This book was great and intriguing but it ended in such a way I think I wasted my time!
Not a Grishom book!!!
He was great. Several cities were mispronounced--Biloxi, several Louisiana cities.
I was soooooooo disappointed!
Don't waste your time listening to this one. We were excited to hear how it ended. Grishom tried to give a twist at the end. It was more like we were strangled!
Frank Muller has this mono tone reading where 2 out of 5 characters sounds the same in a pool of 20+. It was hard to keep track while driving and I would have to remind minutes at a time to recap. This was not his fault as I feel the book was all over the place at some times. But I continued since it's a John Grisham novel. I am more comfortable with Michael Beck. I hope he does more of the future readings as he's more colorful
Like all Grisham books, it is captivating, well written and interesting. From a law perspective it is also captivating.
That said, it is a good book but is not his best work. The plot is somewhat loose and the main character, Patrick, is a little weak and underdeveloped despite the length of the story. He comes across as a cross between a creepy con man and a protagonist. I guess this is Grisham's attempt at the dark hero characters we are watching on our tv shows now; the criminal hero if you will.
Also, the "fortunate series of events" that build the story line are a little too lined out and perfect; a little too perfect. Also, the supporting characters (ie the judge, best friend and girlfriend) are a little scooby doo, kissing Patrick's ass after a murder charge and a four year absence having stolen money and run off.
The character is a fascinating dichotomy, but not really believable, although the story IS your typical Grisham page turner.
But the worst part is the ending. Although he does get his shock value, and he does succeed in an unpredictable ending, it is a let down.
It makes NO sense, and leaves the reader completely let down. Its almost as if he got to the end and said, "I am sick of this book, so f*** it! That said, people seem to love it or hate it. I liked it, but did not love it.
The book was good, but it had the same twists as a lot of other Grisham books so I was able to anticipate a lot. I wish it had a better ending.
Thoroughly enjoyed the story full of intrigue and up and downs trying to guess the endings but of course, it took all the twists and turns of a great Grisham novel.mFrank Muller readings have become as familiar as a good friend and think he is wonderful.