I wish Mr.Grisham would stick to rogue lawyers. I really don't get this effort. It was boring. I kept waiting for something to happen. I'll buy his next book, but I hope he goes in another direction
First I have to say that Jay o. Sanders reading was amazing. He made each character come alive. This was a really fun listen. The plot moved right along and never stopped giving me the chills. It was a pretty brutal story in spots, so be warned, but evil was overcome in a really cool way. If you liked the Seven Samauri or The Magnificent Seven, you will like this book
This is an interesting concept for a novel. Taking a controversial disaster and delving into the background. I enjoyed "Lion's Game" a lot more, because the pacing was faster. "Night Fall" tended to loaf in places.
Scott Brick's reading was awful; especially since he did such a nice job in "Lion's Game".The character John Corey is a ex-New York City detective, who is a real wise guy. Brick nailed his character in "Lion's Game", but was all over the place in "Night Fall". He went from his own voice to a terrible New York City accent, then when Corey speaks to his ex-partner, Finelli. Finelli recieves the accented dialog and Corey becomes Scott Brick.
The story is interesting though, except for the oddly out of place pornographic sex scene in the very beginning. It will hold your interest, but the ending is terribly contrived.
Oh well. I'm listening to "Mayday" now and it seems to be promising.
I loved the John Corey Character. I love wise-guy, smart, cop characters. I'd love to see this made into a movie. It was pretty fast paced, but could have avoided the "big" love story. (Wait until you listen to the beginning of "Night Fall.")
The evildoer moves along at a steady pace as the authorities stumble and bumble until John gets them on a firm trail and moves toward an unpredictable ending, leaving us open for a sequel, hopefully.
Scott Brick somehow comes out of his exasperated narration style to give Corey a snappy, New York, wise-guy voice that just doesn't sound like Scott Brick. Sadly he goes back to his old style in "Nightfall".
Hey , if you want an annoying few hours listen to this book. If you can get beyond the pathetic accented reader, you will find it loaded with southern stereotypes. Very Shallow
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