I found this novel very engaging. The main characters were relatable and admirable. The plot held my interest and broadened my horizons. Beautifully written.
I found the reading almost unbearable. The reader puts breathy emphasis on the final word of every sentence, every major clause, even chapter numbers, both in the main narrative and in representing some of the characters. Not every sentence warrants such EMPHASIS. Sometimes the emphasis should be elsewhere than on the final WORD. There is a tinge of hysteria in a presentation that ends so many sentences with something emphatic and BREATHY, and none of the characters were HYSTERICS. (Capitalization intended to suggest the general effect of such CADENCE.)
I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.
I thought the story was rather boring and predictable. I almost gave up on it because it was dragging and almost never have that problem witb Grisham's books.
I enjoy Grisham's research and kept my interest.
Narration was OK, but not
Story gave the reader something to think about. Money is not everything.
While I read Grisham because I'm a legal junkie, I am also continually impressed by how he makes me think through challenging social issues. I may not always arrive at the same conclusion, but I do appreciate the mental exercise.
Lawyer quits his job to work with the homeless. I couldn't continue past chapter nine. I found nothing fun in this book. It’s just about some high priced, successful lawyer with a ruined social life who decides to quit his job and work with the homeless. The book is a lot of useless rambling about a stupid lawyer that could have made a better difference by donating a portion of his income to the Goodwill, but instead decides to work in a soup kitchen. I’m quitting at chapter nine, but that’s what’s happened so far. I can’t continue because I’m bored silly.Ignore all the great reviews and avoid this book like the plague - you deserve better.
One of my favorite Grisham novels. Very thought-provoking, couldn't put it down. The only thing that bothered me was at several points in the audible version paragraphs were repeated.