The King of Torts by John Grisham audiobook

The King of Torts: A Novel

By John Grisham
Read by Michael Beck

Random House Audio 9780385508049
11.80 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739302255

The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life—that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession’s newest king of torts...

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Summary

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week.

As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life—that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession’s newest king of torts...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Offers everything one expects from Grisham . . . delivers with a vengeance. The Seattle Times
Satisfying . . . a lot of fun . . . When you finish it, you’re ready to dash on to the next Grisham. Entertainment Weekly 
“Rousing…Another pedal-to-the-metal crowd-pleaser.” People
A thrill ride of twists and turns. The Philadelphia Inquirer
Rousing . . . Another pedal-to-the-metal crowd-pleaser. People
“Satisfying…a lot of fun…When you finish it, you’re ready to dash on to the next Grisham.” Entertainment Weekly
“Offers everything one expects from Grisham…delivers with a vengeance.” Seattle Times
“A thrill ride of twists and turns.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Another thrilling legal brief from John Grisham.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Readers will applaud Grisham’s fierce moral stance as they cling to his words every step along the way of this powerful and gripping morality tale.” 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: 11.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English