The book is not bad but the narrator is horrible. First off Biloxi is pronounced bil-uh-xi. Not bil-ah-xi. Very irritating. He's constantly breathless. Couldn't take the voice anymore.
This is a great story, but please give Frank Muller his due. His career ended tragically and his surviving narrations are noteworthy. He is, by far, the best suspenseful narrator I have ever heard. Ask Stephen King.
This was a solid book from the first chapter. I recommend reading the Testament first because this book kind of starts out in the same area that the Testament is set in. It was nice to already have a mental image of the area that Patrick was hiding in.
I guess it's a personal preference thing, but I love the narrator. His voice sets the right tone for the book...serious, thoughtful, and a hint of mystery. Obvioiusly, his voice won't work with some books, but it is perfect for Grisham novels.
As for my opinion of the novel, I loved trying to figure out Patrick's master plan, and I was rooting for him to get away with it. The ending was not my favorite, but it made sense and was poetic justice. If you always want a sappy ending then this book may not be for you. My main complaint is with Patrick's character...I loved him throughout the novel but towards the end his "simple life" philosophy turned to arrogance. I just thought that personality change wasn't needed.