I really like Grisham's book. I couldn't let go of this one. I specially liked the way the protagonist turns his life around only to discover what really matters to us as human beings.
In the middle, but I'm pretty picky so I rarely listen to anything that I don't expect to be great.
A lot of Grisham's other books have a similar vein to them. A young lawyer, job problems, an impossible legal battle, twists and turns in the plot that keep you guessing.
When the main character just walks out of his office after arriving to face another day of pure hell. It was like a slave being set free, and he was going to stay free at any price.
I would say I laughed several times.
Felt a little like King of Torts, except different enough to be it's own book. I loved the characters also. Grisham is a pure master at storytelling and even one of his mediocre books is better than most other author's best.
I enjoyed this Grisham novel as he had some interesting characters and their development was good. A goody-two shoes lawyer among the ambulance chasers, was an interesting dynamic. The story kept me listening, a few drags now and then, but mostly kept me interested. It wasn't suspenseful, which keeps you hanging on to the story more, as some of his other novels have been. Good examples of greed and the amount of money spent on litigation and litigation-avoidance. I am not sure how accurate the picture is of the money spent by the big pharmaceutical companies, but I am sure he is close. Makes one angry to know that is often where the resources go. Enjoy!
If you're looking for the usual great John Grisham book, you're going to be sadly disappointed, but you will be listening to a fairly good book. At times it's funny, other times it's said and sometimes it just makes you downright mad. I'm not sure I'd recommend this book to a friend, I have others that I'd recommend first, but if you're the kind of person that listens/reads every John Grisham book that comes out, then you do need to get this one too. You won't be completely unhappy that you did. Plus Dennis Boutsikaris is as always a great reader.
The John Grisham of old. The story lacks any significant plot twists or action sequences found in earlier books like The Firm or Pelican Brief.
I have started Stephen King's latest book. I am really enjoying it so far.
It was a good storyline and and kept ones attention. All likeable characters and enjoyed the midwest/Chicago area references and the medical legal story. However, the reader totally missed the midwestern accents on Wally and Oscar! He made them sound like "New Yorkers" with the silent "r's" in their speech. i.e pak (park). It was most annoying, as I am from the midwest and know the accent well and live in Florida where all you hear are New York accents!.
Yes. I listen to many audiobooks and rarely get to the end of one. This story at least maintained my interest until the end.
good, no shocking twists but good enough
Yes, the narration was engaging.
If I could've listened to it in one sitting, I would have. I was so into the story that I hated to stop it. In the end, I listened to it in two sittings and it took me back to Grisham's early books that I loved so much. Nobody writes legal thrillers like he does and I couldn't get enough of it! The narrator did an excellent job, but it was over much too soon.
Grisham does it again!
Grisham did a masterful job of character development and the reader did a wonderful job of depicting each.