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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (25,798 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Michael Beck Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 the same way ever again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Neal | 2/4/2014

    " This is the third JG book I read in a row, each gets worse. I liked his first book it's a time to kill best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Poulet | 2/2/2014

    " I really liked the realism of this book. It somehow seemed like it was based on a true story rather than being fast & furious with the good guys winning and the bad guys losing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Marianne | 1/30/2014

    " I didn't actually finish this book. I just got bored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cami | 1/23/2014

    " Haven't read a John Grisham in many years. Ok book. "

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