John Grisham is not writing the exciting, interesting books he once did. I gave him one more chance this time & was again disappointed.
This was not Grisham at his finest, unfortunately. The plot dragged in places and seemed quite repetitive at times. It didn't suck me in the way his earlier novels did, and didn't have the tension that I used to love in his stories. I suspected the "culprit" almost from the first, despite the various plot twists and red herrings thrown around. All in all, it was a disappointment.
First of all the narrator makes this book so much more enjoyable. The plot was great, but when read with such emotional and emphasis it makes a great book an outstanding book.
As always, John produced another winner.
This is a must listen to book.
I don't understand why so many people have given this book bad ratings. I thought it was excellent. It's a well-written story, full of suspense. I think maybe it would have been better received if it weren't written by Grisham, whose readers probably have different expectations of what his books should be like.
I found the book to be slow and uneventful, I didn't really care about the characters. This is definately not one of the better Grishom novels.
I thought this was a great way to spend a 17 hour car trip going down to North Carolina from Maine. The book was well read and held my interest. Perhaps because the story reminded me so much of my own family helped add to the listening adventure.
I give it a solid 4 stars
I really felt this book was rather boring. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen and it never did. It just plodded along and then it was over, finally. I think I'll be giving up on Grisham books. I really enjoyed 'A Time To Kill' which was my first Grisham read but so far the ones I've listened to have been rather boring. This one wasn't even as good as 'Runaway Jury' and I really didn't think that was that great either. I really don't see what made this a legal thriller since it was missing all the thrill.
This book is not John Grisham's best, I did not get into the characters as much as with The Client, The Pelican Brief, or A Time to Kill (which I regard as his finest work). Still, the plot development was easy to follow, and the narrator does a good job of taking on the various characters. And, it has a surprise ending that kept me going until the last 30 minutes.
I didn't think an audio book would be as good as reading Grisham but I was wrong. I read half the book and left it on the beach (with my glasses) when rushing to the airport at the end of vacation. A friend let me listen to the last half of her audio book and I really enjoyed it.