Final Appeal

Narrated by: Kate Burton
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
4 out of 5 stars (195 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Grace Rossi is starting over after a divorce, and a part-time job with a federal appeals court sounds perfect. But she doesn't count on being assigned to an explosive death penalty appeal. Nor does she expect ardor in the court in the form of an affair with the chief judge. Then Grace finds herself investigating a murder, unearthing a secret bank account and following a trail of bribery and judicial corruption that's stumped even the FBI. In no time at all, Grace under fire takes on a whole new meaning.

©1994 Lisa Scottoline (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Scottoline, an Edgar nominee for her first book, Everywhere That Mary Went, has again pulled together an intriguing cast of characters and a smart mystery to make an exciting, action-packed read." (Publishers Weekly)

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Not typical Scottoline

I've enjoyed all of Lisa Scottoline's books--until now... I slogged through and managed to listen to the whole thing, but didn't enjoy it very much. I can't recommend it.

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good book

Its good Lisa Scottoline read but not one of her best.

5 people found this helpful

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Poor ending

I thought the whole book was entertaining and captured the thriller aspect of advertised genre. But once the climax of the book was finished the whole book just ended. It was kind of like reading a letter with no or little closing.

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Fast paced drama

I got through this book in one day; it is interesting, dramatic, keeps the reader guessing. A good story for anyone who likes mystery, whodunnits, detective work. Well performed.

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the narrator so dull I couldn't finish the book

struggle to finish. narrator made it impossible to want to listen to for any great length.

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Didn't enjoy the narrator

I have always liked Lisa Scottoline books in the past and have listened to several on CD. However, listening to this narrator was difficult and boring. Her inflections were very flat line and uninteresting.

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Too long even for a short story!

The narration set the tone, it was terrible. The only time the narration was bearable was when the narrator was not reading for the protagonist! The story was bad, the narrator worse and the ending, which I hoped would be good so I stuck with it, was even worse! Glad I didn't waste a credit, it was just $4.95!

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Short Story

This book was hard to follow and very slow. Try as I might the book made call asleep.

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Worth a credit

Entertaining from beginning to end. Engaging story and fine performance. Worth the time and the credit!

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Good little story

I like Lisa Scottolines books a lot; just found them . I like the characters in this book a lot and would like to read about them more; I had a really hard time with the cadence of the narrator; the reading was clear but so rushed it made me anxious at times