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struggled to finish this book, not one of Gresham 's best and the narrator does it no good.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. Grisham is one of few great modern writers who maintains quality writing with many varied themes. Not just legal jurist themes but baseball, Italy or in this case a poor cotton farming family struggling through the picking season, divergent migrant and local hired hands and family differences. Many modern writers seem to get lazy with their success in writing-following old themes, well worn characters and shorter novels
What other book might you compare A Painted House to, and why?
Grapes of Wrath. Patiently builds characters of interest and depth to whom you have a genuine sympathy
Which character – as performed by David Lansbury – was your favourite?
The boy protagonist
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No - too big and rich-enjoyed coming back to it like an old friend
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
John Grisham made this account of rural life in the 1950s in Arkansas as gripping as his other novels. A good story and an education in other lives in other times