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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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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

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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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

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.

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Nelson DeMille does it again

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. The Panther has the same plot thread as DeMilles'other John Cory stories but the sarcasim is all new.

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

The plot isn't the best part of the book. It is being in the head of John Cory and participating in his sarcastic view of the situation. Although, the plot is well thought out and detailed.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Outstanding!!!!! Scott Brick captures the characters perfectly and paints a picture in your mind.

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

Probaably when Cory el al decide there has been enough killing. An unusual soft side of Cory.

Any additional comments?

Read it!!!! Enjoy!!!

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Another great story by DeMille

Would you listen to The Panther again? Why?

Scott Brick narrative brings this story to life.

What did you like best about this story?

Beleivable.

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

Scott Brick is one of the best readers in the business.

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A Thriller

This thriller was a very interesting listen. While it was a bit unrealistic in many areas thus requiring the listener to suspend logic, it did hold my interest from beginning to end.

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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.