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Yes I would. Frank Muller does an excellent reading and John Grisham is a good writer. I have read a few of Grishams other books and some are better, some are worse than this.
Frank Muller comes across as an excellent character. I like his voice a lot and he doesn't get to theatrical.
Yes, I am glad that I took the time for this book. However, it took a very long time to really catch my attention. Throughout the first half of the book I kept considering giving up because it was not grabbing me, making me think, or keeping me guessing. It drug on for a very long time, but in the end I did enjoy the direction the plot took. It just took a very long time to get there.
It was entertaining
John Grisham's books are always easy to listen to and he weaves a good tale. This one seemed a bit dated in light of events of the twenty-first century.
Good book, not great
One master-passion in the br east, like Aaron's serpent, swallows all the rest. A. Pope
I'm familiar with the prison pen pal scams in LA and MS. Maybe that's why this novel seemed like Grisham picked the plot from his list of "maybe's," yet then when writing it his heart just wasn't there. I'm a fan of much of Grisham's work, but this one seemed neither real nor true, and it lacked a shred of suspense, which is normally Grisham's strongest suit. Written as if Grisham just phoned it in.
I was very disappointed.
Yes, Just to discuss issues the story provokes
It makes you think that there are a lot behind politicians we don't see
Could not get over the irritation of the narration, as a result was unable to get to the end if the book. I have tried to listen and press on three times now, but cannot.
High mono tone ran throughout. Very irritating.
I will, because I think the story is good I was just put off by the narrator.
The book might be worth listening to with another narrator.
I would read The Brethren again. If I ran out of other books on audible and if I'd read all of Grisham's others, I suppose I'd pick this one off again.
This one is quick spirited and witty like The Street Lawyer. Fast paced.
Everything! Whether he's speeding up or slowing down the sentences or words themselves it helps in getting the images in my head. I can almost see the people in the story just by the narrative tone.
Nothing particular, I was just amused actually by the "inmates" of the story....what a hoot!
The only other comment I have about this book is that I was glad I got it. It was a fast read, as all Grisham's are for me. I've read about 7 now and going back for more.
Awesome, compelling and page TURNER (if it had pages)
The plot was awesome. The charters are wonderful and the story makes you want to keep listening to the book. The nice thing about this could actual actually happen.
His book was great. It added to the excitement of the plot of the book.
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