Linda in Omaha
I don't think I have ever used the term "riveting" in describing a book, but this one earns that distinction. Being a mother of sons, I could identify with the need to defend one of my own. Not a "feel-good" book, but definitely worth the time. The reader sounded like he could be an attorney and a father. I felt like I was listening to the true story of this family.
This book describes a very upsetting psychological nightmare for any parent. I practically could not breathe while reading it, I needed closure, I wanted peace, I was completely compelled by the set of circumstances illustrated within the text. It's not a relaxing story. It's well written, gracefully narrated, and utterly sad.
Real life nightmare
I would prefer not to say as I don't want to spoil it for others
Yes, I have and I have thoroughly enjoyed all his work.
Jacob's mother. Again I don't want to give the reason as it would be a spoiler.
This was a very good book, with twists and turns and an unexpected ending. I will certainly watch for more books by this author.
I would recommend this book. It was well paced and even the sometimes tricky time and place changes made sense.
I really liked the the complexity of the father's character and his almost wistful love for his son.
Grover Gardner became the father for me. Beautifully acted.
I bought the book because I was caught by the title. It didn't disappoint so I would not rename the book.
Don't get complacent when listening to this book. There are always surprises.
This story grabbed me quickly and wouldn't let me go, even through the somewhat slow portions near the end. I listened to the whole thing in just a few days. I just had to know what would happen next.
It kept my attention. It kept me wondering what would happen next.
He brought the characters to life.
The dad. I loved the effort he put forth to defend his son.
I thought this audiobook was great. I would definitely recommend it. It never lost my interest and the story was fun to follow.
The ending captured me.
Andy, the narrator of the story, was fascinating. Hearing his reactions and thoughts always kept me thinking.
I didn't love this book but I can't seem to let it go either. I wanted more detail about the characters early on in the book but the twists and turns of the last chapters made up for it.
I don't think I would listen to it again because some of the characters actions and lack of motives were frustrating
Andy Barber's growing panic and trying to hold it together.
Jacob - cause you just don't have a clue
Some audio books I like to listen to with a hard copy nearby for referring back to previous passages. This was one of those books
Tell us about yourself! I'm a teacher who loves cycling and plugging into a book for 10 or more hours on long bike rides.
surprising, believable, suspenseful
The exchange with the grandfather in prison and his involvement with the conclusion of the trial.
Very natural and easy to visualize the character
I was easily drawn in and identified with the fathers unfailing defense of his son.