Gray Mountain by John Grisham audiobook

Gray Mountain: A Novel

By John Grisham
Read by Catherine Taber

14.77 Hours 10/21/2014 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780385366540

John Grisham has a new hero . . . and she’s full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the “lucky” associates. She’s offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she’d get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town’s legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to “help real people with real problems.” For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren’t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets. Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A Library Journal bestseller

John Grisham has a new hero . . . and she’s full of surprises

The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the “lucky” associates. She’s offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she’d get her old job back.

In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town’s legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to “help real people with real problems.” For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren’t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets.

Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

John Grisham makes a powerful closing argument against Big Coal, but the message never obscures a satisfying, old fashioned, good guy-bad guy legal thriller. Christian Science Monitor  
Grisham has written one of his best legal dramas in quite some time with this dive into small-town politics. There's a mystery, but that's a minor portion of the story. The main thrust that will engage readers is Samantha Kofer and the cast of characters that help her discover her passion. Associated Press
An important new novel . . . Grisham’s work—always superior entertainment—is evolving into something more serious, more powerful, more worthy of his exceptional talent.  Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post  
An important new novel…Grisham’s work—always superior entertainment—is evolving into something more serious, more powerful, more worthy of his exceptional talent.  Washington Post
“Grisham has written one of his best legal dramas in quite some time with this dive into small-town politics. There’s a mystery, but that’s a minor portion of the story. The main thrust that will engage readers is Samantha Kofer and the cast of characters that help her discover her passion.” Associated Press
“John Grisham makes a powerful closing argument against Big Coal, but the message never obscures a satisfying, old fashioned, good guy-bad guy legal thriller.” Christian Science Monitor
“John Grisham’s latest legal thriller focuses on a young female protagonist, a small Virginia town, and Big Coal…A scintillating, cinematic page-turner that only Grisham could have written.” Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review
“Grisham movingly portrays the evils of Big Coal and the lives it has ruined, and most readers will rapidly turn the pages.” Publishers Weekly
“There’s a new sheriff in town, and she’s come to bring down Big Coal…Grisham has long proved himself to be a trustworthy provider of legal thrillers…He is also uncommonly timely and topical…Grisham is good as always on matters of legal procedure and local color; as one character notes, sagely, ‘When you sue a coal company in Appalachia you can’t always count on an unbiased jury.’” Kirkus Reviews

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 14.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English