Go behind closed doors to the other side of the court where the jury can be manipulated by a dominant mind, and their final decision can be a matter of life and death.
©1996 John Grisham; (P)2000 Chivers Audio Books
I enjoy both Fiction and Non Fiction Books. Not having the best of eye sight, Audible books are a bonus. Great stuff.
I'd absolutely listen to it again because I enjoyed it so much. Grisham seems to have a knack at keeping a reader interested.
The Firm, again by Grisham because I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Changes voice characteristics to suit different characters. Excellent narrator.
Made me lose sleep because I kept me listening to it far to late on work nights :)
If you enjoy court room drama and a glimpse behind the scenes of what goes on behind Jury Room doors, then this won't disappoint. Highly recommended.
"A terrific story"
I couldn't stop listening to this exciting courtroom drama exposing the underhand dealings of the cigarette industry as they try to influence a jury in a civil litigation trial in the US. One is never sure how the book will end as the two sides battle it out in court and behind the scenes. It's an intriguing and clever book that I whole-heartedly recommend. The reader does a splendid job of giving different voices to the 12 jurors and all the other characters who people this tour de force of a book.
"The Runaway Jury"
I have just read this book and it kept me spellbound from start to finish. I have read all his books but this was fantastic. well done again
A jury has to decide whether a tobacco company is to blame for the cigarettes that killed a lady's husband. The usual arguments are put forth, nicotine is addictive, the company targets children etc etc; but everybody is being so sneaky!
The lawyers are unlawfully trapping jury family members by posing as FBI agents or bosses, they bribe and threat, while the jury itself is being manipulated from the inside. A good listen.
"OK story but not particularly memorable"
This is one of those books I'd heard of and thought I should read so I gave it a go. It was an interesting storyline as I had been a juror myself I could relate to some of the storyline. But the story felt slow in parts and in audio form it could be a bit hard to keep track of who was who in the storyline. Kept forgetting the background of the different jurors.
The last quarter of the story did to begin to grip me though and although I'd guessed the ending it was quite enjoyable to listen to it play out.
Not a book that will stick with me but not a bad listen.
You may have seen the excellent film starring Gene Hackman but the book is better and the film makers changed the plot for political reasons. A really interesting story illustrating the devious methods used to create the perfect jury for your client - which is worth reading about even without the accompanying plot. The narrator creates just the right atmosphere too - tense and slightly claustrophobic.
This is my second John Grisham audiobook and was beginning to think I had picked up a lemon but after half an hour I was hooked. It ended up being absolutely brilliant. That is why I have rated it 5 stars.
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