MBaggins of Blue Star Mage.com
John Grisham is a fine writer, no doubt.
The story is quirky enough to keep my attention and the twists are not predictable. I had quite a time with the main character as he seemed so duplicitous, But in the end he was revealed as just VERY intelligent,. His long term plan was brilliant. Yeah, I liked the book a lot. The narrator JD Jackson was excellent.
In a twisted sort of way the story reminded me of Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop, playing a dumb blond that really couldn't sing and doing a masterful job of it,
I don't usually read or listen to books a second time
I loved his voice and interpretation
I am a Grisham fan, but this story is the worst. Add to this a reader who might as well be reading a book report. The story has the potential to be interesting, but it is simply boring. I tried to endure the entire audiobook, but finally had to quit about half way through. It was painfully boring.
I know that publishers have reviewers whose job it is to write positive reviewers for new releases I was sucked in, but hope you will not be.
Not with this particular reader
None I can think of
No... The reader's pace was consistently slow and almost unemotional...
Beach, Palm Tree, Good Book
A better story would have been nice.
Not much with this turkey
It was okay.
My husband and I began listening to this book on our way down through the CA central valley, a boring drive to be sure, so we looked forward to a good diversion from the monotony of the freeway and bleak landscape. We were both disappointed. After Grisham's last book, The Litigators, we were hoping he was back on track after such a long spell of boring, contrived stories. But this book is even worse than some of his "dry spell" stories. It's a shame because The Litigators was terrific.
All I can say is that if you figure this one out before the end...you should be writing mystery thrillers yourself! I couldn't figure out how a book that has the main character in federal prison could really work out but work out it did!
Entertaining and I don't regret listening to it. I'd liken it to the new Skyfall James Bond movie compared to Daniel Craig's first film. In my opinion, the first one was many times better that the other. For me this book didn't have the intensity of The Firm but it was pretty good. If you miss listening/reading to this it's not a huge loss.
Very interesting story, detailed planning, good characters, different from older Grisham novels.
The narration and the characters were excellent, well told story.
All the characters were good, got a bit shaky in the Caribbean.
Was exactly what we expected.
yes, If you have read Grisham in the past, you won't be disappointed. His story line and chain of events held my attention to the very end.
Although the story line was more comparable to The Client than A painted house, the quality of John Grisham shines through.