©1994 John Grisham; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
I picked this as a filler while waiting for some new releases. This was well done and had plenty of twists and turns that I did not foresee. The characters were strong Adam the grandson and Sam the death row inmate grandfather. Forgiveness for some horrible crimes was the center of this story for me. I especially appreciate the pastoral consultations the inmate received. It was very candid and biblically realistic. The performance was good - I had recently listed to Sycamore Row by the same author and narrator.
I will have to say the ending left me unfulfilled. Maybe I wanted him to do more -- and will leave at that so no spoiler.
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I loved the performance it kept me on the edge of my seat!!
I would not consider it better, simply more convenient.
The subject matter (the death penalty) evokes strong opinions from most people. Going in, I had my beliefs on the matter, however, the skillful rendering of the story challenged my beliefs at various points. I believe a good story should challenge your preconceived notions on a topic.
Michael Beck's characterizations were done so well, I often forgot there was just one narrator.
Yes, but other obligations prevented listening to it all at once.
one of the best books I have listened to, I enjoyed it alot. A very good performance.
very realistic and good research
much better than the movie
David is my husband - I'm the one that actually picks out and listens to the books. ~ Anna
I thought that the story had the potential to create more suspense & drama, but it fell flat. I spent the majority of the story expecting something more to happen, and then it wouldn't. Don't get me wrong, it's still an interesting story with good character development. But don't expect suspense or twist & turns. It's not that kind of story.
I only wish the audible presentation came across a little louder over the speakers in the pickup. My husband and I enjoy listening to audible books while we are traveling for his job.
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I am such a big fan of John Grisham. This novel makes me feel the unfairness of the death penalty even for a killer
I have listened to many Grisham novels. This and the Last Juror are my favorites. This is gripping, heart felt and emotionally very complex. As usual John Grisham does a masterful job of exploring his characters, the south, and racism.
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