It's summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor's shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life. Now he doesn't have a joy or a prayer...except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it. By the time Rudy gets to court, a heavyweight corporate defense team is there to meet him. And suddenly he's in over his head, plunged into a nightmare of lies and legal maneuverings. A case that started small is exploding into a thunderous million-dollar war of nerves, skill, and outright violence - a fight that could cost one young lawyer his life, or turn him into the biggest rainmaker in the land....
©1995 John Grisham; (P)1995 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
John Grisham: Absolutely!!! Frank Muller: Not so much!!! Voice grates on my nerves!
Frank Muller always seems to be adding to much extra emphasis on the end of words and sentences like he might always be asking a question.
Very disappointed that several times lines were repeated. It took me a little while to realize that this book was obviously dubbed from a CD. When I heard "This book continues on disc 8" I realized why so many times before and after certain lines were repeated. It makes it hard to keep track sometimes, kind of like Ground Hog Day: it plays over and over again! Would be nice if they could get that fixed so that the next person doesn't deal with it. That was a bigger deal to me than Frank Muller's voice.
I love to read, but it puts me to sleep when I'm still. Audible books gives me the opportunity to still hear books while working. Thanks.
The narrator Frank Muller...he always brings the characters to life really well. Great story line too.
Getting an inside look into the legal system....glad I didn't go to law school.
Well defined characters...I wasn't confused about anything in the story line. Frank was very good at this. Never gets anywhere near being mono leveled or boring when doing the characters.
Five stars all around. I really enjoyed this one and had no idea Grisham could be so funny! Just a minor complaint with the technical aspect: there is an annoying repetition periodically of a full sentence, maybe a carry-over from moving from one disc or tape to the other. But not enough of a problem to take away the fun
It was easy to follow. One thing that I have issue with sometimes is a book the opens with more than 10 characters and it is difficult get started with the story. This was not like that and it was a great listen.
The way it makes you feel.
Yes, I laughed several times.
A better author, maybe a classic, or a more compelling subject
the spontaneous combustion of the law offices.
Thin, contrived, smarty-pants.
Another review mentions the poor production quality and I have to agree. Clearly no quality control on this--there is a strange reference to "continued on disk 8" and several sentences repeat. To Audible's credit, this is the only experience I've had with subpar production.
Still an entertaining listen for fans of courtroom dramas, though Frank Muller seems like an odd choice to voice the young lawyer. I recommend it, but wish it had been edited better.
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