I can't bring myself to finish this one - second recent John Grisham audiobook that I simply can't tolerate the narrator. The inflections in the voice are terrible and he is not versatile enough to change characters. The author has done some great works in the past - this one being an older thankfully their is a better narrator on board now.
I will be returning this one.
It starts out slow and you just keep waiting for it to speed up, 1/2 way through I almost quit listening, but I hate leaving a book unread. I should have stopped the end was awful!!
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.
I enjoyed the book, the narrator did an excellent job. The reason I gave 2 stars on the performance is because in several places the narration would repeat itself where there was obviously a splice in the recording.
Meh... it is a passable Grisham offering. I found I couldn't understand or empathize with any of the characters, though the plot did keep me going...
I enjoyed the idea about a man running away, doing a wrong thing for a right reason... but by the end of it, I just didn't care. I couldn't understand a character's motivations...
I normally like Frank Muller as a narrator, but this one was just not a strong performance, either with dialogue or emotoin.
As a movie, this book actually woudl work; if it hasn't been optioned for a movie, it should be.
I liked Grisham's earlier works - particularly "The Chamber", "The Rainmaker" and "The Runaway Jury"; I like Muller's performances in "The Rainmaker", as well as other offerings... unfortunately "The Partner" does not hold up to other books I have listened to.
Enjoyed the book, although the ending was somewhat predictable. Excellent narration.
Lots of action legal wise and maybe a bit the top as far as perfect planning goes, still I found that the book was hard to put down.
this is definitely among the best -- the story is excellent and I also really like Frank Muller as a narrator. I will be looking for more books read by him.
it was a mystery right up to the end! it had so many bits that would be revealed one little tidbit at a time.
he is not distracting like some of the others -- when I listen some narrators - like a woman reading in a mans voice sounds funny. and its the same for when a man is reading in a female voice. sometimes it just sounds so odd that it detracts from the story. with Frank there is a lot of variation w/ his speech patterns/tones etc from character to character and it helps the listener identify and differentiate the characters from one another.
I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
John Grisham is one of those authors that continually makes it impossible to answer the question "Whats your favorite book by him?" This one is no exception to that. Everything that happened was a surprise! Its defiantly worth listening to... twice!