Fairly boring story, lots of good info on Italian culture, history and cuisine
Published by Random House Audio in 2005.
Read by Michael Beck.
11 hours, 4 minutes.
The last two thrillers that I have read by John Grisham have been anything but. A couple of years ago I listened to The King of Torts and came away with a great education in class action lawsuits but at the cost of a disappointing story. With The Broker, I came away with a great education in Italian culture, cuisine and great insights into the oft-overlooked city of Bologna, Italy - but it was a thriller with precious few thrills.
|A portico (covered walkway) in Bologna - I felt the need|
to include a picture because Grisham
mentioned them so often.
If you are a fan of Italy, this may very well be your book. If you are a hardcore international spy thriller book fan, don't bother.
I rate this book 2 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on October 17, 2010.