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4.0000800448251 out of 54.0000800448251 out of 54.0000800448251 out of 54.0000800448251 out of 54.0000800448251 out of 5 4.00 (12,493 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson DeMille Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Corey Series Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594834776
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Detective John Corey, last seen in Plum Island, now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist -- a young Arab known as "The Lion" who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family. Filled with unrelenting suspense and surprising plot twists at every terrifying turn, THE LION'S GAME is a heartstopping race against time and one of Nelson DeMille's most riveting thrillers. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “DeMille works with enormous intelligence, pacing his two narrative strands with the greatest craft.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “His best thriller yet...The action unfoleds at an adrenaline-draining pace.”

    New York Post

  • “Thoroughly enjoyable...a first-person protagonist whose laugh-out-loud witticisms blend handily with the violence at hand.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “With The Lion’s Game, DeMille adds another notch to his literate gunslinger reputation…There are enough plot twists to keep you reading, and the chapters told from Khalil’s point of view are captivating. Bottom line: You won’t be able to put down this fast-paced thriller.”

    Denver Post

  • “This gem of a book sparkles even more with its virtuoso performance by Scott Brick...He delivers the irrepressible Corey’s one-liners with a humorous touch...Though meant to be a straight forward thriller, DeMille’s writing and Brick’s delivery give it a surprising humor...He gets the lion’s share of the praise for his super reading of this captivating thriller.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Poen | 2/20/2014

    " This is quite different than the 1st book in the series, "Plum Island." I really liked the way the author makes the 'bad guy' really a BAD GUY, in this novel. Read this one before reading "The Lion." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S.D. | 2/14/2014

    " John Cory is no longer with the NYPD but works for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force in Washington. A flight carrying a Libyan defector lands in New York but everyone on board is dead. Asad Khalil has a list of people to kill and a host of compatriots stateside to lend him a helping hand. As the body count increases, John and FBI agent Kate Mayfield try to figure out Khalil's end game before he finishes his mission and escapes out of the country. Cory, as usual, is hilariously smart-mouthed and somehow, amid all the ruckus, finds time to get romantically involved with Kate. Although a little long (close to 700 pages) it is still another entertaining chapter in the Cory series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan Burt | 1/27/2014

    " It was ok. The story line had some strong parts and a semi good twist at the end. But the story didnt really move along. Plus the ending was a little odd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/25/2014

    " The second book in the John COrey series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh | 1/24/2014

    " I cannot possibly say enough about this book except to say everyone should read it. Excellent! John Corey is one of the great comtemporary literary characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara Hinton | 1/19/2014

    " Nelson Demille remains one of my favorite authors. I really enjoyed this book especially after reading the first in the series just before this. I'm looking forward to moving well into the 2000's with the next book. It was intriguing and held my interest. Was a pretty quick read and the main character is a smarty pants. So I felt right at home reading it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zack | 1/18/2014

    " DeMille does it again! Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Arellano | 1/15/2014

    " Fast paced thriller that just gets better and continues to hook you after every page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Val | 12/29/2013

    " Great Book. John Corey is on the Anti-Terrorist Task Force team, waiting to meet Asad Khalil - a terrorist suspect who had defected. People who like to read about terrorists will enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Muff | 12/24/2013

    " Good, but Plum Island was better. Didn't really believe the Kate-John relationship. Good villain though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 12/11/2013

    " I randomly picked up this audiobook from the library on reader alone (Scott Brick). It was my first Nelson DeMille / John Corey book and I can see the appeal. A breezy, easy read with a little bit of adventure, thriller, and love story mixed in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn (in SC) C234D | 12/9/2013

    " I read this nine years ago, and my only written comments were "Long book but "unputdownable". Hope John Corey returns." DeMille writes great stories, and although I can't remember details from the book now, I'm sure it was a page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Djclare17gmail.com | 12/4/2013

    " Had to reread this (after 10 years), so I could be up and running with the sequel I'm about to begin. John Corey, is the ultimate smart ass, and funny as hell; the bad guy is as bad as they come. Great story, and can't wait to crack the sequel. I'm off to do so! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 12/2/2013

    " I haven't been disappointed in a DeMille book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hobie | 11/19/2013

    " Corey! Corey! Corey! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 11/18/2013

    " I stalled out on this book near the end, but it was another wild ride for John Corey as recounted by Nelson DeMille. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 6/6/2013

    " I'm a huge Nelson Demille fan - I love his humor & his characters, along with his disdain for various secret service agencies! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsay | 10/30/2012

    " I got about 20 pages into this before deciding I really couldn't stand to hear any more about the main character, so I gave up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennehl | 10/4/2012

    " I Like the char John Corey "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha Lishok | 1/27/2012

    " Love the John Corey books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camilla Whitright | 9/11/2011

    " Great book to reread. Still a page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dalton Lynne | 8/1/2009

    " I read this one ages - it's the first John Corey book about The Lion (a 'Radical' Muslim intent on exacting revenge on particular Americans). An excellent book - and one that sets the stage nicely for the latest DeMille thriller, The Lion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ctgt | 9/24/2007

    " This is really 3.5 stars. I enjoyed Up Country more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 7/7/2007

    " Loved the story line here. A great thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 11/13/2002

    " DeMille writes good books when it comes to plots involving terriorists. I've read four of his John Cory books, out of order, and like every one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray | 6/25/2001

    " Great writing! Fun! A guy's author ... no prissy political correctness. Great sense of humor. Plus I like the detective's deductive reasoning and inter-agency rivalry. My first book by DeMille and I am hooked. Sure to read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 1/6/2001

    " DeMille is a great easy read -- more intelligent than standard beach fare, not as annoyingly tedious and complex in the details as Ludlum and some of those others. If you like Grisham, DeMille is similar in a non-legal world way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Hasty | 10/9/2000

    " Probably one of the best books I have read. Expertly written "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ekene | 5/8/2000

    " this is my favourite novel, its simply the best novel in the world "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edson Taro | 2/24/2000

    " One of the best thrillers I read, not only because the plot is masterfully conceived but also because of the main character's sarcastic personality and his wit. I had some serious good laughs reading this book and none of the humor/sarcasm was misplaced nor uncalled for. "

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About the Author
Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in New York City. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in political science and history. He is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, The Gate House, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. He also coauthored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. A member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa, he holds honorary doctorates from Hofstra University, Long Island University, and Dowling College.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.