I listen to books as I work. It's a beautiful life.
John Grisham wrote amazing books like, "The Firm", "A Time to Kill", and "The Rainmaker".
This book is not one of them. I was so bored throughout the whole story. My mind easily drifted and I found myself wishing that the book would just end. The narrator made everything sound dramatic. EVERYTHING. He didn't save his "drama voice" for the suspenseful parts of the book (if there were any) - he used it for even the mundane acts - including pouring coffee. I will forever avoid listening to anything done by Frank Muller and unfortunately, I think I'm done with John Grisham too. Disappointing.
As usual, John Grisham's prose is fluid and entertaining. The subject of the plight of the homeless is perhaps a polarizing subject and many might not want to listen to this story, but I hope they do anyway.
Frank Muller is one of my favorite narrators and I only wish he was able to continue narrating, but a motorcycle accident has made that highly improbable.
My favorite character, by far, is Mordecai Green.
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.