The reader, Michael Beck does a tremendous job on this title. I don't know whether he is from the south, but his voicings of the main characters are great!! To me (for what it's worth), he sounded a lot like Alec Baldwin with a bit of a southern accent. Not too slow, not too fast, not too distracting by trying to impersonate the characters. Just right.
The book itself is excellent. Grisham keeps you guessing right up until the very end. The people and places are colorful and well thought out. I'm not entirely sure that some of the main characters actions were very likely, but I suppose that's ok, they were at least plausible.
A really good read. Highly recommended.
I found The Summons to be slow, unremarkable, wordy. It may be good for you but not for me.
Really slow, really boring, very uncomplicated plot, uninteresting characters. Really not his best.......
I loved this book. Different enough plot to catch you by surprise. Had a hard time turning off the engine in the car. A little law, a little in the psychology and struggles of typical substance recovery (a good lesson for those of you not familiar with it all,) just enough mystery & suspense to keep you glued, and just enough in lessons of tolerance and in loving and accepting those trying and difficult loved ones we cannot change. What I did enjoy was the weaknesses and fears of our hero. I enjoyed watching him mature a develop. Although this book falls under the reserved places of my favorite top four Grisham books, it's still pretty dang good, y'all, & it deserves five stars!
I really enjoyed this book as with all of Grisham's books. It wasn't as good as The Bretheren but well worth listening to. Grisham keeps you hooked on his stories from the beginning.
I listen to my audiobooks while I go for my walks in the early morning hours. This was one of the books, that made me stop looking for oncoming cars. The dialogue is good, though not great. If you have listened to other Grisham books you will notice the characters sound just like the ones from other books, since they were done by the same narrator. The ending is not all that predictable, but it is actually quite good. I wouldn't recommend this as your first Grisham book, like I would the "the King of Torts", but it's well worth listening to.
Loved this book! John Grisham always struck me as predictable and formula-like, but for some reason, this one really drew me in. I'm not looking forward to it ending! The narrator is first rate, with a wonderful repetoire of southern accents.
I have experienced many Grisham books and was diappointed in The Summons. I found the story long and uneventful, I just wanted it to be over so I could start on a new "good" book. Unfortunately I feel Mr. Grisham has lapsed into a formula that no longer fulfills my entertainment requirements.
I loved this one! Very compelling...will keep you awake on the longest drive. No matter how many Grisham novels I read, I love 'em all.