LOOKOUT: Higgins writes needle sharp dialogue. They pierce to the essence of character and culture. "Kennedy for the Defense" was written as ..Show More »the 70s ended - and these characters take you there just as surely as Uber will get you to the mall.
Snowflakes are people which discomfort melts. Trigger warning: They'll find a hell of a spew of discomforting words here. Oops, did I write "hell"? Sorry for the micro-aggression. Wait, no I'm not. Nor should anyone be sorry for an opportunity to visit the 1970s in this Uber-ride into a culture that's still in the storage units of at least 40% of the population and probably 60% of Audible listeners.
I'm really liking Higgins' books. His ear for speech patterns is pitch perfect enough to tune pianos. And they reveal more than Beyoncé's costume designer. The title's great since Kennedy's defense so rarely brings him into court. Yep... I'm off to purchase "Penance for Jerry Kennedy" the next in this series. Can't wait, especially if Stephen Bowlby again brings his Boston steeped tongue to the cast.
Would definitely recommend this audiobook not only to my friends but to everyone out there. This is the first time I became familiarized with both Hi..Show More »ggins and Bowlby. I really enjoyed the storyline from start to finish. I also enjoyed Bowlby's narration. He nails the Boston accent and I like the way he takes on the mannerisms and inflection of everyone in the cast.
George Higgins put in too many details. I could not follow the story. I finally turned it off after two tries. I never did figure out why he spent ..Show More »the first chapter discussing cameras. What did the camera club have to do with the story. Who cares if the club has a potluck and who brought what. Maybe this was the story and I missed the point. Worse book I even downloaded!
I stopped listening to it a few hours in because it seemed to consist of a series of long monologues, like testimony and people telling long, rambling..Show More » stories. The characters behind these stories had their own identities and voices, so that much of it was enjoyable, but I just found my attention drifting too much.