I'm a Grisham fan, but this latest work was very disappointing. Lacked his normal punch and listening was more of a grind, just to get it done. Story line was more than a little far fetched in my opinion. Narration was slow, halting, and detracted from the story. Don't waste your time.
I am a retired RN in New York State and love, lobe, love James Patterson books!
Loved the intrigue. Kept me guessing till the end. Every character well developed and surprising. Will read more of his.
Yes, the plot was good. I thought the middle dragged out a little bit and have a tough time trying to figure out what is going on.
Yes, I think the movie would be easier to deliver the story.
I remember when Grisham was gold. You could buy his next book and know you were getting something great to read. Hasn't been that way for some time. : <
I disagree with the reviewer who headlined the review "Garbage". It was worse than garbage! Save your money, and time. The only possible explanation is that Grisham took the first half of one implausible, rediculous story, and added it to the second half of an entirely different, implausible, rediculous story, and did not even bother to link the two together.
I actually went back and listened to the first half again to see if i missed parts that would explain what the relationship was to the second part! (It didn't help).
This might be what a first time author, who was just out of high school would write, but he woud never get it published.
Anything but Grisham
Reader was OK but he was not very good. Maybe he was as confused as Grisham was about what was going on.
Sadness at the pitiful depths to which a very good author has sunk
I am returning this book for credit. Maybe if enough people actually do that we won't be subjected to stupid trash like this.
no. this was so hard to listen to I just couldnt bring myself to trust them again. It is simply a boring plot and not in anyway plausible. This is coming from someone who just finished 14! and Altar of Bones! Equally outlandish plots and devices but better written and much more satisfying.
The Confession was much better. Not great but better.
U n b e l i e v a b l y. S l o wmust listen on 1.5 speed or higher. the pauses are too long.
this book was not put together by two writers it was machined from left over parts of other probably more intersting ideas. The result is an uninspired disappointment that was also hard to listen to at normal speed. Though I did find at 1.5 his voice was fine and tempo listenable.
after several great books (and very different sure), including The Drunkard's Walk and 14, this was tough to finish and ultimately unsatisfying. Sorry it sounds harsh but that was my 12 hours i will not get back
It is similar to Grisham;s books.
I think he provides more characterization.
I so much enjoyed this audiobook!! The narrator is top-notch which adds depth to the story. You won't regret listening to this book--one of my favorite Grisham's yet!!
Great diction and a powerful performance.
Yes, but i also didn't want it to end, either.....
Can someone recommend another book this good?? Thank you in advance!
No, the narrator was too much, I would recommend my friend get a Kindle.
The ending was awesome!
Whistles every "s"
Most definitely! I often read Grisham's books more than once and having this one as an audible book makes it even more appealing. This one was done so well...very entertaining.
Any other Grisham novel! I could compare it to a Robert Ludlum novel,
due to the many twists and turns in the book. One did not know the outcome until the very last page I also enjoyed this audio book as much as The Help. Both performances by the readers were superb.
The lead character. Malcolm Bannister.
It made both my husband and I cry due to much laughter! It certainly made a long car trip more enjoyable.
Loved the novel and audio version equally. Jackson did a marvelous job portraying all of the characters on spot.