Easy read, fun, inspiring
The spirit of Joe
This is the first time listening to Singer. He made the book come to life.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
In the usual stellar writing style of Grisham, Calico Joe will grab you right away, keep you listening for hours, and leave you wishing for more. You certainly don't have to be a baseball fan to love this book, but if you are, you'll especially enjoy it. I have never been disappointed by a Grisham book. As always, I'm already looking forward to his next one.
it keeps you interested all through the book
yes, my wife and i listened to it on are way to cape cod
would recommend this bonk to young and old and sports fans or not
Someone who wants to listen to hours of baseball game replays
Not for a while
My mistake was in not reading more carefully before buying the book. This will not happen again.
Even though this is more about relationships than baseball, it is baseball that forms the setting for the story. If you like baseball literature, you have to give this one a listen.
The story is quite a sentamental one - but when finished, I couldn't help but like it. Worth a read!
The intensity of the story.
Any Grisham book. His style is excellent.
Outstanding as usual.
Keep the audio books coming.
A bit predictable however I still enjoyed the story. Very interesting relationship between the son and his father.
The Baseball games where Joe did his magic.
Joe, he was an old school baseball player who played the game hard and aggressive, it would be interesting to listen to his experiences.
Mom of three
I have not read the print version, but, as a non-baseball-addict, I would not have enjoyed wading through all of the baseball facts had I tried to read it. I would have done it, but would not have been able to deal with it as gracefully as Erik Singer, the reader, did!
I liked the main character most. In general I like Grisham's main characters. Grisham makes them likeable and realistic.
I have listened to Erik Singer many times and he does a superb job. He uses color and inflection for the different characters without over-doing the dramatization. His performance enhances the the book.
I listened to it in about 2 days so I didn't miss by much! I was definitely hooked once I got started!
Did not read the print version.
Meeting of Joe and Warren
Did not read the book so cannot compare
It is a good read for baseball types. However, there are some areas in the story that have to be "filled in" by the casual baseball observer.
Good character development.
No value added.