Uhhh what just happened?
After getting extremely hooked on this story over a long road trip, my boyfriend and I only had 2 hours left in the book when we arrived home. So needless to say, we both finished it while we were on our lunch break the next day.
Almost simultaneously, we both texted each other confused about the story's ending. I think if things would have ended differently I would have raced to buy another John Grisham novel to listen to. I have read a couple others of his that I liked; however, this one's ending disappointed me.
The narrator, Frank Mueller, was phenomenal. He handled so many characters with ease. Will definitely be following which novels he narrates.
Overall - 4 stars. Even though I didn't prefer the ending, it still was a gripping read.
Performance - 5 stars. See paragraph above.
Story - 4 stars. I'm tempted to mark at 3, again, because of the ending. However, it was both unpredictable and not overly coincidental like other novels of this genre. At the end of the day I won't hold the ending against the great writing of the other 95% of the book.
Yes. Learn about southern lawyers.
Any of John's book
Some what, but should have a women talking where needed
Laughed at the part where the girl runs off with the money.
Several unexpected twists in this plot, I always enjoy reading/listening to John Grisham fiction. There is no background music, which I am glad about because sometimes they make the background music to loud on TV and I can't hear what the people are saying.
tuff to listen to. Narrator drives me crazy. Great story, so worth the read, but I will not listen to Frank Muller again, I will read instead.
As usual, a good plot, lovable and despicable characters, and a good pace.
I like John Grisham's attention to detail, which makes his stories more plausible than maybe they SHOULD be! I get annoyed when, as I'm reading or listening to a book I find myself saying "but that doesn't make sense! He/she could've just....", or "that's so far-fetched - no one would ever do that!", or "come on - that's just WAY too much of a coincidence..." Grisham never makes me question plot points.
The main character, Patrick/Danilo was my favorite. Grisham always does a great job of developing his main character and makes you root for him - even if you suspect he might be a "bad guy".
There was a moment that moved me to profanity, but I can't reveal that moment hear, as it would spoil the book for future listeners.
I almost hate to admit my love for John Grisham's books, because they are USUALLY - ultimately - predictable. But by the time the prediction comes true, I am so fully invested in the story, I'm relieved that the story resolves as I'd hoped. Note the emphasis on usually...
Typical Grisham legal thriller. Well done with enough depth to keep you engaged until the very end. Is it a great book? No. Is it a lot of fun to listen to? Absolutely.
Without this book the leaves in my yard would be hip high. Put it on when you have a task to complete and watch the hours melt away.
Worth the price of admission. Not earth-shattering, but very solid and worthwhile. Thumbs up for sure. Will be back for more JG.