brick IS John Corey. He brings all of the sarcasm and tongue-in-cheek humor of John Corey to life. His accents and vocalizations of all of the other characters are outstanding.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book did not make me laugh or cry. It was very suspenseful and engaging. My strongest reaction was to John Corey's attitudes towards the Middle Eastern characters. I'm assuming that John Corey is Nelson DeMille's voice and I got a little bit tired of his somewhat racist comments about all of the Middle Eastern characters--whether they were good guys or bad guys. In this aspect, poor John Corey has moved from an intriguing, interesting character towards more of a one-dimensional, obsessive character and he is not as much fun as he used to be.


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    Joyce PALM HARBOR, FL, United States 11-12-12
    Joyce PALM HARBOR, FL, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoy Nelson DeMille always. John Cory crazy"

    Love the story intense and witty at the same time. John is a love to hate crazy.
    Sad but true as the story line is in keeping with our past and current Islamic terrorist faction situation.
    Never ending strife. Hope for peace.

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    Jonas 11-12-12
    Jonas 11-12-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Similar to DeMille's other work"
    What did you love best about The Panther?

    The main character John Corey is back.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Corey - if you've read some of DeMille's other work and liked it you'll def like this book.


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    Matthew Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 11-12-12
    Matthew Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 11-12-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Not one of Demille's better books"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Listening to a book is always time well spent, this one just wan't as well spent as some of the other John Corey books from DeMille.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nelson DeMille again?

    Although it wasn't one of the better DeMille books I've listened to, it was still a lot more entertaining than many other authors and I will continue to listen to DeMille's future titles.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick is simply one of the best. His accents are great, he manages to convey the emotions of the characters but it is the way he masters the rhythm of the different voices that separates him from other good performers.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably would not but then I'm not a big movie goer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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