A story so compelling it pushes other engagements out of the way.
The depth of vivid description grabs as intently as the lethal danger surrounding the climbers. Krakauer is the best writer I've yet to come across in my stint on Audible. His work rival's Diana Gabaldon's incredible delineations. The effortless flow of dense, diverse description of an eclectic cast of driven individuals struggling against the very edge of life completely ensnares the listener.
In a word, amazing.
As smooth and beautiful as a silk kimono, flowing like the waters of a fall as they lay down the length of the gown.
Confusis say: One who listens is one who likes.
I have just finished listening to The King of Torts and James Patterson's The Jester back to back and KOT wins hands down.
I haven't read a Grisham book since his early books, so I don't know how repetitive this book is for him, but I enjoyed learning how big time lawyers operate and the risk/rewards involved. I was thoroughly engaged in the character and story throughout the book.
On the flip side, The Jester was a tired predictable medieval story that frankly didn't seem plausible. A setting in the medieval period alone was a downer for me. Listening to the book during the Iraq War was a bit too much death and dying for me. I did like that Patterson built a character that was witty, but it wasn't enough to overthrow a foreseeable, incredulous plot.
Go with The Kind of Torts!!!
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