The venerable author's latest legal thriller brings back attorney Jake Brigance, this time defending a teen accused of killing a sheriff's deputy. Grisham starkly lays out how the deck is stacked against the poor in small-town Mississippi as they struggle with closed minds, mounting financial challenges, and other obstacles. Narrator Michael Beck is superb. He is a vocal page-turner whose accents--and there are many--create a vivid picture for the listener. His twangs and drawls are amazingly varied; his pitch changes throughout are solidly based on character. And he is always consistent. Voices for a scared boy, angry townsfolk, a commanding sheriff, a Scottish lawyer, and a cadre of others are all entertaining, appropriate, and kept straight, thanks to Beck's work. Beck remains a preeminent narrator, and this audiobook shows why. M.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9780593168547 $45.00 Fifteen CDs
DD ISBN 9780593168554 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
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