Download The Panther (Abridged) Audiobook

The Panther (Abridged) Audiobook, by Nelson DeMille Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Nelson DeMille Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The John Corey Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781619691810
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,820 ratings) (rate this audio book)
Regular Price: $19.98 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$7.95$7.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Antiterrorist 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 US 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 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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Written with a neat wry humor, [The Panther is] full-on and fast-paced.” 

    Daily Mail (London)

  • “A first-class thriller.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Brick’s pacing is on the mark, and he brings out all the excitement and terror.” 


  • “Quintessential DeMille: action-adventure flavored with double-dealing and covert conspiracy.”  

    Kirkus Reviews 

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Reviews

Write a Review
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 2/18/2014

    " It was actually almost painful to give a John Corey book written by Nelson DeMille only three stars. So why did I do that? I liked the book but cannot truthfully say I really liked it. I think this one was stretched just a bit to far. John and Kate are going kitty hunting again and in order to get The Panther they have to go to Yemen this time. In order to get this cat they are going to have to plan very carefully. And that is at least 1/3 of this book sitting around planning and plotting and setting a trap. At least another 1/3 of the book is John's smart ass acerbic wit and racist remarks. Now this is usually O.K. and fun but in this book it almost gets tiresome. So the action is found mainly at the beginning and the end of the book. Others in the series seem to be better balanced. I did like it and I think fans of the series will enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 2/9/2014

    " I've read or listened to several Nelson DeMille novels featuring Detective John Corey and have enjoyed them all, including this one. However... by disk 12 of 19 I was more than ready for it to end. 22 hours is just too long for one book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Olga | 2/5/2014

    " I could not even finish this book. A first for me as I am OCD about completing a task!!! However, I just could not stomach it. NDM needs to put away John Corey and the tired formula that surrounds him and then he needs to get back to writing books of substance like Word of Honor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 1/25/2014

    " Somewhat disappointing. Overly long and short on action. My least favorite John Corey and Nelson DeMille book. Interesting that Paul Brenner's wife-lady friend turned out to be Cynthis Sunhill. I was pulling for Susan Weber. "

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

    " Nelson Demille has written 2 novels that rank in my top ten of all time.."The Lions Game" & "The Gold Coast". I buy everything he writes and he has yet to disappoint me. "The Panther" is the 6th book that includes NYPD (now FBI) detective John Corey.I just love this wise ass, take no prisoner's approach, what you see is what you get character. Many times I found myself howling at his quick wit. Demille's impeccable research is on display with his knowledge of the U.S. spy game and he actually gives you a full history lesson on Yemen.( the stage where this story takes place)Prior I knew nothing about Yemen other than it was in the Middle East. I found this very interesting. Also introduced is the likable character "Paul Bennett" from "The General's Daughter" and "Up Country".Overall Demille is a master of the thriller and in "The Panther" he has another top notch winner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 shirley | 1/24/2014

    " Maybe the people who give negative reviews to Nelson DeMille's books should listen to his audiobooks. I love listening to the John Corey novels because they make me laugh out loud. I love how totally politically incorrect he is and think that humor might be overlooked on the written page. This book is a good thriller and I probably would only give it 3 stars if I read vs had it read to me. Loved the narrator and love John Corey's sense of humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 1/17/2014

    " Not my favorite in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 1/17/2014

    " Great read - enjoyed every page. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 12/29/2013

    " Just not his best. For those that haven't read plum island or gold coast, give NDM another shot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 11/7/2013

    " I love DeMille's books and the John Corey series but this was disappointing. It moved so slowly and there was too much wisecracking. I love John Corey for his sarcastic humor but DeMille took it too far in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dana | 9/27/2013

    " 2.5 stars. Entertaining and funny in places, formulaic, racist and way too long in others. 600+ pages was about 200 too many. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vloiacono | 8/18/2013

    " I typically love the John Corey books but I found this one very tedious half way through. I struggled to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 7/6/2013

    " DeMille's recurring character John Corey is such a great one--a wiseass and goes-against-authority guy. The story was compelling and even the locale of Yemen was intesteting. The book was a bit too long at 625 pages, but it was still an entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 5/13/2013

    " I love the John Corey series by Nelson DeMille. Corey is one of the funnier detective characters I've ever read. The stories are also quite action packed. They are more thriller than mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlis | 4/24/2013

    " Another really good one. "John Corey" is so sarcastic!! I just love listening to these books. Very exciting at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 3/31/2013

    " A great addition to the John Corey collection. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Temma | 3/5/2013

    " Love his wit, but the genre is too testerone loaded "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/3/2013

    " John Corey is my favorite character that Nelson DeMille writes!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 2/19/2013

    " I love Nelson DeMille and have read ALL of his books but this might be the last one I ever read. It was terrible. It took me forever to finish this book because I lost interest early on. It was just plain boring. I didn't care what happened I just kept reading to finish the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/22/2012

    " This was good but not one of DeMille's best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Victoria | 12/4/2012

    " Very disappointing. Very predictable. Nothing compared to "The Lion" - this was the sequel. Lazy effort in my opinion. "

About the Author

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, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than 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.