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The Runaway Jury (audio- abridged) (original 1996; edition 1996)

by John Grisham (Author), Michael Beck (Reader)

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Title:The Runaway Jury (audio- abridged)
Authors:John Grisham (Author)
Other authors:Michael Beck (Reader)
Info:Random House Audio (1996), Edition: Abridged, Audio Cassette
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The Runaway Jury by John Grisham (1996)

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RUNAWAY JURY by John Grisham
Not his best!
I usually really like Grisham’s work. This one was boring (too much detail) for the first half. The second half, when the plot began to be revealed, was better but still not up to his usual interesting plot and characters. You never really get to know Marlee or Nickolas so you don’t care about them. You do get to know some of the other jury members, but not enough to care. You know Rankin, but he is eminently unlikeable.
Maybe I just read this one after it was out of date. Maybe I was just not in the mood, but this was just not very interesting. Sorry, John.
2 stars out of 5 ( )
  beckyhaase | Jul 22, 2017 |
Lo consideraba el mejor que había escrito John Grisham, hasta que leí La apelación. ( )
  CarlosBazzano | Feb 21, 2017 |
My favorite Grisham remains The Firm.

This jury story held my attention almost all the time. Sometimes, it pushed me into reading a dozen more pages than I had planned for that session. The pace wavers, and at times I could swear he was being paid by the word, but it does take a torrent of words to weave together so many sub-plots.

Some of the subplots are almost boring because they are so stereotypical. Others have sharp unexpected turns. They come together as if they were cars traveling at different speeds, all headed for the same intersection, all arriving at once - where most of them crash into each other with firey results.

There were multiple endings. One followed by yet another. Was this too much? For my taste, not enough. I would have liked some of the ends not only tied, but the cords burned well enough that they could not possibly unravel. But that isn't life, is it? All of those jurors went back to their rather ordinary lives - or did they?
  Ponygroom | Dec 17, 2016 |
Good courtroom drama with the tobacco industry as defendant. ( )
  kalyhi | Aug 10, 2016 |
Having read 'The Broker' and been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the story and writing I was eager to dive into another Grisham book. Once again, I was pleased.

Whilst the story does take a little bit to warm up once things are happening it's an excellent tale. Some may be bored of the courtroom & legal detail however in that case you probably wouldn't be looking at legal thrillers anyway.

I can certainly see why it was a bestseller. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Aug 2, 2016 |
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From Publishers Weekly
Grisham is either remarkably prescient or just plain lucky; because with public concerns about the tobacco companies heating up, and two major nonfiction books currently garnering a lot of attention, he has come up with a tobacco-suit novel that lights up the courtroom.
 

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Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him.
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To the memory of Tim Hargrove (1953-1995)
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The face of Nicholas Easter was slightly hidden by a display rack filled with slim cordless phones, and he was looking not directly at the hidden camera but somewhere off to the left, perhaps at a customer, or perhaps at a counter where a group of kids hovered over the latest electronic games from Asia.
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Since the day his name was selected from the electoral roll, Nicholas Easter has been watched by a private army of lawyers and jury consultants. He is one of 196 prospective jurors in a civil liability trial – and not just any civil liability trial. On one side: the widow of a lung cancer victim, demanding hefty compensation. On the other: a coalition of four tobacco companies who cannot afford to lose the case. A verdict for the plaintiff will mean a disastrous cascade of litigation – so the tobacco companies have hired Rankin Fitch: a ruthless expert on juries who will do anything to win. Victory, however, will not be easy. As Fitch will soon discover, he is not the only crook trying to manipulate this jury.
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Millions of dollars are at stake in a huge tobacco-company case in Biloxi, and the jury's packed with people who have dirty little secrets. A mysterious young man takes subtle control of the jury as the defense watches helplessly, but they soon realize that he in turn is controlled by an even more mysterious young woman. Lives careen off course as they bend everyone in the case to their will.

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The jury in a Mississippi tobacco trial appears to be manipulated and controlled.

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