Books: Spoken word
Saturday 13 June 1998
John Grisham needs no introduction to fans of the modern thriller genre, and I was glad to see that The Street Lawyer (Random House, pounds 12.99) is given four cassettes to spread itself on to: often bestsellers are massacred into two in the safe belief that name alone will sell them, regardless of the bad reputation this gives to other spoken word abridgements. This taut, tension-filled story of how a Washington lawyer is shocked into defending down-and-outs is guaranteed to keep the weariest of drivers bolt upright at the wheel.
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