Am used to suspense and holding on to the rails reading John's books. Street lawyer didn't take me their but it prompted a thousand questions of ....how am I living my life and more importantly what am I doing for those in our community with way less than I do.
This is Grisham at his best. Fast paced, exhilarating, tense with goose bump moments. Comparable to the Firm, Gray Mountain, the Partner, Time to Kill and the Testament.
Between John Grisham's talented writing and Frank Muller's narration, this is a winning combination! Kept me greatly entertained!
I read them with the synchronized versions so I get to enjoy the narration while I'm reading the words.
Mordecai Green because of his cool attitude and street sense.
Grisham has done it again ... what a great thought-provoking storyline. I like books that make me think. The only observation I have is that the random repetition of sentences in the narration is somewhat disconcerting. Surely I'm not the only one who has noticed this little hiccup ...
Mr. Grisham is one of my favorite authors. However, in my opinion, The Street Lawyer is not one of his best work. The story was dragged out unnecessarily. A few characters could have been eliminated to keep to the point. Example, far too much attention to the failing marriage, hinting of a reconciliation. And, the street woman, strggling with addiction and the loss of her son. (It went, nowhere.) More to the point, should have been the focus on a sucessful lawyer, willing to face losing his career, reputation and disbarment, to fight for justice for people who were either dead or unaware of his existence. Frank Muller's voice sounds very much like Steve Buscemi, (Boardwalk.) He reads well. But, several times during the reading, there were sentences repeated. I found that a little distracting and I question who edited this novel.
Engrossing, heartbreaking, hopeful,
Michael Brock grew the most in the book, but I loved most of the supporting characters
Yes... and I have!
This was the first-ever Grisham book I read/listened to on Audio. At the time it was abridged, and narrated by Michael beck. Perhaps because of this, I did not find Frank Muller's performance as compelling as usual. One character is supposed to have a booming voice, and while Mr. Muller is a talented narrator, he just didn't pull it off with this book.
That having been said, it is an engrossing read, moving and heartbreaking and hopeful all at once. It has a special place in my heart among Grisham's audiobooks, and is one of my favorites.
Love John Grisham. Hated the narration by Frank Muller.
Would probably recommend the actual book, not the audible book.
Frank Muller's vocal performance sounds way too old to be portraying a 32 year-old lawyer. Besides that he has a very irritating inflection to his voice that is as grating as 1980's valley girl speaking. This really spoiled the book and made it almost impossible to listen to the story.
I wouldn't know because the narrator made it so hard to want to even play the audio, which is the point, isn't it?
Very disappointed. A wasted credit.
I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
I LOVE John Grisham books. This one, while just as well written and narrated as the rest of Mr. Grisham's works, is just a bit to preachy when it comes to subject matter. I was expecting more story and less "this is how things are, so sad."
Narration was top notch, story line was top notch. It is an excellent listen, the preachiness is the only thing I didn't like, which i got around by focusing on the many outstanding aspects of the book.
Very Good Listen
Downfall of the Big Money Firm
Very well paced and easy to listen to.
Made me think about the harsh realities of many on the streets and how they live.
Highly recommend to listen. Another great Grisham book.