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.
The love of the game and the pain of the game.
It made me nostalgic. There were very painful parts and redeeming parts.
A well written baseball story with a somewhat predictable ending, but with a surprise twist. Not your standard Grisham churn out.
Say something about yourself!
Loved the book, it was just slow at the beginning for me with all the ball games, but that is what the book is about so it is necessary.
John Grisham has always done a superb job at defining the personalities and uniqueness of his characters and in this book his characters are so real it's hard to bear in mind that the story is fiction. Joe is talented but tragic!
Calico Joe - he seems so real and in view of the story's circumstances, his life seems so tragic..... even though he's not real!
Does a great job of distinguishing among the characters with his voice and emphasis -- makes their personalities more unique
No extreme reaction -- ending was sad but still humorous -- kind of justice after all.