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.
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.
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!
Interesting how true the old saying is…different strokes for different folks….Someone else reviewing this book commented on the narrator's 'creepy' voice, while I find the actors voice compelling and his voice acting exceptional. As a matter of fact, I plan to select all the Grishams books that are done by this actor….
I like all Grishams books…rich character development and lots of twists and turns. This particular book had a disappointing ending for me…as it was so open ended...
He does all the characters exceptionally well and goes from male to female smoothly….and convincingly….Great job!
No, too rich in detail. As a matter of fact I listened to a couple of chapters twice before proceeding to the following chapter.
I prefer more closure at the end of a novel. A great ending would have earned the book 5 stars.
This one will keep you guessing all the way to the end. Once you get into it you will not want to stop until the end. The story is one of those that leaves you wanting more.
This is a great way to pass the miles.
If he had never written it
The perfprmance of fine considering what he had to work with
All of them
This is a dreadful book which I was obliged to listen to in its entire presentation on a car-trip because my wife would not accept my prediction of the totally predictable (but logically inconsistent) plot. The narration is, as some other reviewers have opined, awful. Banal, mundane sentences are imbued with bathetical and inconsequential menace by the hushed tone of alarm infused into EVERY sentence by the reader. But to be fair to the reader, the plot was so miserable that he probably felt obliged to dress it up in lipstick and stick a pair of high-heels on it. Without giving the plot away - which would not be much of a gift to prospective listeners, other than to preempt their misery - the transparency with which the writer attempts to defraud the reader with irrelevant and misleading threads of thought on the part of the principal characters is shabby and amateurish. The "surprise" ending and the human acts that shape it would have taken place in the first chapter if the principal villain was motivated by the theft of a huge amount of money rather than just a large sum which was the case finally. Honestly, the whole thing was a dreary, rambling, deceitful two-day wade through a vat of decomposing tripes.
I would prefer to undergo a frontal lobotomy without anesthesia than to listen to another word from this untalented man.
If it had been 2 days shorter.
That it did not endure beyond 2 days of driving.
Never again. Lesson learned.
Yes! Frank Muller's narration is world class. The story keeps deep interest.
Yes, the protagonist was facing the death penalty!
No....He is the best narrator I have heard!
legal drama, suspense