From a feminist point of view it was very poor writing. The women in the book were either sluts or the virgin Mary. The characters in the entire story were not believable. And the entire story was too predictable. I thought something interesting could happen, a twist, a secret the missionary woman had, that would spin the story. But that wasn't the case. So it was disappointing.
the characters were too flat and one-dimensional
Another narrator is necessary. Only the beginning were he narrated as the old man, was good. The rest was annoying. He ended every sentence in the same whispery tone.
The only character I thought was slightly ok, was Josh.
don't read this book.
Even though I am not finished the book is great.
The old man
I am in the middle of the book so far so good.
Just when you though you knew there is a twist.
Narration was great - enjoyed it very much!
Touchy subject of workoholics tuning into alchoholics.
Probably first sight of the missionary with her native people ...
Not necessary ...
Whether this is your first chance at a Grisham novel or you are seasoned reader of Grisham this book does not disappoint.
Frank Muller is one of the best narrotors. HIs tone is easy on the ears.
It's a very well balanced story, touching on the theme of greed and the richness of spirituality with a good bit of adventure and history. I've heard another version with a more enjoyable narrator, Henry Leyva was a bit flat lacking in emotionallity.
Not at first but after the 1st half it got very interesting
Brings characters to life....
Ending was a surpise.....Didn't see THAT coming....
I loved the characters and the way that Grisham could put you right into Brazil.
The opening scene is one of the best of any book I've ever read!
Maybe it was the narrator, but the story seemed to have a slower pace and feel than many other Grisham novels. However, it was still very, very good. The main character arc was very predictable, but you wanted to seem him complete his journey. Well worth it.
I liked the cast of characters
I like John Grisham books because I know I will not hear miss-use of God and Jesus name and they are very entertaining. I have read all of Grisham's books and now am in the process of listening to them, very entertaining.