©1994 John Grisham; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
Listens to whatever keeps me thrilled, and then surprise the living life out of me :)
I enjoyed it .. but it left a lot to be desired.. not the ending that fits such a book.. the narrator was fantastic though ..
Narration was perfect! You wanted to hate the main character but you couldn't. This definitely made you really think about the death penalty and how many lives it really affects.
Stories are a journey and a destination worth while.
I would try another book read by Michael Beck, I think he did a good job with the characters most of the time.
I will read more from John Grisham because I have liked a few of his other books. This book is not an excellent example of his writing skill.
John Grisham has written some excellent books that I have read, and I will continue to read books by Grisham. However, this book is the worst of his that I have read. I completely disagreed with the entire plot and could not connect with the characters. It was also a very repetitive book. He seemed to be trying to make me feel sorry for one of the main characters by continuously telling me how bad his life is and badly he is treated, but I just didn't feel it.
I was not to fond of any of the characters in this book. I think this is why I could not really get into it. I disagreed with the character's views and opinions for the most part and could not connect with any of the main people.
I probably would not be to interested in seeing it.
This book grabbed my interest from the first chapter. The characters seemed as though I have known them before. I wanted to help Adam through his torment as more about his family's history was revealed. This book made me think differently about the death penalty. I would recommend this book.
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Another great book by John Grisham!!! This story is set in the hard times of the 60's in Mississippi with the KKK running wild and everyone else protecting them at every corner. After 25 years old secrets come to light and haunt two families from Clanton...
good story but not a gripping thriller. interesting exploration of death row/penalty. it wasn't a bad story, but we were expecting a more engaging story with some plot twists. didn't happen
I am a retired psychologist with lots of time on my hands, thus I listen to a lot of books.
I think this book was well written by John Grisham and well performed by Michael Beck. But clearly, John Grisham took a stance against the death penalty. I was conflicted because I had a brother who was murdered and his murderer received the death penalty but it was later commuted to life in prison without parole. I was for the death penalty in my brother's case because there was no doubt that he killed my brother and my brother's partner and wanted to kill two other people. However, John Grisham did get me to consider whether or not the death penalty is appropriate. He goes into detail about what it is to live in death row with only one hour out of the cell, what it is like to anticipate your own upcoming death, and how killing another human being affects those that have to participate in the death who work in the prison. It has made me think. I liked the book as I have liked all Grisham's novels. The story line flows well, it doesn't get boring, and the plots are intriguing.
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