I was hoping Grisham was back to his former glory, but alas...it is not to be. J. Clay Carter is a flat, predictable character. This is the last Grisham book I will invest my money in.
When I pick up a Grisham novel I don't expect it to be the "Great American Novel". Like all of his books this one has a good story line, moves fast and is a good diversion.
I could barely stand to listen to this book. At least when reading I can skip all the monotonous detail about expensive purchases.
Unbelievable characters and an all too predictable plot make this book simply not worth time.
This is a pretty typical Grisham book. I liked it and particularly liked the narrator. If you like the legal thrillers, this is a very enjoyable listen.
Grisham is a master storyteller. Michael Beck is a master narrator. Beck's performance is flawless. As he effortlessly shunts from one personae to the next, you're convinced there must be a host of narrators recounting this tale. The many interesting characters in this work come to life and draw you deep into this Grisham novel right from the start. Clay Carter is an amicable hero with his all-too-human reactions to temptations too hard to resist. Welcome to this fast and furious ride of twists and turns into the underbelly of mass tort litigation. Don't forget your Dramamine!
Thank you John Grisham and Audible! I couldn't put this one down. I loved the character J. Clay Carter. The world of torts, class actions lawsuits, etc. was so very interesting. Please don't let this be the last we hear of JCC.
I enjoyed the book. It started with a more hectic pace than it ended. While a somewhat predictable plot, the characters were full and interesting. I was engrossed with the devastating effect of greed on the main character. Grisham tied it in well with the past and the future. If you're looking for your teacher's literature, then pass. Otherwise, just enjoy it.