Computer Programmer and Worship Leader. Have enjoyed reading since my mom got me hooked on Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie prior to my teen years. My brother got me hooked on audio books after I started having a longer commute to work. Love a variety of genres.
Have enjoyed every Grisham book I've read, and this one is no exception. Although I am also sad to hear that the narrator is no longer with us, I have listed to two books he has narrated and find his style somewhat irritating. He does a great job when using the southern drawl for characters, but the narrative can drive you nuts. The book overcomes the narration, and remember, it's only my opinion.
Lots of the things that go on in this story seem to happen just to make the story longer. You know those cartoon machines where the anvil falls on the scisors that cuts the rope that holds the balloon tied to a cat etc. etc. etc. instead of just ringing the door bell or whatever? Essentially that is the feeling you get from most of the story line. It just runs on way too long for no good reason. If it were a Tom Clancy novel this book would only be 15 minutes long. The narration is great as always though. Only pick up this novel if you have already read all his other work and really just need more.
Mr. Grisham continues to weave a tale of wonderment. One has to continue to learn how things turn out, albeit the long and sometimes slowness of this one tends to allow the reader to put the book down for a rest. I'm sure the purist Grisham lovers will disagree with my expose, but Grisham has done much better.
As a previous listener stated the narrator drives you nuts! His criticism is so exact! The narraator's voice elevates and drops in a same monotone song...at every, single, sentence! He is terribly boring to listen to and I am sorry to add that this ruins Grisham's entire work. It is extreme-ly irritating. I'd purchased the book over 8 months ago and still cannot get myself to hear it all because of this fella's poor narration. Sorry. This is the first negative input I've ever given a Grisham collection.
This book seemed like it was written to fill a qouta. I like many of Grishams books this one is just blah. I'm not a fan of Frank Muller, instead of captivating and adding his drawn out style puts you to sleep.
There was no characters that you cared about, every character was a bad person and you just don't care.
No, this was me trying him again. Biggest problem is how similar he is regardless of the story. I really don't like his performance.
I never would have published it
I will never get my time back but any chance of my money?
Slow, plodding and completely predictable. And if that wasn't bad enough Grisham presented only unlikable, morally despicable characters, not an admirable protagonist in the bunch.
This novel was a waste of my time and left me feeling blah. Muller's droning narration seemed to mimic my overall take on the story. I'll think twice before investing in another Grisham offering
It just doesn't sit well with me that our protagonists seemly ply their stock in trade – blackmail – successfully. I was left wanting justice for the innocents whose particular sexual tastes left them vulnerable.
The book is great, but the reader is terrible. At the end of every sentence he gives a big breathy whoosh. The annoyance factor is very very high.
Frank Muller used to be a great reader, but this shockingly bad.