The story did not have any up or down moments.
He didn't do a bad job with the material he had to work with.
It wouldn't be high on my list of recommendations. So, I think the answer would be "no." Not because it was a bad book per se, there are just so many incredible books available that would top my list of recommendations.
I enjoy courtrooms and their proceedings but I didn't care for the need to hear the name of the person speaking. You'll know to what I refer if you listen to this book. My first impression was that Grover Gardner could not adequately differentiate the voices since most were male... but I may be wrong.
No. I'm sorry that all the voices were basically the same. Which is okay given that the voices were mostly male but it is always interesting to hear a different pitch during a long story.
I was captured by what may be coming next but I am not a person who will stay up until the wee hours to finish a book. I did listen to it as much as I could but not constantly.
With the exception of a slight unexpected ending (very slight) the book was mostly predictable. Enjoyable? Sure. Page turner? Yeah, a little bit. Recommend? Sure, why not.
I usually don't listen to stories twice, so, probably not but if it came out in a movie, I'd go see it.
No, but he was very good.
It made me feel for the parents. Their anguish over their son was palpable and I could certainly relate to feeling responsible for everything their son might have done.
I should have said that only parts of the book were predictable, the ending wasn't what I expected at all.
Grover Gardner has a great reading style. He brought the characters to life
The question is to know that your child can do no wrong but has done some irreversible harm like murder. Does he have the murder gene?
I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!
I don't know if I could listen again. It was a wonderful book. But, it really cut me deep. As a mother I could really empathize with the wife.
There were so many, I don't know if I could choose just one. I think the one moment that got to me, was when the family takes the trip. The author lulls you into thinking that , perhaps, everything I'll turn out OK for this family. And then....Wow.
Definitely Andy. Here was a man who had to carry this devastating family secret. He lives in denial all the while trying to defend his son that's been accused of murder. You can just feel his tension.
Once again, Andy. Though the convicted Grandfather is a compelling character, as well.
Read this book. It really stays with you. As a parent, it had me thinking "What would I do in these people's shoes?"
I loved this audio book. The book was easy to follow and i was very surprised by the ending. I highly recomend this novel!
Audible started me reading fiction again. What a treat to have professional actors narrating a book I may not have had the time to "read".
Excellent writing. Fascinating story that will keep you riveted all the way to the end. Kudos to Grover Gardner,a marvelous narrator. A novel not to be missed!
Couldn't stop listening
This was my first experiencing listening in lieu of reading. I was mesmerized and couldn't stop listening. I am a lawyer and found the legal aspects to be very realistic, which is important. The story was wonderful, exciting and moving. The narrator was excellent. A great listen.
Very good 'read' that will not soon leave you. There were occasional times when the timeline was hard to follow, but they were written to where you soon caught on. Intriguing variation on the nature v.s. nurture debate with an ironic ending. The characters are rich and there are laugh out loud moments with contemporary dialog. You can feel this family reach into their socks for the courage to get through the grocery store. Excellent story & performance - I highly recommend this book.