I was surprised and charmed by this book. I expected another lawyer novel(all of which I've enjoyed); but I was surprised to find a story that reflected the life in Mississippi described by a relative outsider. How extraordinary this book was!! A very nice surprise.
Never expect less or more than you will receive.
Very disappointing. I found this to be a terrible book. It was borning and was just about a guy who owns a paper in a small town. there is no suspence truly a disappointment
Grisham outdid himself on this one. The characters are so well defined, you feel like a part of the story. There may have been a slow part in the book about 3/4 of the way through, but most of the book is a wonderful romp. If you don't cry at the end you must be Hard Hearted Hannibal.
There is too much description, very little action in this book. It can get very boring at times. I would definitely recommend the abridged version over the unabridged. I was very disappointed in this book, because it failed to keep my mind off the traffic, which other books-on-tape usually manage to do.
Willy, the main character written in the first person is a "human" hero who can laugh at himself (as the reader laughs with him). His thoughts and remarks reveal a flawed person (aren't we all)who despite himself performs courageous acts. I would recommend this book to anyone.
One of Grisham's best. He really evokes the character of a small Southern town with delightful characters, realistic situations of the time period and a good story to boot. There was humor, sadness, tension in equal measure. Michael Beck was the perfect narrator and he set a marvelous tone throughout. One could almost feel the heat and langour of the setting as well as the emotions Wilie felt as he went about his business. His ability to translate the various characters and their accents added so much to it. Had most interesting ending - one I had not expected.
I really enjoyed this one. It is certainly not Grisham's best but still a good book. I've really got to tip my hat to Michael Beck on this one, though. His incredible narration made a good book really great. A truly brilliant performance!
Written from the perspective of a weekly newspaper owner & reporter.
You will get fresh insights on some of Clanton Mississippi's familiar characters.
While this is not Grisham's best, it is still very good and a lot better than the majority of books I have listened to.
I thoroughly enjoyed the small town characters and humor. The narrator brought the whole story to life. This is a book I'll definitely listen to again. The courtroom/murder suspense was a sideline to the main plot which to me was life in Mississippi in the 70's. So sad for it to end :(
I first I hesitated to even purchase this audiobook because some of Mr.Grishams books are a bit long winded. I'm sorry I hesitated. Once I started I couldn't stop and stayed up late into the night and started again early in the morning and I don't feel I wasted one moment of time. I was sad when it was over.