Love conquerors all.
Two completely different people (Dori and Isabel - the Odd couple) coming together introduced me to several diverse families only to find they had many things in common (fears, pain, struggles and more) that truly enlightened and, I am certain, affected several generations.
My greatest moment was Isabel's father and his quiet, yet effective way of showing his complete love and devotion towards his daughter. Isabel's father was the blessing his daughter needed (though she never knew how much until close to the end of the book). He was a source in mentoring and supporting Robert's education. He took care of Isabel and Robert's daughter unbeknown to them (along with the support of Robert's family) all the while never stepping out from the background (or the wicked control of his wife's presence) to make a scene. Wow, he was incredible.
I also loved Dori's way of loving her son when he needed him most. I only wished Dori joy would have been more notable early on during the long saga. Though giving the times this book was written, I understood, but it seemed Dori's story offered light to far towards the end.
Nothing short of Excellent!!
Yes. Isabel's discovery of the truth and how her mother wrote a note to say Isabel didn't want her child and do not contact them. Errrr, heartbreaking and moving.
This was an excellent book. It brought me full circle with my own prejudices, especially how my emotions ran hard when Robert was branded like real animal by two knuckleheads and, Isabel's wicked and hurtful mother. Awful. Yet, those parts played well within the book because once Dori and Isabel came to Cincinnati, my heart was moved by all that Isabel discovered about her daughter.
No one can really know the heart of man except God Himself This book brought back many memories of a horrific timeline.
Calling Me Home - A Great Book!
All of the intertwines of those involved.
Lake until he became stupid.
As stated each time this questions is asked: Michael Beck (Like John Grisham) is simply the best narrator…there is no comparison.
When Lake decided to be ultra stupid and write Ricky the final letter and, the end, when it is assumed the judged were still appearing to be running the scam.
Oh how true much of this book was to real and modern life. Wow.
This was a great book. Somebody just need to pay Michael Beck and get on with business. :)
the effort Ray took to locate Forest.
Ray… would love to know what he would do now that he's met with Forest.
Great book. Just wished Ray had taken at least a $M and left the rest.
What I learned - the ins and outs of insurance scams. Humm, interesting.
Michael Beck is THE BEST narrator I've listened to since coming to Audible. :)
Imagining the faces on the insurance personnel.
Q (1) Her mother's contribution to society.
Maybe. Working towards equality in the workplace has been met w/all too many obstacles and challenges.
Nope. Once is enough and her point was well made.
No matter what this book implies, women must always know how to work her strength positively without a mindset that causes a man or men to resent her and her efforts.
The connection between A Time to Kill, Sycamore Row and its rich, yet sad history. The incredible emotion, pain, fear, agony, wickedness and race relations. I felt I was sitting smack dab Center-Stage throughout the book.
Jake Brigance, balanced, seemed honest, tries hard to be fare; Harry Rex, a true friend; Lucien Wilbanks, a mentor of some sorts in his own right.
Yes. He is S-T-E-L-L-A-R! His ability to display multiple characters with ease is incredible. I love him! In fact, I've downloaded several books he's narrated. I don't particularly care for Bill Clinton but I'm seriously thinking of ordering his book too ... lol!
The Evils of the Sycamore
This was a G-R-E-A-T book; another classic for John Grisham! The characters were wonderful and I thoroughly appreciated its history. Loved Jake; appreciated Harry Rex, Portia, and Lucien. And, I adored Michael Beck's portrayal of the characters, ESPECIALLY Ansel Hubbard. WOW, he deserves an Award. :-) But, I have to admit some disappointment came with the depiction of Lettie Lang, as a dumb-ass, backwards black house keeper who needed guidance continually as if she could not think for herself. Dear GOD. Though I believe I understood what Grisham was attempting to show forth, and I am certain the book had to show her this way - I just hated it. I am certainly not immune to crazy speech by some whites. I learned as a young kid of their evil operations and mean spirit. Then I worked in Mississippi during the 80s; my first time being in the state. It was my very first time someone ever told me they 'hated my kind.' Say What? Yes, that is what a man said to me. It was then that I learned a few things.
I truly loved the parents of the two boys who were killed. Their forgiveness of Simeon and the Lang family was moving and heartfelt.
Another observation I notice about Grisham's books is that when he come to the last chapters of his books, he seems to end them quickly and leave the reader wondering. The Partner, The Appeal, King of Torts, The Street Lawyer, all seemed to end that way, where the last chapter the writer seems more than ready to end the book and seems to hurry it along. Sycamore Row should have hammered out more of the settlement details; not given Hubbard's two crazy children a dime (as it was clearly written in the Will) and closed the book on a more positive note for the Lang family. Yes, I know it was discussed that Lettie Lang would receive the 80-acres, the development of an Educational fund and some money (divided between she and the Hubbard children); but it was not laid out. It was a recommendation, offered mainly by Judge Atley to avoid a reversal.
p.s. Speaking of Judge Atley, if Ansel Hubbard had ever given the names of the heathens who killed members of the Rines family, I wonder if some of those ancestors were in Judge Ruben V. Atley's family line. Yep, I would not have been surprised! All-in-all, it was a great book!
Yes. This book is awesome. There were many observations and examples that I found extraordinary in the way we think and view Giants. The world thinks in the direction that was outlined so vividly and I embraced with much appreciation what I learned. Thank you Malcolm Gladwell… :)
The education portion.
Yes, I was quite surprised…didn't think it would pull off, but I was really impressed.
Where we are as a people.
If only the world would read this book with a good heart and learn from it to bring change in ourselves and in our world.
At the top!
Yes. I just knew Michael Brock would end up in a ditch somewhere after lifting the file.
Malachi Green. Awesome!
I read this book years ago, but purchased it through audible because I simply wanted to hear how Michael Beck would perform the characters. My thoughts? Brilliant! Can't wait to order Sycamore Row. Whoo! Hoo!
I read this book years ago, but wanted to hear it on Audible. I feel I received it much better the second time. No, I would not listen to it again; once is surely good enough. Eva should have left her man some of the glory $$$ loot, after all, she learned her grand skills from the master himself :( She ended up being a grave disappointment.
Sandy. A true friend; very smart.
Too many to say; I think my favorite scene was when Patrick begins to share his incredible story with his pal, the judge, on how he staged the corpse.
Yes, I have to admit! I really thought (or wished) Eva would have used her bimbo head and stayed faithful and true. I was greatly disappointed, though I believe it had to end this way to keep readers at the edge of their seats.
John Grisham should develop "The Partner, Part II," where someone among Patrick's many, many haters, were not happy that he appeared to get away scott-free. Eva returns, all smiles trying to pick up where the two left off; the glory $$$ loot is found by Patrick and, a series of high-speed chases ensue in an attempt to destroy them. Patrick, who is smarter than smart, moves his loot, shifting it to other banks, impossible to find and unbeknown to anyone, even Eva. Later, Eva learns that Patrick has someone new that he's shown his mighty $$$ skills and, though his hearts wants Eva back, and the two reconnect once or twice with great passion, Patrick knows he cannot ever trust her again - ever. At the end, Patrick finds himself living in Canada's wilderness, with all his big money and peace of mind. He meets a Canadian girl, whose a secret agent for the FBI who falls deeply in love with him. But, Patrick keeps her at arm's distance until.............
Hooray for John Grisham...yet again. Hooray, Whoo! Hoo! for the narrator, Michael Beck.
A masterpiece indeed!
An enjoyable book along with an incredible legal learning curve.
Michael Beck is a great narrator. His ability to use multiple voice-overs bring major to the story.
Oh Yes. How close the story is to real-life events.
Very good book. I love Grisham/Beck pair up.
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