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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,803 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: John Grisha Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This riveting collection of short stories features an unforgettable cast of characters: Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons embark on a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit Inez’s youngest son, Raymond, who’s on death row.

A hard-drinking, low-grossing divorce lawyer fed up with his wife, his life, and the law plans a drastic escape after an unexpected phone call.

A quiet, unassuming data collector sets out to bring down a flashy casino owner with his skill at blackjack, as payback for the theft of his wife.

A stalker hunts victims in a retirement home, a lawyer confronts a vengeful adversary from the past, and a young man from a prominent family is driven off by scandal and fear, but finds unexpected redemption on the wrong side of the tracks.

Often hilarious, frequently moving, and always entertaining, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The best writing John Grisham has ever done.”

    Pat Conroy

  • “Grisham shows off his literary chops: He can do wry, emotional, funny, serious.”

    USA Today

  • “Terrifically charming.”

    Washington Post

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Todd Cannon | 2/2/2014

    " I got this book for Christmas and finished it already. I love John Grisham's writing so I was really looking forward to reading it. Although not all of the stories have lawyers as the main characer all of the stories deal with the judicial system in some way if only in a minor way. Unfortunately, many of the lawyers are a little, and sometimes alot, shady in their dealings with clients and other parties. This makes me a little sad because I want lawyers to all be good guys or to at least try to be ethical. One story, Michael's Room, made me think a bit about what Grisham was trying to say and how I feel about our judicial system. In this story the lawyer is accosted and actually kidnapped by a father that sued a doctor for malpractice several years before. The lawyer represented the doctor and his insurance company and won the case. No money for the poor family, and that is probably how you are suppose to feel. This poor family was beat up by the judicial system and this lawyer in Court. The father goes through the "lies" that the lawyer either told or facilitated during the trial. Most, however, are a matter of competeing expert opinions such as how long the father's child would live, how expensive future treatment would be and what level of care would be required. There was not even a hint of withheld documents or purjured testimony or anything like that. So the lawyer was not really lying, he was wrong. It's easy to see that 8 years after the trial but that's not really fair to the process. The family certainly had a lawyer and experts as well at trial but the jury sided with the doctor and the insurance company. Our judicial system is an aversarial system where both lawyers zealaously represent their clients and the truth should come out. I'm not going to say that the system is fool proof but what other system would you like? I know that in a close or complicated case that the best lawyer often wins not the best case. I also know that the best lawyers are often the most expensive lawyers so that rich people or comapnies with deep pockets get "better" justice. But how would you fix that? We could make all lawyers public employees and pay them all the same and just assign the cases out. Of course, the best lawyer will still win the close or complicated cases. We could make the system non-adversarial and just have one lawyer or a judge that just decides who is right but how do you do that? Then we will have stories written about how unfair that system is. I like mediation but it only works if the parties are both really willing to see the other side. I think until we enter Christ's Millenial Reign we are stuck with people doing the best that they can and a judicial system doing the same thing. I liked the book I just wanted to get on my soap box about this one thing. I wonder if Grisham, who practiced law at one time but is now a full time author, even likes lawyers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deena | 1/20/2014

    " All the stories were entertaining but the last one was outstanding, absolutely loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe O'c | 1/13/2014

    " Excellent; collection of short stories set in Mississippi "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ricky White | 1/1/2014

    " This is a collection of short stories based upon a cast of characters in Ford County, Mississippi but could be really any small town, USA. Grisham does a good job of developing the story and drawing the reader into the characters. If you've ever lived or are from a small town you will immediately relate to the stories. The stories are a fast read, I blasted through the entire book in quick sessions over a span of three days. "

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