I debated if I wantd to listen to Grisham's latest. Frankly, his recent works have fallent short of his storytelling abilities. However, 'The Last Juror' is a pleasant surprise, reminescent of Grisham's earlier works. His description of the townspeople and their customs is very enjoyable. It will not take you long to think of the characters in your own story, regardless your place of abode. I particularly enjoyed the main character's growth into the person needed by the town. It was heartwarming and hopeful. There is a black hole in the middle. In addition, some characters did not develop and suddenly disappeared. However, take the time to 'see' this book through. You won't be disappointed. It's a great listen!
Through his unique and exceptional trademark writing style, Grisham brings to life a small Southern town with his usual assortment of colorful characters. Though I was thoroughly entertained, I did not feel that this was one of his best novels. The reader, Michael Beck, does an outstanding job of narratoring this simple story, which I feel lacked the usual fast paced suspense of some of Grisham's earlier work. I gave it only three stars, but it's still worth the read, you shouldn't be dissappointed.
Not the grisham of yesterday however very entertaining. It was a very interesting book. I could recommend it for many reasons but I don't want to get into the essence of the story.
I do know now that publishing books has become more important than creating a masterpiece. Please come back and thrill me with suspense, fear and wondering. You have such talent to produce spellbinding tales. This is not one of them and the one before was not one either. Take some time off. But come back with a good one or you will be known only as a pulp fiction grinder.
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.