The Broker by John Grisham audiobook

The Broker: A Novel

By John Grisham
Read by Michael Beck

By John Grisham
Read by Michael Beck

Random House Audio
11.18 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780739316481

In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world’s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive—there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world’s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive—there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Most and best of all, it’s Grisham living up to his reputation as a great storyteller. Entertainment Weekly
A fast-paced, fun read with echoes of something deeper. The author’s command of pop fiction delivers crisp, sharp prose. The Boston Globe
Where Grisham leads, millions of readers follow. New York Daily News
[Grisham] is exceptionally good at what he does. . . . Indeed, right now in this country, nobody does it better. The Washington Post 
“[Grisham] is exceptionally good at what he does…Indeed, right now in this country, nobody does it better.” Washington Post
“Most and best of all, it’s Grisham living up to his reputation as a great storyteller.” USA Today
“A fast-paced, fun read with echoes of something deeper. The author’s command of pop fiction delivers crisp, sharp prose.” Boston Globe
“America’s great storyteller has spun a tale that tantalizingly combines spy-thriller adventure and intrigue with a tour-de-force tour guide of Bologna, Italy.” Forbes
“Like a meticulous magician debuting a fancy trick, Grisham takes great care creating his setup.” People
“Where Grisham leads, millions of readers follow.” New York Daily News
“Once you’ve started the book you’re not likely to give it up; [Grisham]…has the knack of creating suspense.” Charlotte Observer
The Broker is smart, quick, and fun. Time will slip by…it has ‘major motion picture’ written on every page.” Rocky Mountain News
“A fast-paced, thrilling cat and mouse chase.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Readers will find an amiable travelogue to Italy and its charms in Grisham’s [The Broker].” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: John Grisham

Author Bio: John Grisham

John Grisham, whose name has become synonymous with the modern legal thriller, used to work sixty to seventy hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi, law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel. When finally published, A Time to Kill met with little success, but when he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers. Spending forty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991. The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. His success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was then republished. This time around, it was a bestseller. Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year, and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 275 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into forty languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films, as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English