After reading 1/4th of the book, I thought this was the Street Lawyer, but at the half-way point I realized the name of the main character was different. Where's the suspense, mystery, or courtroom drama we all long for? Not in this book and not by this author anymore. Without even reading it you already know the story so don't waste your money.
Not as good as "The Partner" but a fun listen. Michael Beck is as usual, brilliant! Some great characters season a fairly predictable pot of plot. You can't help but get caught up in the excitement of the main characters circumstance. The most difficult part of the experience is deciding whether you want to be a lawyer or shoot one.
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The book was good and entertaining especially as read by Michael Beck. He's the best narrator I've ever heard.
I was glad that I heard this book instead of reading it. The story and protagonist, Clay Carter, made me so mad that if I had been reading the story, I would have thrown the book across the room.
Let me begin by saying that I think I've either read or listened to every book that Grisham has written. Let me continue by saying that I haven't really enjoyed many of them. I consider his books to be perfect beach, airplane, or commuting material. This book is no different.
No, you won't really like the main character. You won't feel sorry for him when things start going badly for him. You know where the story is going after listening to the first half hour.
Reading a Grisham book is like watching an episode of a television drama. You're not expecting high-brow intellect or overly thought-provoking moral dilemmas. You listen to Grisham because it's a fast-paced story that makes the time fly by.
He delivers that again here.
A main character who is quite difficult to like, an ending that seemed to be quickly contrived, and a second half that appears unnecessary. I think Grisham wants us to identify with the sudden appearance of greed and excess in J. Clay Carter, and then empathize with him in his downfall, but he succeeds in neither. The book starts out well and promises interest but fades quickly. Narration and reading are quite good, which saves this as an audio book.
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.