I purchased this audiobook a couple of days ago. I use audiobooks as a way to make a long work commute tolerable. And, Grisham is always a pleasant easy listen. This one has me ready to throw my iPod out the window. J.D. Jackson's narration is so painfully slow, deliberate, and over articulated, it's like someone reading to a really slow typist. Any comma in a sentence is a full second or two pause. The end of a sentence is as often as not 2-3 seconds of dead air. I've tried to get used to it now 3-4 times and simply can't do it. I keep thinking my iPod has stopped. "In Virginia, [long pause] we boarded the bus, [long pause], with stops planned in Kentucky, [long pause], West Virginia, [long pause], and Tennessee. [THREE SECONDS OF DEAD AIR]. Then the next sentence, also torturously slow and deliberate. It's almost as if they were trying to stretch the length. My fault--I should have listened to the sample--but I'm surprised more people haven't struggled with this one.
Excellent twists & turns.
You were never quite sure who the good guys were. John is back writing good mysterys.
J.D. did ok but I prefer George Guidall.
Yes indeed! I stayed up all night just to finish it.
The beginning had me wondering and then overall I was waiting for the "next page". I enjoyed this book.
When the plot was explained in the end.
Not quite sure.
What I expected from Grisham, no surprises, very distrating
recommend for light reading
Just have fun
This is an enjoyable book to listen to as the narrator takes you through the twists and turns of the justice system, legal system and drug world.
Some of the characters were difficult to understand but majority of the performance was clear, entertaining, and enjoyable.
Too many of Grisham's books follow the same formula - happily this story is unique and he employs his masterful story telling abilities to full impact. This story makes the listener question right from wrong, justice from injustice. Interesting and thought provoking.
Perfect book for audible listeners.
J.D . Jackson was superb.
It all led up to the incredible hoax.
Many of Grisham's novels have seemed to be "auto-penned" of late. I thought this one was the real deal.
Good story, a lot of the old John Grisham pag turner, low profanity, no graphic sex. One reason i enjoy reading his books.
I do weary of Grisham's continual haranguing of law enforcement. I am not sure what his beef is with law enforcement in general and our prison system in particular. As a retired law enforcement officer i know he is way over the top on his descriptions of the ineptitude and conniving of the cops. There are some bad eggs but they bug the regular honest dedicated officers far more than they bother the public. I just wish he would just give it a rest!
All of his really great early classics