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The Appeal | [John Grisham]

The Appeal

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.
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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 quite the same way ever again.

©2008 Belfry Holdings, Inc.; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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    Susan Manchester, NH, USA 02-27-08
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    I just finished "The Appeal" in abridged format. I found it to be interesting and well presented. It held my attention to the end.

    From some other reviews that were posted, I had some concerns about the ending being a disappointment. I have to disagree. Without giving the plot away, I think Grisham wanted to make us think about the subjects he was presenting. As far as I'm concerned, he succeeded.

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    Christy Eatonton, GA, USA 02-13-08
    Christy Eatonton, GA, USA 02-13-08
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    "The Appeal"

    I like the fact that it did make me think about how our world works despite how scary it is. However, the ending left me unsatisfied.

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    The Journalist who loves Jack Russels!

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    What made the experience of listening to The Appeal the most enjoyable?

    An enjoyable book along with an incredible legal learning curve.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes.


    What does Michael Beck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Michael Beck is a great narrator. His ability to use multiple voice-overs bring major to the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Oh Yes. How close the story is to real-life events.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book. I love Grisham/Beck pair up.

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