The Lion's Game : John Corey

  • by Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by Boyd Gaines
  • Series: John Corey
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"Sexy, humorous, fast-paced." (Washington Post)
"DeMille has created the kind of rambunctious hero that readers will want to see again." (Chicago Tribune)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Thought it would never end

This book started off pretty well and the plot seemed to be moving along at a nice clip but after the first couple of hours it got somewhat tedious. The plot centers around two FBI agents (1 male, 1 female) who fall in love while chasing a Libyan terrorist who is going around the country on a revenge mission. If you've always thought of terrorists as crazy people and as "our team" as the good guys you might come away with a different impression after listening to this book, as the author makes every effort to portray a the terrorist (really a cold blooded killer) as really just another guy who is out to avenge the killings of his mother and siblings. The guy might have come off as sane if he hadn't decided to knock off so many innocent people. The book is too long in my opinion, maybe look for an abridged version if one's available.
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- Book and Movie Lover

Brilliant, Priceless and Entertaining.

The Lion?s Game ranks as one of my favorite this year. It has intriguing theme, realistic characters, interesting quotes, witticisms and plenty of educational/thought provoking issues.

Nelson DeMille skillfully uses witty escapism to deal with sensitive and frightening subjects. He holds your attention by crisscrossing between the wisecracking hero and the vicious master adversary. The Lion?s Game could be leaner; conversely, it is well written and entertaining.

Scott Brick is a superb narrator, although, with the exception of the Arabic taxi drivers and Boris the Russian, all his characters sound the same. Okay, not all narrators are as adept as Michael Beck.
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- Tiffany

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-22-2000
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio