I did not read the print version - and won't. This was perfect.
I couldn't wait to get to the outcome of the trial and see how Grisham would work it out. He gives you inklings through out the story, but with the trial taking twists and turns and coming to the end - you are still guessing. Very well read. This is Grisham story telling at its best! I highly recommend that you invest yourself in this book.
Very good 'read' that will not soon leave you. There were occasional times when the timeline was hard to follow, but they were written to where you soon caught on. Intriguing variation on the nature v.s. nurture debate with an ironic ending. The characters are rich and there are laugh out loud moments with contemporary dialog. You can feel this family reach into their socks for the courage to get through the grocery store. Excellent story & performance - I highly recommend this book.
We have enjoyed the Mitch Rapp series and sad that Vince Flynn passed away. Adding to the heartbreak is the miserable reader for this book. The narration is so hideous, we quit listening. The narration is just the worst! I will buy the book out of respect for a favorite author.
The absolute WORST narration in my 10 years with Audible!
The story started off fine, then turned ridiculously implausible.
I don't know where to begin, but let's say with a character that is sure that everything is about him.
Narration was the best thing about this audio-book.
I will listen to other books by this author, but I'll first try to find a different reader before purchasing. The story was a good one - especially for anyone near the Caylee / Casey Anthony case hear in Central Florida. It shows how quick we can be to judge, and be wrong. The reader was fine until she did male voices. The low, gruffness coming from a woman was LOL comedic and distracted from the story. The balance of her reading was quite good.
For all those interested in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, polution, city planning, civil engineering, anthropology, sociology, industrial hygiene, & victorian history this is a wondrful way to spend about 6 hours. The reader is the books equal, both are impressive.
I am a big DeMille fan, but this one falls short. I suspect that the abridged version may be better than the unabridged, if they cut much of the cutesy, inappropriate, stilted dialog. The premise of the book is very intriguing, but it became boorish and the dialog detracted from the suspense. If just the FU's were deleted, it would probably be 2 disks shorter, take out the sophomoric wise cracks and maybe 4 more would come out. Then, you'd have a good listen.
Scott Brick, was excellent, again.
We had a bit of a brogue at by the end, but the narration and writing were both outstanding. This is a clever, sharp writer and this book caused us to listen to his other two on Aubible. We will watch for more from this team of Adrian McKinty & Gerald Doyle. Well worth your time investment.
We thoroughtly enjoyed this book. There is good reason for the British narration, while at first it was bothersome. The book brings light to history and the many cultural differences between Middle-Easterners, Brits and Americans.
We listened on a trip and it melted the miles away. It is only 8 disks, and they fly by quickly. One of our favorites.
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