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!
A series of short stories that are as well written as his books. Another great work by Grisham!
I enjoyed the local color and character development.
To me the narration was honest certainly not the worst I've heard.
Even found them a bit thought provoking
I love John Grisham. I have listened to every one of his books. The stories were typical JG and I found them very entertaining. The reader, (JG) was NOT what I have come to expect. Stephen King once said that books are best expressed when read by the author. JG should ignore this, stick to writing, and allow the professionals to read. His efforts detracted from and otherwise good book.
When I read the other reviews I thought, How bad can the narration be?
Wow, he is terrible. It is distracting from the stories. The stories are disappointing too.
They aren't as bad as the narration, though. Did I mention the narration is really bad?
Don't buy the book just to find out how bad.
Fans of Grisham are going to buy the book, anyway. That's the only reason I did.
I've read a couple of books by Grisham that I didn't think were as good as other books by Grisham.
This is the first time I have regretted spending the money to buy a Grisham book and wished I had purchased something different.