It wasn't terrible but I don't care for the story line...this happened then this happened, then I did this then I did that.
I have liked other stories by Grisham. This was not one of his better ones.
Yes, I would not have had Malcom Bannister the main character leave Nathanr in a Jamaican jail getting beaten up while the main character runs off with his money. The beatings to near death were a painful fact even though he had killed two people along with the main characters indifference.
Not sure there was a favorite character for me, none of them were appealing.
Yes, Will Smith, or Denzel Washington.
This was a good but not great Grisham. If you love Grisham definitely listen and the performance was well done.
The book seems to be a product of a misguided suggestion. "Make a book where the black white-collar protagonist is innocent and sticks it to The Man" In trying to appeal to a black audience, the author makes the unforgivable mistake of creating a world that mimics reality but does not abide by the same rules in an unconvincing and unhumorous manner in order to pander to a specific race.
The man character is an unemotional black man that is not enraged by the fact that he is not guilty and is helpful to all those around him regardless of race. Simply not believable.
He somehow co-ordinates several other characters to play their part to bring down the government case against all of them, in one case convincing someone to do some hard time in order to play along. SImply not believable.
He finds a huge stash of gold, the real killer of the judge, takes possession of it and deals with the killer in his own way using information that the FBI also has, mocks the FBI and gets them to give him a plea deal, all without the FBI having the ability to figure out any of it. SImply not believeable.
The main character is flat, the whole book is an excuse for the ending that leaves you feeling gypped.
The author does not attempt to explain how the most difficult feats are accomplished or how he gets the co-operation of several baddies because any explination would be farcical at best.
Stay away and get something decent.
To me this book was different from the rest of John Grisham's books but excellent in every way. The story line was great and the ending was a surprise. All in all I thoroughly enjoy every thing about the book! I couldn't quit listening to it.
Absolutely...kept me engaged.
Malcolm...he was extremely intelligent
He makes you feel as if he IS Malcolm
Loved the book!
Italian translated in America in 2001, work in Hospitality industry and I am an avid listener.
Did not read the book but I can say that the narrator could have used a little more energy
How everything untangles at the end
No but it made me want to move to the islands
Grisham books are always a good read and this one does not disappoint
This was a wonderfully done audiobook. Having read and enjoyed all of John Grisham's previous works, I was not disappointed by his latest legal thriller. The narration was almost as good as the writing itself. J.D. Jackson did a remarkable job.
Yes, great listen..
It wasn't preditcable..
Parts made me laugh.. other parts made me go hmmmm....
It was obvious this story was churned out for the money. Not much tthinking went on.
I think it was more the story and how it was written but a little less monotone would have helped.
One to help you sleep. I expected better from this author.....