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Marion

Wilmington, DE, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Calico Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (754)
    Performance
    (662)
    Story
    (657)

    Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a 21-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz....

    Carolyn Hathaway says: "Baseball fans only"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Calico Joe better?

    A better story. A better narration.


    What could John Grisham have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Write it the way he writes his other books. With joy and subtlety.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Singer’s performances?

    not so sure


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Calico Joe?

    All the "I" words. Maybe tell the story from someone else's p.o.v.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed his other books. This was a big disappointment. Even the redemptive act at the end was shallow and obvious and forced...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Old Filth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jane Gardam
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (288)

    FILTH is a lawyer with a practice in the Far East. A few remember that his nickname stands for Failed In London Try Hong Kong. But Old Filth is not as pompous as people imagine, and his past contains many secrets and dark hiding places.

    Michele says: "A Great Read, matched by a Great Reader"
    "So wonderfully British"
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    Story
    Any additional comments?

    The man in the wooden hat is the same author, same characters, same story from a different angle. Read this first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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