The Appeal by John Grisham audiobook

The Appeal: A Novel

By John Grisham
Read by Michael Beck

Random House Audio 9780385515047
12.56 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780739316542

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave listeners unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave listeners unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An intricately detailed, involving story…the ending may surprise you. People
Chilling and timeless. The Washington Post
Stirring popular fiction that doubles as an important public–service announcement. Entertainment Weekly
Packs a wallop…The timing, in the midst of all the presidential primaries, makes it all the more compelling. USA Today
A clever story and thoughtful plot…Grisham confronts in stark relief the dangers of electing judges in an era of big–money politics. Seattle Times–Post Intelligencer
Fascinating…filled with deadly accurate characterizations by and author who knows both the law and politics from the inside. Los Angeles Times
A novel that could become its own era–defining classic. John Grisham holds up that same mirror to our age as Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities. The Boston Globe
Building a remarkable degree of suspense…Grisham delivers his savviest book in years. His extended vacation from hard–hitting fiction is over. Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“A remarkable degree of suspense…Mr. Grisham delivers his savviest book in years.” New York Times
The Appeal delivers a real picture of a real problem…A gripping tale.” New York Times Book Review
“Chilling and timeless.” Washington Post
“Fascinating…filled with deadly accurate characterizations by an author who knows both the law and politics from the inside.” Los Angeles Times
“Packs a wallop.” USA Today
“Grisham holds up that same mirror to our age as Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities.” Boston Globe
“Arresting fiction.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review

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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: 12.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English