The best thing about Ford County was definitely the stories. Grisham tells some amazing stories, as he usually does with his novels. Unfortunately, Grisham narrates the audio of this collection of stories. His narration is horrendous, and is easily what I liked least about this audio book.
I liked different things about each of the stories. Grisham, the writer, always does a great job of building characters and stories, and making you care about what happens to his characters.
Grisham is undoubtedly one of the best storytellers of our time, but he just simply should never narrate. He reads like someone just learning to read, sounding like he is reading lines off of note cards, with pauses in inappropriate places, and generally sounds like this is the first time he has ever seen the words he is now reading. The way he reads, it almost makes it difficult to tell when one story has ended and another has begun. I really hate to insult anything the man does. The stories are amazing. But Grisham actually makes the stories almost unbearable to listen to.
I would say Ford County definitely needs a follow-up book. The stories are amazing and I would love to read more. There just needs to be a different narrator next time.
Buy the actual hard copy of the book. The stories are amazing. Stay away from the audio version.
The fact that you get so many different accounts, from so many different types of people from all over the world, of what happened just before and during the zombie apocalypse.
There are so many great characters, being voiced by so many great actors.
I felt this was a very creative way to tell what has become a very familiar story.
It would rank among my favorites.
The camaraderie among the "greasers."
I enjoyed Fyte's variety of voices, which adds to the listening experience.
I'll go with the tagline they did use when they did make this into a movie: "They grew up on the outside of society. They weren't looking for a fight. They were looking to belong."
I would recommend this book to anyone, young or old.
As usual, I loved Grisham's characters,
Without giving too much away, the main question in this book is basically "Why would a wealthy white businessman write a last-minute will leaving his black housekeeper approximately $20 million while cutting out his entire family?" The manner in which the answer comes out in court is a very memorable moment.
The great thing about Michael Beck is that he seems to have a voice for every single character. The book is loaded with interesting characters. If I had to choose one, I would probably go with Harry Rex Vonner. He amuses me.
I found the ending to be very moving.
Another great book by John Grisham, with his incredible storytelling and character development. Michael Beck is the best narrator I have ever heard, and adds a lot to the performance of the book.
Essential legal thrillers.
Yes. The plots of the stories unfolded in such a way that you just had to keep going, impatiently waiting for what would come next. The way Grisham writes his characters makes you genuinely care what happens to them.
Michael Beck is an amazing narrator. Beck sounds less like he is reading, and more like he is telling you a story. He seems to have an unlimited number of character voices, which really adds to the experience.
There were moments in both books that moved me, but it wouldn't make sense to share them here, in a review, as that would lessen their impact for anyone that reads this and then listens to the books afterwards.
A Time to Kill is John Grisham's finest work, and one of the best novels of our time. I would very highly recommend it to anyone in audio format or in text form. It is an essential read.The King of Torts is another great compelling legal thriller from Grisham which I also highly recommend.You can get either of these titles individually in print or audio, but you can't beat this deal of getting them both in one place at the same time for one price.
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