Audiobook Review: Witness to a Trial by John Grisham (@PRHAudio)

Posted March 27, 2017 by Felicia S in 2017 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 3 Comments

Audiobook Review: Witness to a Trial by John Grisham (@PRHAudio)Source: Audiobook Review, Provided by Penguin Audio, Provided by Random House

Format: Audiobook

Witness to a Trial by John Grisham
Narrator: Mark Deakins

Date Read: February 2017

Genre: Legal Thriller, Thriller

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Bestseller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, THE WHISTLER  A judge’s first murder trial.

A defense attorney in over his head.

A prosecutor out for blood and glory.

The accused, who is possibly innocent.

And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.

More Information:
Publisher: Random House Audio
Series: The Whistler #.5

Listened for Review (Penguin/Random House Audio)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

Quick Thoughts: This is a prequel to The Whistler which came out last year. I admit I love John Grisham’s earlier stuff but the new stuff has been hit/miss so I skipped The Whistler. Now I am going to pick it up. This reminded me a lot of his old style. I am hoping the main book holds up.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Mark Deakins / Length: 54 mins

This isn’t my first time to listen to Mark (he also did The Maze Runner) but this was a very different type of narration. I really think he did a good job but this was too short to tell if the narration fit. There just wasn’t enough characters or story for me to say whether I would consider this a must listen. He does The Whistler though so I will let you know!!!

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Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
3.5 / 5
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3 responses to “Audiobook Review: Witness to a Trial by John Grisham (@PRHAudio)

  1. I picked up the Whistler this winter and I really enjoyed it. It was the first time I had read Grisham in years. I didn’t know this existed. Now I want to read it. I hope you like the Whistler.

  2. Great news! Like you, I’m a fan of his earlier stuff and find the later books “meh.” I’ve got both on audio (eternal optimist with this author) so I’ll give it a shot.

    Thanks for the review!

    • I always hope they will be old school. I haven’t thought so the last few years πŸ™ πŸ™ This was the closest. I will try the main book now.