As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life - that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts...
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Grisham is a master storyteller. Michael Beck is a master narrator. Beck's performance is flawless. As he effortlessly shunts from one personae to the next, you're convinced there must be a host of narrators recounting this tale. The many interesting characters in this work come to life and draw you deep into this Grisham novel right from the start. Clay Carter is an amicable hero with his all-too-human reactions to temptations too hard to resist. Welcome to this fast and furious ride of twists and turns into the underbelly of mass tort litigation. Don't forget your Dramamine!
Thank you John Grisham and Audible! I couldn't put this one down. I loved the character J. Clay Carter. The world of torts, class actions lawsuits, etc. was so very interesting. Please don't let this be the last we hear of JCC.
I enjoyed the book. It started with a more hectic pace than it ended. While a somewhat predictable plot, the characters were full and interesting. I was engrossed with the devastating effect of greed on the main character. Grisham tied it in well with the past and the future. If you're looking for your teacher's literature, then pass. Otherwise, just enjoy it.
Thank God for the narrator, Stephen Beck was the only reason I listened to the end since the end was predictable half way through.
Is King of Torts great literature. Maybe not, but Grisham is a wonderful story teller, who creates a fascinating world we know little about, and will never experience, and brings it vividly to life for the reader. It's what we used to call a "great summer read."
This book is a good novel, but I do not think it is one of Grisham's best. It does not keep your attention as well as most of Grisham's do. I think he has done better on his "non-law fiction" books lately (Skipping Christmas and The Painted House). It is still a good book to listen to!
I've read Grisham extensively. For the first few years the novels were fresh and enjoyable. My impression of the King of Torts, is that it has the same plot used for the last couple of years. Lawyer makes good, develops problems, and is rescued to leave the scene giving up what the main character has worked to attain. If you're read his novels during the last two years you don't need to spend the money on this one. It's very much the same. What's the matter with the lawyer winning in the end and enjoying being a lawyer. Don't miss understand my review. Grisham is a great writer. I'd like to see something new.
It's hard not to like John Grisham and he hits on a timely topic. The difficulty I have with this book is it's predictability and the less than satisfying ending. With Mr. Grisham's last few books I have been left with the feeling that he could have done so much more with the plot. He appears to reach a point and then just wants to get it finished. I am still a huge fan, though, and will be on the lookout for the next one.
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