Defending Jacob best summer read this year.
I liked the unexpected twists and turns of the story, especially the end
Grover's performance was consistent for all the characters and very engaging
Part One moved to a crescendo so that Part II was totally addictive and had to listen every free minute.
Now THIS should be made into a movie! Clooney and Pitt need not apply....real people only...
I do hand painted piecework for a small lighting company. I love listening to books while I paint! It's wonderful to be "reading" again!
I don't normally listen to a book again, but this one would be a great candidate for a second listen. This book drew me in with interesting characters and a riviting story line.
The father. I could understand how a father could be in such denial about the behavior of his son.
Gardner has a straight forward approach to his performance that is believable and easy to listen to.
Maybe "haunted" would be a better description. I was drawn in to this story, and it has remained in the back of my mind since listening to it. This is story that stayed with me long after I finished.
Canadian girl in Kansas, love audible, books on kindle or kindle fire, and old fashioned books! I enjoy fiction most, mostly books with strong female leads. Favourite authors: Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Wally Lamb, Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, Lisa Genova, many more!
It's one of the most disturbing, shocking, dark books I've listened to so far. That being said, it was a definitely nail biter.
I think my favourite character was the narrator 'Andy.' I loved his honesty, the way he felt about his wife and child. The way he loved his child so much. His protective instinct and loyalty was ultimately touching.
I loved it when Gardner would perform the teen characters. They were so true to life. Fourteen year old kids truly do act as he portrayed their voices and characters. The descriptions were very accurate, and as a mom of two teen boys I felt the same struggle the parents felt. Grover Gardner did well portraying all the characters, but I felt myself smiling when he did the voices of the kids. They were spot-on.
I would like to take Jacob out to dinner and just get a feel for him and see if I could get him to talk and say more than a few words to me.
This book is riveting. I highly recommend it for anyone who likes courtroom drama or deep suspense. Grisham better watch his back! ;)
I have a strong preference for the SPOKEN, as opposed to the written word. Although a poor reader may detract from a book, a truly capable reader adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of a good book.
Nobody I would like to know! I can't imagine anyone who would find any artistic or entertainment value in this book.
I'm not fond of unidimensional characters. The protagonist (lawyer) is emotionally blind, deaf and dumb. Stupid, too. Legal detail plays a 2 percent part of the book. Nobody, and I do mean nobody thinks, talks, or acts like these characters. It's so bad I was embarrassed to listen -- like watching a grade school play when the script was written by the class idiot.
Bond with a better author.
Yes, all of those, and more!
Sure. I'd like my money back!
Say something about yourself!
Good story, well told.
The male characters were clearly defined.
Yes, with pitch and accents he created distinction between the characters.
Good story, thought provoking and some great twists.
This could happen. A terrible murder of a young boy and a class mate is charged. The possibly guilty son's father is a lawyer, who is the town's defense attorney initially on the case until his son is charged with the murder. Interesting to learn the past of the alleged murderer.
I listened to this while I painted my kitchen and it kept me wanting to paint the rest of the house just to hear the next chapters.
We should talk about Kevin.
a good reading and a captivating story. The story kept moving...no fluff.
This story was absolutely gripping! I couldn't stop listening and totally loved it! I'd highly recommend it.
I am a sucker for courtroom dramas and well-written mysteries so this book appealed to me. There were enough surprises to keep me questioning the outcome and I found the characters (a D.A., his wife, and their teenage son) fairly believable, though not quite enough to give it 5 stars. There were a couple disturbing scenes relating to animal cruelty that I had to plug my ears to get past (if I was reading rather than listening would have just jumped a page or two ahead). It's hard to say more without giving away the story so I'll leave it at that.
Great read and great performance! You won't be sorry you used your credit!!! Really would like to know where the characters are now!!!