John Grisham is a skilled writer, of course. But, in my opinion, it is his story telling qualities that make him shine. I can't say too much with such an elaborate story gripping your reading (or listening). This is a story, a yarn, with all the elements sliding in and the descriptive tension appropriate for a classic. Long live the story and long live John Grisham.
Book was as billed, pure suspense to the end!
J.D. has a voice that fits the characters of the book perfectly, it's not like others that have to try to sound right, he fits!!
At first, I was unsure about the narrator, but I was able to eventually ease into it and the story. Then I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator and the story. It was an unexpected delightful experience.
It was different than a lot of other Grisham stories, but you could still feel the Grisham in there.
He made the characters come to life.
Not exactly, although I did listen to several parts in long sittings.
Delcenia L. Dames-Tucker
As all of Grishams novels, this one didn't dissapoint. Exciting, thrilling, satisfying.
The plot did keep me at the edge of my seat. I always try to predict the outcome when I listen, some things I got right some I didn't, but enjoyed it non the less.
Malcolm/Max was my favorite character...for obvious reasons.
The moment in the book that moved me most, was to hear the events that happen to Malcolm/Max after his arrest, sentencing and so forth, the loss he bared was unbelievable and heart breaking.
Mr. Grisham, Hats off to you again, keep up the great work. Thanks.
The story was okay, with lots of twists and turns, but character development lacked, it just felt unpolished. The narrator was amateur at best.
Absolutely. Have read them all.
Room for improvement. Sounded more like a father reading a bedtime story - well not really even that good. Not professional and polished. Flat and emotion challenged!!
Samuel L. Jackson - he's got that "attitude" thing, much like our Malcomb
More intricate storyline and collaboration.
Been less formulaic in his storytelling.
Made central character sound less smug.
Any FBI agent.
I couldn't wait to hear what happened next, just not for the right reasons. I just wanted to know what happened, so I could be finished with the book. The story had good drive, but I really wish Grisham would have done his research and made it believable. And I am not a discerning reader, I am willing to accept most plots as long as they are entertaining, but this just made me feel silly.
The best thing about this book, is the narrator. Great voice for the part!
I wish I had held off on buying the audio version of this book until I had read what other reviewers had posted. The pace at which the narrator spoke was so slow that the audio could probably been an hour shorter if read by someone else. I felt as though the narrator thought perhaps my first language was not English, or that I I was old and feeble, or that perhaps his true manner of speaking is so mired in dialect that he had to try too hard. Yes, these were my thoughts as we ground through the narration, and so I lost the thread of the story on occasion. Frankly, I just didn't care by the end. Just glad it was over.
OK ... five or more people risk prison, their lives, and more for a "jackpot" they must split of about 8 million dollars. Grisham: That's what Melky Cabrera got each year for two years just to play baseball for the Blue Jays. Add another zero to make it interesting. By today's standards, 80 million dollars will get you a mediocre free agent pitcher for a few years.
After a while, it just didn't seem that exciting by those standards.