Just not up to par. He needs to stay within his legal backgound. It seems like each time he deviates, he produces OK, but not really good work.
I would have hesitated buying this time if I had read but a few lines offered by those who went before. Audio books, and thereby their original,suffer bad reviews for poor reading. Could poor Mr. Grisham not hear himself??
John Grisham's voice perfect for reading his own work! The slight accent is perfect for reading about a Mississippi county. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed this superb story teller tell his stories. John Grisham's voice is easy to listen to and I just want to listen to the stories over and over.
I found this book excellent and was sorry when it ended. Mr. Grisham is a wonderful narrator and his southern touch gives the stories magnified character and a great down-home feeling. I look forward to more short stories set in Clanton and Ford County. I particularly enjoyed the characters and the yarn about the Quiet Haven Retirement Home.
Classic Grisham - There is no closure in any of the stories although i did enjoy each them. Most were strange but I suspect each one may have had a degree of truth and/or reality. Some of the short stories were boring but for some reason I wanted to keep listening; possibly it was because I knew there would be no closure and I wanted to see just how he was going to just end then.
This book is one of Grisham's best works. It puts lives to the people in many of his books. There are tales of how the characters lives affected their families. The tales made me laugh and cry and all of those emotions made all of the tales so real.
The best part was hear Mr. Grisham narrate.
With all the mixed reviews I wasn't sure what to expect from this collection. It turns out it is just what I expect and enjoy from Grisham, just in short form. Fun, colorful characters and interesting Southern small town stories.
If you are looking for a high suspense legal thriller, this isn't it. If your looking for a funny, charming set of stories it's a winner.
Ok the narration by the author was not the best, but the content of the stories was good. A few of the stories really stood out as original. The stories are strong on character development and they are well researched.
The stories are brilliant and deserve 5 stars, however, Grisham needs to leave the reading to the professionals - a lot of the listening was blurred by his narration. Sorry John, you can't do everything well!