The first half of this book was kind of ho-hum and I thought it was a pretty pedestrian, matter-of-fact plot. But wait for the second half. My perception went from "nice story" to "that was one of Grisham's best in a few years!" Mr. Grisham still has it! This one would make a good movie.
Enjoyed the book. I listened while traveling and had no trouble catching up where I had to pause and feeling "connected" to the story. I think I will listen to it again and will probably catch several things I missed first time around. Very good!
Took awhile , but got into it.
He did not seem to be involved with the story.
Not sure I would read it.
Interesting to have a white guy write from a black guys perspective. The book was ok but I thought it was a bit contrived. Too many things had to line up just right and I found that to be distracting.
I liked the narrator's tone taken with the main character. During the brilliant storyline, the main character didn't give away the ending.
I can't help but look at government furniture without thinking about the possible price inflation connected with what the tax-payer has spent. I don't know if it's true that the prison chair cost $800 as opposed to the regular $75 price, but it does make you wonder. Haha
Yes. I did not know what Racketeering was prior to reading this book. It was insightful to read about the law and tactics used at trial and how its possible for innocent people to get caught up.
If anything, maybe slightly bland in tone...but I think that went along with the main character's persona during the book.
It had a twist and ended up going in a completely different direction; one I was not expecting at all.
It was slow in some places. But overall it was enjoyable. Female character was not really fleshed out.
I sometimes wonder if Grisham is still writing his own books...they just don't have that "can't put them down quality" anymore.
I am blind so this is the way I can "read" a book but I love it.
Yes it did. I listened to it twice in a row as it was that good
I enjoyed his voice.
Just when I thought it was over a new story surfaced. I enjoyed that alot.
One of the better Grishom books like the ones in the beginning of his career.
This is an enjoyable Grisham read, perhaps less technical than some of his earlier books.
The performer was very believeable and I'd be pleased to listen to more of his recordings.
I have read other ones. I may try again.
You are lied to in the story just as much as everyone else in the story, so you are never "with" the characters, you never understand what they're doing or why. You're just kind-of following along after going, "what?... why...?" And when you realize you've been lied to and that's why you're lost, it's not a great revelation and suddenly everything makes sense and it's awesome. It's more of a, "sigh, well that makes sense now. Wish they'd have told me that 6 hours ago so this would have been interesting as opposed to looong."
It's revealed half-way through the book that the main character is talking slowly and deeply to hide his speach patterns and voice. You'd never have gotten that from the beginning by reading it.
The narrator has a great voice, good cadence and inflection. There isn't much emotion in this book, but what there is you are made to feel.