A great story - Wll done by reader
greater insight about father and son relationships
Erik Singer my favorite reader
His father meeting Joe
Great book unlike other Grisham novels very good baseball/human interest story
How his father affected him
Kept me enraptured
Probably the best book Grisham has ever wrote and am listening to it for the 2nd time right now
I have enjoyed every John Grisham book I have read or listened to.... and this one is unlike any other. Not a lawyer on these scene. Instead it is a tale of 2 times. The story slips seamlessly from current day to events 30 year old. the history of baseball is so convincing I went to google to check the facts.... lots of them were accurate. This book is a very easy listen, brief and to the point, great story of life and tragedy with a thoroughly satisfying conclusion. Enjoy
John Grisham is one my favorite authors, and I've read all his books. I bought this thinking it would be similar to The Bleachers, which is a favorite story. It was a good as Bleachers and more. Great story, well written and the characters were believable. Really enjoyed this audiobook.
John Grisham's The Bleachers
I thought he did a great job, especially with the portrayal of Joe at the end of the book.
Absolutely Calico Joe. To listen to his thoughts and feelings about what he went through during that amazing run.
The excitement of the games kept my interest, as well as the developing characters.
The meeting of Joe and Warren
Calico Joe. He was a most unusual athlete, who was able to cope with his loss without allowing it to destroy him.
A GREAT READ!
It's true this is not the typical John Grisham legal novel, but he is just an excellent writer and storyteller, and that applies to this novel. Well worth the listen.
I think the ending was somewhat contrived.
The most interesting aspect was the character of Calico Joe. Both before and after his accident.
Yes, but not as good as Grisham's legal stories.
I was concerned because I thought Skipping Christmas was a waste of time to listen to. I do think that this book has few high points and is a very serious, almost depressing story.
I hope there is redemption in this novel because after 2 hours of listening to what a dirt bag the father was to his son & wife, I had to shut it off
Call me old fashioned, but I'm looking to be entertained, not caught up in an abusive family relationship that I don't care about.
Save your money and download Grishams latest lawyer novel, The Litigators, or his other baseball novel that takes place in Italy and is fun.
Calico deserves to visit the remainder piles Don't be sucked in by a great writer who has run aground on sandbar of self pity.
And by the way, as a listener, we have an obligation to quit a book when it becomes unsufferable, no matter how wonderful the author is!
the tragedy is heartwrenching all the way around. the predicability is its least interesting characteristic.
in closing chapters, I cried --sitting in a crowded airport
more like a long short story than a true novel