©1996 John Grisham; (P)1996 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
Amazing! The story was wonderful and the narration superb! This is on of my favorite purchases on audible and if you make it you won't be disappointed!
Right at the top. It is a thrill ride, pure and simple. It is not a particularly meaty book, but it is a fun, captivating book, and a great way to spend some time.
Frank Muller has outdone himself here; I was a bit wary after disappointing performances in "The Street Lawyer" and "The Partner", but he was terrific in "The Runaway Jury"!
Definitely! This is one of the first Grisham books that I read, but it was the abridged version. I borrowed this unabridged version on tape from a friend years ago, and don't know why I waited so long to buy it from Audible!
The unabridged version includes more tension than the abridged one; we knew more than the characters did. I wondered what the outcome of the trial would be...
Yes, I have. I have both liked and disliked some of his performances; this one showcases his amazing talent, and I would use this book to recommend him as a narrator.
I love to read, but it puts me to sleep when I'm still. Audible books gives me the opportunity to still hear books while working. Thanks.
Some books just can't be made into a movie...this was a good movie, but definitely a better audio book.
Realizing that the girl had a hidden agenda throughout...I had forgotten what happened, and it was a wonderful revelation.
I can't split any of Frank Muller's work (R.I.P)...I think he was a wonderful voice narrator.
The story about why they were after the tobacco company.
A professor at Dodge College, I teach Film Music. I spent 33 years in the movie business before teaching. I LOVE books and my girls. Ta-Da!
This book was so compelling, so much fun to listen, BUT the last five minutes —and it really doesn't matter—the book failed miserably. The ending was tagged on. The author painted himself into a corner and leaves the reader unsatisfied. UP to the last few minutes this story was fabulous. It ultimately doesn't matter about the end, but a solid, honest ending would have been SO much more satisfying. Don't let this deter you from listening. I won't discuss the end, other than to say it rang false.
Wait for the ending; it's great. This novel is both highly entertaining and informative. Presentations by the lawyers dealt with real issues of those times.
I would have like to hear more about the plaintiff and the plaintiff's lawyers and their motivations instead of just how bad and corrupt the tabacco firms and their lawyers are.
No. While there were some twists and turns, the outcome was pretty predictable and any suspense was really lacking.
Frank Muller is an outstanding narrator and really brings charaters to life. While looking for a book to listen to on my road trip, there were a couple books I was considering. The fact that Frank Muller was the narrator made the choice a little easier.
Yes, but only because I like to see how books translate to the screen.
This book felt like it was trying to shine a spotlight on how bad and evil the tabacco companies are while glossing over personal resposibility. I feel a good courtroom drama should show the strengths and weaknesses of both parties and this book did not do that.
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