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
An interesting plot that captivates you within minutes and keeps you interested until the end.
J.D. Jackson brought the personality of the characters to life, enabling the movie screen in my mind to visualize them with extreme clarity.
This was a book I listened to in one sitting. My wife accused me of being anti social.
An interesting, complex plot. The authors note at the end was anti climatic. I was surprised as a few of the characters could not of held the jobs or owned the types of buisiness they did being convicted felons. Artistic license I suppose, but that was the only disappointment in the novel. John Grisham Delivers once again.
Not sure after this one
He just wasn't good.
throw the book out and start over.
Of course -- I ALWAYS buy Grisham's books...
He could have had his book edited by a competent editor...
It STILL drives me NUTS that the MATH didn't work out with the selling of the gold bars -- either he sold 100 for $122,000 or 50 for half that...
NOT 50 for $122,000 TOTAL at $1,220 an ounce...
This was brought up again at the END of the book -- and the SAME mistake was made...
I cannot OVERLOOK errors like this and I've STOPPED reading other author's books for MUCH less...
Come on Grisham -- Don't put out SLOPPY work anymore...
It is one of the better books I've listened to on Audiobooks.
This is typical Grisham and I love all of his books. The legal aspect is what appeals to me the most.
I loved Malcom Bannister and how smart he was through out the book.
I couldn't wait till I was alone in my car to listen...it was my special treat to myself
JD Jackson has an extraordinary voice..it kept me interested through the entire book.
The twists in the plot were interesting. While the story was mostly predictable, it allowed me to draw conclusions. Although my conclusions would sometimes be thrown right back at me with a great twist. Fun to listen to as I drive.
The main character seemed to be innocent and a forthright upstanding person. It was interesting to see the hardness of his resolve come to surface as his plan came to life. He was cold-blooded in a way. Something I could see myself becoming after being incarcerated for a crime I didn't commit.
All of them. He played them all very well and very believable.
Good book with very nice narration. Don't expect it to be more than a typical Grisham novel. But his typical novels are always worth the read.
I haven't read/listened to a Grisham novel is a while and I'm glad I did. Good story that kept me guessing, very good character development and satisfying conclusion. J.D. Jackson nailed the performance.
Grisham is a wonderful craftsman. His characters are more constructs than real people but I guess that is why we like this type of escapist writing.
Hearing Grisham attempt to put himself in the skin of a smart black person was an interesting strategic ploy aligned with the denigration of Federal government employees and institutions. One can't help but think that he is playing some kind of political game here.
This was one of the better books I have listened to. The storyline grabs you and you can't wait to understand how the events unfold.