The Appeal, John Grisham
  • List: $22.50  |  Sale: $15.75
    Club: $11.25
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Appeal

Author: John Grisham

Narrator: Michael Beck

Unabridged: 12 hr 33 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 01/29/2008

Genre: Fiction - Suspense

Synopsis

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.

Recommended

The Firm, John Grisham
The Firm
by John Grisham

At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had  his choice of the best in America. He made a deadly  mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with  Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he  and his ...

Narrator: Scott Brick,D.W. Moffett
Published: 07/04/2000

Shadow of Power, Steve Martini
Shadow of Power
by Steve Martini

The echoes of a murder reach deep into the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court in this electrifying new thriller featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini.Terry Scarborough is a legal scholar and prov...

Narrator: George Guidall
Published: 05/27/2008

The Suspect, John Lescroart
The Suspect
by John Lescroart

When Dr. Caryn Dryden is found floating dead in her hot tub, homicide inspector Devin Juhle targets a suspect close to home: her husband, Stuart Gorman. After all, Stuart recently asked for a divorce…and he stands to gain millions in insurance...

Narrator: David Colacci
Published: 01/16/2007

The Testament, John Grisham
The Testament
by John Grisham

Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States.  He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die.  His heirs, to no one's surprise--especially Troy's--a...

Narrator: Frank Muller,Henry Leyva
Published: 01/05/1999

Innocent, Scott Turow
Innocent
by Scott Turow

The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mys...

Narrator: Edward Herrmann
Published: 05/04/2010

Dead Irish, John Lescroart
Dead Irish
by John Lescroart

In his new life as a bartender at the Little Shamrock, Dismas Hardy is just hoping for a little peace. He’s left both the police force and his law career behind. Unfortunately it’s not as easy to leave behind the memory of a shattering p...

Narrator: David Colacci
Published: 03/20/2007

The Summons, John Grisham
The Summons
by John Grisham

Chapter 1It came by mail, regular postage, the old-fashioned way since the Judge was almost eighty and distrusted modern devices. Forget e-mail and even faxes. He didn't use an answering machine and had never been fond of the telephone. He pecked ou...

Narrator: Michael Beck
Published: 02/05/2002

The Hunt Club, John Lescroart
The Hunt Club
by John Lescroart

A federal judge is murdered, found shot to death in his home—together with the body of his mistress. The crime grips San Francisco. To homicide inspector Devin Juhle, it first looks like a simple case of a wife’s jealousy and rage. But J...

Narrator: Guerin Barry
Published: 01/20/2006

The 13th Juror, John Lescroart
The 13th Juror
by John Lescroart

He is obsessed with her innocence. He will be destroyed by her guilt.The walls were champagne. The house was immaculate. A prosperous doctor lived there with his son and his beautiful wife. But the elegant walls hid a family's secret, a wife's shame...

Narrator: David Colacci
Published: 05/29/2008

About the Author

John Ray Grisham, Jr. was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on February 8, 1955. Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University and later from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. He was a practicing criminal attorney for over ten years and then served in the House of Representatives from 1984 to 1990. He published his first novel in 1989 after working on it for five years. ‘A Time to Kill’, his first novel, launched his new career and was later made into a major motion picture. His first bestseller, ‘The Firm’, released in 1991, sold over seven million copies and was made into a box office hit starring Tom Cruise two years later. Almost twenty years later in 2012, a TV series was launched and picks up the life of Mitch McDeere and his family ten years after the events of the novel.

John Grisham has had his novels translated into more than forty languages and has sold nearly 300 million copies worldwide. He is a winner of the prestigious Galaxy British Book Award and is one of only three authors (the other two being Tom Clancy and J.K. Rowling) to ever sell two million copies of a first published novel. Nine of his novels (including ‘The Firm and ‘A Time to Kill’ have been made into major motion pictures.

Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by Stacey on 2009-06-30 12:35:21

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel...but was definitely caught off guard by the ending. Not my favorite Grisham book, but still a good read.

{"id":"320191","ean":"9780739316542","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Appeal","subtitle":"","author":"John Grisham","rating_average":"3.65","narrator":"Michael Beck","ubr_id":"320191","abr_id":"320190","ubr_price":"22.50","abr_price":"15.00","ubr_memprice":"14.62","abr_memprice":"9.75","ubr_narrator":"Michael Beck","abr_narrator":"Michael Beck","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: 6 hr 10 min"}