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The Runaway Jury Audiobook

The Runaway Jury

In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched...
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In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors' increasingly odd behavior. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more important, why?

©1996 John Grisham; (P)1996 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

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    Brian Cincinnati, OH 06-20-15
    Brian Cincinnati, OH 06-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A classic! Great story and narration."

    One of Grisham's best stories. And the narration is terrific. A must read for anyone who likes legal thrillers!

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    Nicholas Murphy Dallas, TX USA 05-28-15
    Nicholas Murphy Dallas, TX USA 05-28-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "Love Frank Muller!"

    This is a great book, but Frank Muller really brings it to life. You won't be disappointed!

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    Elizabeth D. Alvarez 05-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Frank Muller + Grishim = spellbound!!"

    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!

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    Kent 02-02-15
    Kent 02-02-15
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    "Excellent story with terrific visual."

    Excellent but some pieces a little slow. Fun characters make it so credible. Ending is not predictable. One of his longer books.

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    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 01-19-15
    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 01-19-15
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    "Grisham and Muller at their best!"
    Where does The Runaway Jury rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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"!


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

    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...


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


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    Constance A. Pope Hephzibah, GA, United States 11-05-14
    Constance A. Pope Hephzibah, GA, United States 11-05-14 Member Since 2010

    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.

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    "Better than the movie..."
    If you could sum up The Runaway Jury in three words, what would they be?

    Some books just can't be made into a movie...this was a good movie, but definitely a better audio book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Runaway Jury?

    Realizing that the girl had a hidden agenda throughout...I had forgotten what happened, and it was a wonderful revelation.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    I can't split any of Frank Muller's work (R.I.P)...I think he was a wonderful voice narrator.


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

    The story about why they were after the tobacco company.


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    S. Stambler LOS ANGELES 09-26-14
    S. Stambler LOS ANGELES 09-26-14 Member Since 2013

    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!

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    "Hugely engrossing BUT misses the mark."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Palo Alto Resident Palo Alto, CA 03-16-14
    Palo Alto Resident Palo Alto, CA 03-16-14 Member Since 2012
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    "My Favorite Grisham So Far"

    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.

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    Ron Asheboro, NC, USA 03-01-14
    Ron Asheboro, NC, USA 03-01-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book"

    Not predictable, and kept my interest. What else can you ask for? I would recoment this book.

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    ron Mission Viejo, Ca, United States 11-01-13
    ron Mission Viejo, Ca, United States 11-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not Boring, But Predictable"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    Would you recommend The Runaway Jury to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. While there were some twists and turns, the outcome was pretty predictable and any suspense was really lacking.


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

    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.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, but only because I like to see how books translate to the screen.


    Any additional comments?

    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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