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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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  • Robert
  • Wyckoff, NJ, United States
  • 11-12-12

bob

If you could sum up The Panther in three words, what would they be?

intrigue exciting funny

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

Yes always twists and turns that were unexpected

Which scene was your favorite?

the whole book was awesome

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

no

Any additional comments?

worth every penny the mix of john kate and paul were perfect

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Not really his best!

What did you like best about The Panther? What did you like least?

Very long getting to the really exciting portion.

What was most disappointing about Nelson DeMille’s story?

The most disappointing part was not enought action till the very end.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Brick?

Yes, Most definitely.

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

Not sure

Any additional comments?

John and Kate were great but the entire story was a little boring.

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well worth a listen

demille's books are always interesting. the plot in this one is good; but the book is a little drawn out.

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John Corey character is entertaining as usual

What did you love best about The Panther?


Other reviews criticized the author saying too many one line wise cracks ( one after the other) I would agree that there are more than usual but the plot was full of surprises and had some twists the made the book fun to listen to.

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

Scott Brick as usual does a fantastic performance!

Any additional comments?

The ending leaves you with a few unanswered questions - but I guess that sets things up for another sequel. Overall I would recommend this book to all John Corey fans!

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Top notch story and character placement

The story was very well written and the characters could not have been better. The re-introduction of the military policeman from the General's Daughter added to the interest. Brick never wavers in his narration.

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  • Navy guy
  • FPO, AP, United States
  • 11-12-12

Good idea, just needed a little better ending

Where does The Panther rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

First one

What did you like best about this story?

Plot was good but something was different about how it ended the final scenes, almost to easy, to controlled, I've read almost everything Mr. DeMille has written, and up to the final scenes it was good. Lion was better sorry Mr. Demille

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

It was nice to hear as opposed to reading it, as this was my first I have nothing to compare it to. But I did enjoy it.

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

No to long, maybe if I had more time did it in 3 days

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  • AL
  • 11-11-12

LIONS AND PANTHERS ... OH MY

Well, if you haven't already gotten your fill of John Corey, you might as well jump in for this one. Especially if you like the idea of being dragged across the god-forsaken Yemeni countryside. It was a hard trek for me, John and Kate, and his nemesis the CIA ... Yes they're all in his mind and then ... oh well, sit back and enjoy great gobs of Yemeni history as the team pursues "The Panther."

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  • Stevie
  • TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States
  • 11-10-12

Finally John Corey is back

I am afraid Mr. DeMille is bored and finished with John Corey, this book is not up to the standard of the other series books and I waited so long for it. Scott Brick brings Corey to life as usual, I can't imagine anyone else reading these books. There was not as much wisecracking and very few jokes, which I missed. A good book because I really like the characters and the narration, but not a great book as usual.

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Not DeMille's best work

Would you try another book from Nelson DeMille and/or Scott Brick?

Absolutely. DeMille is normally a master storyteller. I eagerly snap up all his books, but this one seemed simplistic, overly convoluted, and, in the end, disappointing.

Has The Panther turned you off from other books in this genre?

Absolutely Not.

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

John Cory is still my favorite. Smart and funny, but serious when necessary. Brick can be a master storyteller!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Panther?

It's not what I would have cut from "The Panther," but more what I would have added. More character development of the main antagonist, The Panther, would definitely have fleshed out the book better. "The Lion's Game" did a much better job of developing the Lion, and most of the other DeMille books do a good job of drawing me into the lives of the characters - good and malevolent.

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  • Betsy
  • brooklyn, NY
  • 11-07-12

"Finally, Kate said,"John, that's enough.""

I'm surprised she didn't aim a gun at him and demand a straight answer.
Two thirds of this book consists of John Corey's smart-ass repartee and one third is action. But that action is exciting and worth the wait.
This story scares me because it makes me realize that our government is going to lose this on-going conflict because it insists our people play fair and by the rules but our enemies do not and will not do the same. We are fighting people who fervently and religiously believe we are evil.