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The Guardians

619 ratings

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In this instant number one New York Times best seller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller - with a twist. “Terrific...affecting...Grisham has done it again.” (Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post)  “A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.” (Associated Press) In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young Black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For 22 years, he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer 22 years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought. 

©2019 John Grisham (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
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The Reckoning

503 ratings

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Number-one best-selling author John Grisham's The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet. "A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga…The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case." (USA Today) October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi's favorite son - a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder weren’t shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family - was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave.      In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete's defense attorney tries desperately to save him.           Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham's signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers every minute.

©2018 John Grisham (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
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A Time for Mercy

309 ratings

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Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is "riveting" and "suspenseful". Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid 16-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many listeners know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and - most of all - heart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

©2020 John Grisham (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
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The Rooster Bar

298 ratings

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Number one New York Times best-selling author John Grisham's newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that's on shaky ground. Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there's a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no... Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.

©2017 John Grisham (P)2017 Random House Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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Sycamore Row

179 ratings

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Audie Award Finalist, Thriller/Suspense, 2014 John Grisham takes you back to where it all began...  John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial - a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.  Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.  The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?  In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America's favorite storyteller. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly 25 years after the publication of A Time to Kill. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2013 Random House Audio

Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
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Camino Island

138 ratings

Summary

Best-selling author John Grisham stirs up trouble in paradise in his endlessly surprising new thriller. Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.

©2017 John Grisham (P)2017 Random House Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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Camino Winds

115 ratings

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"In American icon John Grisham's new novel, Camino Winds, an odd assortment of mystery and crime authors, some of them felons themselves, discover one of their colleagues has been murdered during the fury of a massive hurricane - the perfect crime scene. Since officials are preoccupied with the aftermath of the storm, the authors set out to solve the mystery themselves, in the type of wild but smart caper that Grisham's readers love." (Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing)  John Grisham, number-one best-selling author and master of the legal thriller, sweeps you away to paradise for a little sun, sand, mystery, and mayhem. With Camino Winds, America's favorite storyteller offers the perfect escape.    Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen - even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime.... Just as Bruce Cable's Bay Books is preparing for the return of best-selling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island. Florida's governor orders a mandatory evacuation, and most residents board up their houses and flee to the mainland, but Bruce decides to stay and ride out the storm. The hurricane is devastating: Homes and condos are leveled, hotels and storefronts ruined, streets flooded, and a dozen people lose their lives. One of the apparent victims is Nelson Kerr, a friend of Bruce's and an author of thrillers. But the nature of Nelson's injuries suggests that the storm wasn't the cause of his death: He has suffered several suspicious blows to the head. Who would want Nelson dead? The local police are overwhelmed in the aftermath of the storm and ill equipped to handle the case. Bruce begins to wonder if the shady characters in Nelson's novels might be more real than fictional. And somewhere on Nelson's computer is the manuscript of his new novel. Could the key to the case be right there - in black and white? As Bruce starts to investigate, what he discovers between the lines is more shocking than any of Nelson’s plot twists - and far more dangerous. Camino Winds is an irresistible romp and a perfectly thrilling beach listen - number one best-selling author John Grisham at his beguiling best.

©2020 John Grisham (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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The Whistler

114 ratings

Summary

From John Grisham, America's number one best-selling author, comes the most electrifying novel of the year, a high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State. We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It's rare, but it happens. Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states and throughout US history. What's the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month's cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It's a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

©2016 John Grisham (P)2016 Random House Audio

Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
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The Racketeer

111 ratings

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Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. On paper, Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied. What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price—especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death. And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

©2012 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2012 Random House Audio

Narrator: JD Jackson
Author: John Grisham
Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
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A Time to Kill

91 ratings

Summary

Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a 10-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her father acquires an assault rifle - and takes justice into his own outraged hands. For 10 days, with burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spreading through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own....

©1992 John Grisham (P)1992 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
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The Testament

76 ratings

Summary

Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. Nate O'Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who's lived too hard, too fast, for too long. His second marriage in a shambles, and he is emerging from his fourth stay in rehab armed with little more than his fragile sobriety, good intentions, and resilient sense of humor. Returning to the real world is always difficult, but this time, it's going to be murder. Rachel Lane is a young woman who chose to give her life to God, who walked away from the modern world with all its strivings and trappings and encumbrances, and went to live and work with a primitive tribe of Indians in the deepest jungles of Brazil. In a story that mixes legal suspense with a remarkable adventure, their lives are forever altered by the startling secret of The Testament.

©1999 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)1999 Random House, Inc.; Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Frank Muller
Author: John Grisham
Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
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The Summons & The Brethren

55 ratings

Summary

Two from the master of the legal thriller: The Summons: Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi; a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for 40 years. Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. The summons is typed by the judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for his sons, Ray and Forrest, to appear in his study. But the judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret. The Brethren: They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong. Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich, very fast. And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam...while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt.

©2002 The Summons, ©2000 The Brethren, John Grisham (P)2002 The Summons, ©2000 The Brethren, Random House Audio

Author: John Grisham
Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
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A Time to Kill & The King of Torts

54 ratings

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Two from the master of the legal thriller: A Time to Kill:The life of a 10-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime, until her father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands. For 10 days, with burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spreading through the streets of Clanton, Mississippi, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jack Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own. The King of Torts: When Clay Carter of the public defender's office reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. But 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.

©1992 John Grisham; 1992 Random House, Inc.The King of Torts 2003 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Rogue Lawyer

52 ratings

Summary

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee: his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. Sebastian defends people other lawyers won't go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice and doesn't like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system's notions of ethical behavior. Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham's most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.

©2015 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2015 Random House Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
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The Firm

51 ratings

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At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. But he made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired him a decorator. Mitch McDeere should have remembered what his brother Ray - doing 15 years in a Tennessee jail - already knew. "You never get nothing for nothing." Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch's firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice - if he wants to live.

©2007 John Grisham (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: Scott Brick
Author: John Grisham
Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
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The Last Juror

50 ratings

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In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.

©2004 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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The Innocent Man

49 ratings

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Number-one New York Times best seller John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence. Soon to be a Netflix original documentary series  “Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.” (Entertainment Weekly)  In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death - in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free.  Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with 11th-hour drama, this audio edition of The Innocent Man plays like an edge-of-your-seat legal thriller.  “Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his best-selling fiction.” (The Boston Globe) “A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.” (Time) “A triumph.” (The Seattle Times)

©2006 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2006 Random House Audio

Narrator: Craig Wasson
Author: John Grisham
Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
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The Broker

43 ratings

Summary

In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive, there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?

©2004 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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The Rainmaker

41 ratings

Summary

Grisham's sixth spellbinding novel of legal intrigue and corporate greed displays all of the intricate plotting, fast-paced action, humor, and suspense that have made him the most popular author of our time. In his first courtroom thriller since A Time to Kill, John Grisham tells the story of a young man barely out of law school who finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless companies in America - and exposing a complex, multibillion-dollar insurance scam.  In hs final semester of law school Rudy Baylor is required to provide free legal advice to a group of senior citizens, and it is there that he meets his first "clients", Dot and Buddy Black. Their son, Donny Ray, is dying of leukemia, and their insurance company has flatly refused to pay for his medical treatments. While Rudy is at first skeptical, he soon realizes that the Blacks really have been shockingly mistreated by the huge company, and that he just may have stumbled upon one of the largest insurance frauds anyone's ever seen - and one of the most lucrative and important cases in the history of civil litigation. The problem is, Rudy's flat broke, has no job, hasn't even passed the bar, and is about to go head-to-head with one of the best defense attorneys - and powerful industries - in America. 

©1995 John Grisham (P)1995 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

Narrator: Frank Muller
Author: John Grisham
Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
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The Partner

41 ratings

Summary

They watched Danilo Silva for days before they finally grabbed him. He was living alone, a quiet life on a shady street in a small town in Brazil; a simple life in a modest home, certainly not one of luxury. Certainly no evidence of the fortune they thought he had stolen. He was much thinner and his face had been altered. He spoke a different language, and spoke it very well. But Danilo had a past with many chapters. Four years earlier he had been Patrick Lanigan, a young partner in a prominent Biloxi law firm. He had a pretty wife, a new daughter, and a bright future. Then one cold winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car and died a horrible death. When he was buried his casket held nothing more than his ashes. From a short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial. Then he fled. Six weeks later, a fortune was stolen from his ex-law firm's offshore account. And Patrick fled some more. But they found him.

©1997 John Grisham (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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The Litigators

39 ratings

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The partners at Finley & Figg—all two of them—often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago. And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he’s suddenly unemployed, any job—even one with Finley & Figg—looks okay to him. With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money. A little online research confirms Wally’s suspicions—a huge plaintiffs’ firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won’t even have to enter a courtroom! It almost seems too good to be true. And it is.

©2011 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2011 Random House

Author: John Grisham
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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Gray Mountain

39 ratings

Summary

John Grisham has a new hero...and she's full of surprises. The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town's legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to "help real people with real problems". For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren't so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets. Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.

©2014 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2014 Random House Audio

Narrator: Catherine Taber
Author: John Grisham
Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
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The Confession

35 ratings

Summary

An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn’t understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn’t care. He just can’t believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction. He may even watch the trial of the person wrongly accused of his crime. He is relieved when the verdict is guilty. He laughs when the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. He is content to allow an innocent person to go to prison, to serve hard time, even to be executed. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

©2010 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2010 Random House Audio

Narrator: Scott Sowers
Author: John Grisham
Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Chamber

34 ratings

Summary

In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: 

Twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case. 

Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison: 

Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances - except for one: the young, liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson. While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather and the TV cameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutes to save his client. For between the two men is a chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets - including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall's life...or cost Adam his. 

"A dark and thoughtful tale pulsing wit moral uncertainties...Grisham is at his best." (People)

"Compelling.... Powerful.... The Chamber will make readers think long and hard about the death penalty." (USA Today)

©1994 John Grisham (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Alexander Adams
Author: John Grisham
Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
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Alumni: A Divine Dungeon Series

27 ratings

Summary

An academy that scrapes the sky. Blight that fills the earth. Two codgers duking it out. Artorian has decided to live, all in order to save his lost village children. His recent battle against a simple raider captain has proven that if he tries to charge ahead...he'll die. With the help of his captors, who quickly turn into close friends, Artorian takes the first steps onto the path of a true cultivator. Finesse, skill, fine-tuned cultivation techniques, and more is within his grasp. Artorian is more than willing to learn; after all, that's his specialty! This knowledge has strings attached. After meeting the ancient enemy of his trainers, Artorian returns to the place he first studied his true passion of philosophy: the Skyspear. It's under new management, and the alumni have very different ideas about how the students should be trained.

©2020 Mountaindale Press (P)2020 Mountaindale Press

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Hunting Zero

25 ratings

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When CIA operative Agent Zero finds out his two teenage girls have been kidnapped and are bound for a trafficking ring in Eastern Europe, he embarks on a high-octane chase across Europe, leaving a trail of devastation is his wake as he breaks all rules, risks his own life, and does everything he can to get his daughters back. Kent, ordered by the CIA to stand down, refuses. Without the backing of the agency, with moles and assassins on all sides, with a lover he can barely trust, and being targeted himself, Agent Zero must fight multiple foes to get his girls back.  Up against the most deadly trafficking ring in Europe, with political connections reaching all the way to the top, it is an unlikely battle - one man against an army - and one that only Agent Zero can wage. And yet, his own identity, he realizes, may be the most perilous secret of all.

©2019 Jack Mars (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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The Runaway Jury

23 ratings

Summary

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.

Narrator: Frank Muller
Author: John Grisham
Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
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Skipping Christmas

20 ratings

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Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won't be hosting the annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences - and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined. A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the charm and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.

©2001 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2001 Random House, Inc.; Random House Audio, a Division of Random House, Inc.

Author: John Grisham
Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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The Hideaway

19 ratings

Summary

In the South, family is always more complicated than it seems. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed The Hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it — no small task considering her grandmother’s best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there. Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Amid drywall dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected. Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. With help from Mags’s friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed her grandmother’s destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways. When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice — stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she’s grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans. “A story both powerful and enchanting: a don’t-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling.” (Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times best selling author) “Two endearing heroines and their poignant storylines of love lost and found make this the perfect book for an afternoon on the back porch with a glass of sweet tea.” (Karen White, New York Times best-selling author) USA TODAY and Amazon Charts best seller Full-length Southern Women’s Fiction Includes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs 

©2017 Lauren K. Denton (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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The Summons

17 ratings

Summary

Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's 43, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for 40 years. No longer on the bench, the Judge has withdrawn to the Atlee mansion and become a recluse. With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons for both sons to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of his estate. It is typed by the Judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south, to his hometown, to the place where he grew up, which he prefers now to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray. And perhaps someone else.

©2002 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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The Street Lawyer

16 ratings

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Michael was in a hurry.  He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. firm with 800 lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience.  But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney.  The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted from the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer.  And a thief.

©1998 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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The Appeal

16 ratings

Summary

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave listeners unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

©2008 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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Witness to a Trial

14 ratings

Summary

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times number-one best seller John Grisham that is the prequel to his legal thriller The Whistler.  A judge's first murder trial.  A defense attorney in over his head.  A prosecutor out for blood and glory.  The accused, who is possibly innocent.  And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime. 

©2016 John Grisham (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Author: John Grisham
Length: 54 mins
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Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

14 ratings

Summary

A perfect murder...a faceless witness...a lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth....and he’s only 13 years old. Meet Theodore Boone. In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only 13, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk - and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much - maybe too much - he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.The stakes are high, but Theo won’t stop until justice is served. Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a number-one international best-seller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer will keep listeners guessing.

©2010 John Grisham (P)2010 Penguin

Narrator: Richard Thomas
Author: John Grisham
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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The Associate

14 ratings

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If you thought Mitch McDeere was in trouble in The Firm, wait until you meet Kyle McAvoy. Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about. Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed. With an unforgettable cast of characters and villains, from drug-addled trust fund kid and possible rapist Baxter Tate to quiet former math teacher Dale who shares Kyle's cubicle at the law firm, The Associate is vintage Grisham.

©2009 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2009 Random House Audio

Narrator: Erik Singer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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A Painted House: A Novel

14 ratings

Summary

Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers - and two very dangerous men - came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke’s world.  A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born...and someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives - and change his family and his town forever.... 

©2000, 2001 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Random House, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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The King of Torts

12 ratings

Summary

The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit DC every week. 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....

©2003 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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The Pelican Brief

11 ratings

Summary

In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death... The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief...  To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it was  political dynamite. Suddenly, Darby is witness to a murder - a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds there is only one person she can trust - an ambitious reporter after a news break hotter than Watergate - to help her piece together the  deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For someone has read Darby's brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime. 

©1992 John Grisham (P)1992 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

Narrator: Anthony Heald
Author: John Grisham
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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John Grisham Value Collection

11 ratings

Summary

Three thrilling titles from one of America's most popular best-selling authors, together in a special value collection. A Time to Kill - For 10 days, with burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spreading through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own.... The Firm - When Mitch McDeere, an ambitious law student from Harvard, chooses the Memphis tax firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, he finds himself caught between the FBI, who wants an informant inside the firm, and the firm itself, which will make him a very rich man - or a very dead one. The Client - This is the story of 11-year-old Mark Sway, who witnessed the bizarre suicide of a New Orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana senator whose accused killer, Mafia thug Barry Muldanno, is about to go to trial. PLEASE NOTE: This is an abridged edition.

©2004 John Grisham (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
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Theodore Boone: The Abduction

10 ratings

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Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever.... When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone - who knows April better than anyone - has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April. Filled with the kind of pause-resistant suspense that has made John Grisham a number-one international best seller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's trials and triumphs will keep listeners guessing until the very end.

©2011 John Grisham (P)2011 Penguin Audiobooks

Narrator: Richard Thomas
Author: John Grisham
Length: 4 hrs
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Partners

9 ratings

Summary

In this standalone prequel to his number-one best seller Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham tells the story of how Sebastian Rudd finally found someone he could trust to be his driver, bodyguard, law clerk, and partner. Sebastian Rudd, rogue lawyer, defends people other lawyers won't go near. It's controversial and dangerous work, which is why Sebastian needs his bodyguard/assistant/sidekick, Partner. So if Sebastian is just about the most unpopular lawyer in town, why is Partner so loyal to him? How did they meet? And what's the real story of this man of few words who's as good with a gun as he is with the law? The surprising answers are all in Partners.

©2016 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Author: John Grisham
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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A Time for Mercy

9 ratings

Summary

Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is "riveting" and "suspenseful". Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid 16-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many listeners know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and - most of all - heart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

©2020 John Grisham (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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The Client

7 ratings

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In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb.... Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most sought-after dead body in America.  Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.  And Reggie will do anything to protect her client - even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom...or cost them both their lives. 

©1993 John Grisham (P)1993 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

Narrator: Blair Brown
Author: John Grisham
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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Dubliners

6 ratings

Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.   

This Penguin Classic is performed by Andrew Scott, star of Sherlock, Fleabag, and Black Mirror, also known for his on-stage roles in Present Laughter and Hamlet. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Terence Brown.  

Joyce's first major work, written when he was only twenty-five, brought his city to the world for the first time. His stories are rooted in the rich detail of Dublin life, portraying ordinary, often defeated lives with unflinching realism. He writes of social decline, sexual desire and exploitation, corruption and personal failure, yet creates a brilliantly compelling, unique vision of the world and of human experience.

©2019 James Joyce (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Calico Joe

6 ratings

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A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball…. Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a 21-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz. In the summer of 1973, Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever…. In John Grisham’s new novel, the baseball is thrilling, but it’s what happens off the field that makes Calico Joe a classic.

©2012 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2012 Random House Audio

Narrator: Erik Singer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
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The Brethren

6 ratings

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They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong. Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich - very fast. And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam - while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grip - and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn't be better. Because they've just found the perfect victim.... 

©2000 Belfrey Holdings, Inc. (P)2000 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Frank Muller
Author: John Grisham
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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La Sentence

6 ratings

Summary

Automne 1946. Pete Banning, l'enfant chéri de Clanton, Mississippi, est revenu de la Seconde Guerre mondiale en héros, décoré des plus hautes distinctions militaires. Propriétaire d'une plantation de coton et fidèle de l'Église méthodiste, il est considéré comme un père et un voisin exemplaire. Un matin d'octobre, il se lève tôt, se rend en ville et abat son ami, le révérend Dexter Bell. Que s'est-il passé pour que Pete, membre respecté de la communauté, devienne un meurtrier ? Et pourquoi se mure-t-il dans le silence ? Nul ne le sait. Mais ce qu'il tait semble dévastateur, tant pour ses proches que pour les habitants du comté... Avec cette œuvre majeure, John Grisham nous entraîne du vieux Sud ségrégationniste aux jungles des Philippines de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

©2018 / 2020 Belfry Holdings, Inc. / Jean-Claude Lattès (P)2020 Audiolib

Author: John Grisham
Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
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Mother of Eden

5 ratings

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"We speak of a mother's love, but we forget her power." Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden. Just a few generations ago, the planet's 500 inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them. Now, humanity has spread across Eden, and two kingdoms have emerged. Both are sustained by violence and dominated by men - and both claim to be the favored children of Gela, the woman who came to Eden long ago on a boat that could cross the stars, and became the mother of them all. When young Starlight Brooking meets a handsome and powerful man from across Worldpool, she believes he will offer an outlet for her ambition and energy. But she has no inkling that she will become a stand-in for Gela herself, and wear Gela's fabled ring on her own finger - or that in this role, powerful and powerless all at once, she will try to change the course of Eden's history. Read by: Jayne Entwistle Bruce Mann Heather Wilds Suzan Crowley Nicholas Guy Smith Lucy Rayner Hannah Curtis Katharine McEwan Emma Bering

©2015 Chris Beckett (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Les Imposteurs

5 ratings

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En commençant leurs études de droit, Mark, Todd et Zola voulaient changer le monde, le rendre meilleur. Mais aujourd'hui, étudiants en dernière année, les trois amis s'aperçoivent qu'ils ont été dupés. Ils ont contracté de lourds emprunts pour payer cette école qui semble être une usine à fric, un établissement dispensant un enseignement si médiocre qu'à la sortie personne, ou presque, ne réussira l'examen du barreau. Et quand ils découvrent que leur école appartient à Hinds Rackley, un financier de New York qui possède aussi une société d'investissement spécialisée dans les prêts étudiants, les trois amis comprennent qu'ils sont victimes d'une grande arnaque. Existe-t-il un moyen de se libérer du joug de cette dette écrasante, de révéler les magouilles de Hinds Rackley, et de gagner quelques dollars au passage ? C'est ce qu'ils vont découvrir à leurs risques et périls.

©2017 / 2019 The Rooster Bar publiée par Doubleday, une division de Penguin Random House LLC, New York by Belfry Holdings, Inc. Tous droits réservés / Éditions Jean-Claude Lattès pour la traduction française (P)2019 Audiolib

Author: John Grisham
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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Le Manipulateur

5 ratings

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Le juge Raymond Fawcett et sa secrétaire sont retrouvés assassinés dans la maison de campagne du juge. Il n'y a pas de trace de lutte, pas d'empreinte, pas un seul témoin. Rien. Au bout de quelques mois, l'enquête n'a pas progressé d'un pouce et le FBI est sur les dents. Puis un détenu du nom de Malcolm Bannister fait son entrée en scène. Ancien avocat, Malcolm a été condamné pour un crime qu'il n'a pas commis. Mais il lui reste une carte à jouer pour changer son destin. Une carte qui requiert de l'audace, du sang-froid et deux complices aux nerfs d'acier. Car il connaît l'identité du meurtrier, et il connaît son mobile. Jouant au chat et à la souris avec les agents fédéraux, Malcolm concocte un scénario parfaitement machiavélique pour se retrouver libre et riche. Tony Joudrier met en scène avec brio la cascade de rebondissements de ce thriller à l'intrigue inattendue mais toujours maîtrisée.

©2012 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2013 Audiolib

Narrator: Tony Joudrier
Author: John Grisham
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
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Bleachers

5 ratings

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High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. Now, as Coach Rake's "boys" sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake ? or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, a man who must finally forgive his coach - and himself - before he can get on with his life, the stakes are especially high.

©2003 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, A Division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: John Grisham
Author: John Grisham
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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Theodore Boone: The Accomplice

5 ratings

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Theodore Boone is back on the case in an all-new adventure! Best-selling author John Grisham delivers an addictive legal thriller for a new generation of listeners. Theo has been worried about his good friend Woody Lambert. Woody is struggling at school and making bad choices. But when Woody is arrested - an unwitting accomplice to armed robbery - Theo knows he is innocent. Racing the clock while Woody sits in jail, Theo will do everything in his power to help his friend and save Woody from an unforgiving system where justice is not equal for all.  Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a number-one international best seller and undisputed master of the modern legal thriller, Theodore Boone’s trials and triumphs will keep listeners hooked until the very last minute.

©2019 John Grisham (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Richard Thomas
Author: John Grisham
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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Theodore Boone: The Accused

4 ratings

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Theodore Boone is back! And he's ready for his next big case. Theo Boone might only be 13, but he's already uncovered key evidence in a groundbreaking murder trial and discovered the truth behind his best friend's abduction. Now with the latest unfolding of events in Strattenburg, Theo will face his biggest challenge yet. Filled with the intrigue and page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a number-one international best seller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's adventures will keep listeners enthralled until the very last minute.

©2012 John Grisham (P)2012 Penguin

Narrator: Richard Thomas
Author: John Grisham
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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Theodore Boone: The Scandal

4 ratings

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In this newest installment in the best-selling series, Theo Boone, the ever-clever lawyer in training, is back, still dispensing legal advice to friends and strangers alike when an exciting, all-new case pops up.

©2016 John Grisham (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Richard Thomas
Author: John Grisham
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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Theodore Boone: The Fugitive

4 ratings

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Theo thought the danger had passed, but he's about to face off against an old adversary: accused murderer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo's quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he's ever been in before. Even when everything is on the line, Theodore Boone will stop at nothing to make sure a killer is brought to justice.

©2015 John Grisham (P)2015 Listening Library

Narrator: Richard Thomas
Author: John Grisham
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
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Playing for Pizza

4 ratings

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Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against Denver, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterback: for the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy. Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player, any former NFL player, at their helm. So Rick reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthers, at least until a better offer comes along, and he heads off to Italy. He knows nothing about Parma, not even where it is, has never been to Europe, and doesn't speak or understand a word of Italian. To say that Italy holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.

©2007 Belfrey Holdings Inc (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Author: John Grisham
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Ford County

4 ratings

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In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who's been locked away on death row for eleven years. It could well be their last visit. Mack Stafford, a hard-drinking and low-grossing run-of-the-mill divorce lawyer gets a miracle phone call with a completely unexpected offer to settle some old, forgotten cases for more money than he has ever seen. Mack is suddenly bored with the law, fed up with his wife and his life, and makes drastic plans to finally escape. Quiet, dull Sidney, a data collector for an insurance company, perfects his blackjack skills in hopes of bringing down the casino empire of Clanton's most ambitious hustler, Bobby Carl Leach, who, among other crimes, has stolen Sidney's wife. Three good ol' boys from rural Ford County begin a journey to the big city of Memphis to give blood to a grievously injured friend. However, they are unable to drive past a beer store as the trip takes longer and longer. The Quiet Haven Retirement Home is the final stop for the elderly of Clanton. It's a sad, languid place with little controversy, until Gilbert arrives. Posing as a lowly paid bedpan boy, he is in reality a brilliant stalker with an uncanny ability to sniff out the assets of those "seniors" he professes to love. Clanton is rocked with the rumor that the gay son of a prominent family has finally come home, to die. Of AIDS. Fear permeates the town as gossip runs unabated. Featuring a cast of characters you'll never forget, these stories bring Ford County to vivid and colorful life. Often hilarious, frequently moving, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.

©2009 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: John Grisham
Author: John Grisham
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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The Runaway Jury

3 ratings

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Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him. 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, A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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Sycamore Row

3 ratings

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John Grisham takes you back to where it all began...  John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial - a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.  Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.  The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?  In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America's favorite storyteller. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly 25 years after the publication of A Time to Kill. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2013 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2013 Random House Audio

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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Le Clandestin

3 ratings

Summary

Lobbyiste sans foi ni loi, Joel Backman a été condamné à 20 ans de prison pour avoir vendu à une puissance étrangère un super logiciel capable de contrôler un ensemble de satellites espions. Six ans plus tard, à son grand étonnement, il est gracié par le président des Etats-Unis sortant et exfiltré dans une splendide villa d'Italie. Mais s'il a retrouvé sa liberté sous une nouvelle identité, il est surtout transformé en appât. Car si la CIA a obtenu sa grâce, c'est pour mieux savoir qui va le tuer : les Israéliens, les Saoudiens ou les Chinois ? La chasse à l'homme est commencée...

© ?The Broker?, John Grisham, 2005© Editions Robert Laffont, 2006, pour la traduction française© Livres Audio V.D.B., Mars 2007

Narrator: José Heuzé
Author: John Grisham
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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Le cas Fitzgerald

3 ratings

Summary

Bruce Cable possède une librairie réputée à Santa Rosa sur l'île de Camino, en Floride. Bien que son affaire soit prospère, l'argent provient surtout du commerce de livres anciens et d'éditions originales. Peu de gens, toutefois, savent que Cable a parfois recours au marché parallèle dans sa quête de manuscrits précieux. Dans le même temps, la bibliothèque de l'Université de Princeton est cambriolée. Les pertes sont inestimables... Mercer Mann, jeune romancière en panne d'inspiration, est contactée par une femme mystérieuse travaillant pour une compagnie d'assurances. Celle-ci lui offre une coquette somme pour infiltrer le cercle d'amis de Bruce Cable. Sa mission est de se rapprocher de lui et de découvrir ses secrets. Mais Mercer va trop en apprendre, et les ennuis vont commencer. Le ciel de cette île paradisiaque va bientôt s'assombrir.

©2017 / 2018 Camino Island - Doubleday - Penguin Random House LLC, New York by Belfry Holdings, Inc. - Tous droits réservés. Éditions Jean-Claude Lattès (P)2019 Audiolib

Author: John Grisham
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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A Painted House

2 ratings

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The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a "good crop". Thus begins the new novel from John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a farm boy named Luke Chandler, age seven, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm 80 acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready, they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and, sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass, Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. A Painted House is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience.

©2000, 2001 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: David Lansbury
Author: John Grisham
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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The Activist

2 ratings

Summary

Though he's only 13, Theodore Boone has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else, and there's always a new adventure waiting. After being falsely accused of vandalism and theft, Theo is happy to finally be out of the hot seat, once more dispensing legal advice to friends and community members, when an exciting new case demands his urgent attention.

©2013 John Grisham (P)2013 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Richard Thomas
Author: John Grisham
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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The Wavedancer Benefit

1 rating

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On February 2, 2002, Stephen King, Pat Conroy, John Grisham, and Peter Straub gathered at New York's Town Hall for a very special evening. These four best selling authors stepped up to the microphone to raise money for one of the most recognizable voices in audiobooks, Frank Muller, an actor who sustained terrible injuries from a motorcycle accident. Muller, who has recorded hundreds of novels, including many by these authors, may never work again. This once-in-a-lifetime event is captured here, and 100% of all profits will be donated to The Wavedancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports Frank Muller and other artists who fall prey to illness or injury and can no longer perform. Grisham kicks off the evening with a heartfelt reading of an excerpt from his blockbuster best seller The Summons. He's followed by Straub who captivates the audience with a hair-raising episode from Black House, the latest thriller he co-authored with Stephen King. King changes pace with a joyful reading of his classic short story The Revenge of Lardass Hogan. Finally, Conroy engages the audience in a hilarious chat on the art of writing. A unique program that pays tribute to a true master craftsman, this audiobook is an unforgettable listening experience. Browse the Frank Muller page.

©2002 Wavedancer Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved (P)2002 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division; 16 9; 1983 Stephen King. Used with permission of Penguin, Putnam, Inc.; 2001 Stephen King and Peter Straub. Used with permission of Random House, Inc.; 2002 John Grisham. Used with permission of Random House, Inc.

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The King of Torts, The Last Juror

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The King of Torts Clay Carter has been at the office of the public defender too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. 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 make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts.... The Last Juror In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse, and the trial came to a startling end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life", and nine years later Padgitt was paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.

©2005, 2012 John Grisham (P)2012 Random House Audio

Author: John Grisham
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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The E-Myth HVAC Contractor

1 rating

Summary

Leading an HVAC company can seem like a daunting task, with too few hours in the day, too many petty management issues, and problems HVAC contractors in large businesses don't seem to face. The E-Myth HVAC Contractor offers you a road map to create a business that's self-sufficient, growing, and highly profitable. Take your company to levels you didn't think possible with this unique guide!

©2019 Michael E. Gerber and Ken Goodrich (P)2020 One Audiobooks

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Hard Work

1 rating

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Coach Roy Williams, one of the most respected, successful, and dominant basketball coaches in the nation, had an unlikely rise to the Hall of Fame and a career that boasts the highest winning percentage among all active college coaches. Now, for the first time, Williams tells the story of his life that few people know, from his turbulent family life as a child to the North Carolina Tar Heels' National Championship victory in 2009. He speaks candidly of his past, his passions, his inspirations, and the coaching philosphy behind one of college basketball's most successful programs. And he recounts the determination that took him from a small home in the mountains of North Carolina to the very pinacle of coaching success.

©2009 Roy Williams (P)2009 HighBridge

Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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A Time to Kill

1 rating

Summary

Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a 10-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her father acquires an assault riffle - and takes justice into his own outraged hands. For 10 days, with burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spreading through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own.... Please note: This is the abridged edition. An unabridged version is also available.

©1992 John Grisham (P)1992 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

Narrator: Michael Beck
Author: John Grisham
Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Zeugen der Anklage

Summary

Lacy Stoltz, Anwältin bei der Rechtsaufsichtsbehörde in Florida, wird mit einem Fall richterlichen Fehlverhaltens konfrontiert, der jede Vorstellungskraft übersteigt. Ein Richter soll über viele Jahre hinweg Bestechungsgelder in schier unglaublicher Höhe angenommen haben. Lacy Stoltz will dem ein Ende setzen und nimmt die Ermittlungen auf. Eins wird schnell klar: Dieser Fall ist hochgefährlich. Doch Lacy Stoltz ahnt nicht, dass er auch tödlich enden könnte.

In dieser Kurzgeschichte erfährt der Leser die spannende Vorgeschichte zu diesem Korruptionsfall.

Gelesen von der "Grisham-Stimme" Charles Brauer.

©2017 John Grisham / Heyne Verlag. Übersetzung von Kristiana Dorn-Ruhl (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Trust Your Truth

Summary

It's time to wake up and become the person you are here to be. In Trust Your Truth, Shannon Algeo invites you on a profound journey to move beyond self-doubt and live the badass life you are meant to live. Self-doubt intensifies whenever we give our power away to people and things outside of us. But your self-worth is always sourced from within you. Organized by the seven chakras - the energetic centers of the body - Trust Your Truth invites you to discover your truth on every level of you: to awaken to your true calling, accept yourself wholeheartedly, honor your emotions, trust your intuition, and measure success based on how true you can be to yourself - rather than the expectations of others.   When you learn to trust your truth, you open yourself up to becoming the most empowered, present, and alive version of yourself. The powerful practices throughout this book are interwoven with raw, personal stories from Algeo's own healing journey - showing you how aligning with your purpose and being the true you benefits everyone around you and your collective community as a whole. As Algeo says, "One of the bravest journeys is the journey inward."

©2021 Shannon Algeo (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Touchdown

Summary

Nur elf Minuten trennen die Cleveland Browns von der Meisterschaft, da geschieht das Unfassbare: Quarterback Rick Dockery wirft drei Fehlpässe, und das Spiel ist verloren. Die Karriere des Spielers ist damit beendet. Fast.

Denn als ein Team im fernen Italien Interesse anmeldet, packt Dockery seine Koffer und stößt zu den Parma Panthers, einer Mannschaft, die sich aus Freizeitspielern rekrutiert. Erklärtes Ziel der Italiener ist die heimische Meisterschaft. Nichts leichter als das, denkt Dockery, doch wird er bald eines Besseren belehrt.

(p)+(c) 2007 Random House Audio, Deutschland, Übersetzt von Karsten Singelmann

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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Sooley

Summary

New York Times best-selling author John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams…and even bigger challenges off the court. In the summer of his 17th year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick­ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it’s just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn’t immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he’s dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham’s unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.

©2021 John Grisham (P)2021 Random House Audio

Narrator: Dion Graham
Author: John Grisham
Length: 20 hrs
Available on Audible
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Her Rebel Heart: A Completely Irresistible Historical Romance

Summary

Caroline sighed. She longed to be away from here, from the rain and barren hills and bitter winds, with nothing ever happening. It was as if she’d spent her whole life waiting for something truly exciting.... 1832, Scotland: When Caroline Reid is offered the chance to travel to America to live with her estranged uncle, she has only two things on her mind: to become the belle of Boston society and to make an enviable - and financially advantageous - match.  But from the moment her journey begins, things do not go as she expects. From the seasickness on her Atlantic crossing, to the unexpected friendship she strikes up with a young widow named Eleanor, the Caroline who set sail for the New World isn’t quite the same person who arrives there....  Then she meets Eleanor’s brother, Ian Campbell, and her rebel heart cannot help but beat faster. Even though he doesn’t have a fortune, Caroline’s feelings overwhelm her earlier ambitions. However, her uncle - who had so gallantly invited her to live in his house - has other plans. And he will stop at absolutely nothing to get what he wants.... An unmissable story about friendship, courage and impossible choices for fans of Diana Gabaldon, Tamera Alexander and Poldark.  Previously published as Another Country. 

©2012 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Bookouture

Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
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Fulfillment

Summary

An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon’s impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States. In 1937, the famed writer and activist Upton Sinclair published a novel bearing the subtitle A Story of Ford-America. He blasted the callousness of a company worth “a billion dollars” that underpaid its workers while forcing them to engage in repetitive and sometimes dangerous assembly line labor. Eighty-three years later, the market capitalization of Amazon.com has exceeded one trillion dollars, while the value of the Ford Motor Company hovers around 30 billion. We have, it seems, entered the age of one-click America - and as the coronavirus makes Americans more dependent on online shopping, its sway will only intensify. Alec MacGillis’ Fulfillment is not another inside account or exposé of our most conspicuously dominant company. Rather, it is a literary investigation of the America that falls within that company’s growing shadow. As MacGillis shows, Amazon’s sprawling network of delivery hubs, data centers, and corporate campuses epitomizes a land where winner and loser cities and regions are drifting steadily apart, the civic fabric is unraveling, and work has become increasingly rudimentary and isolated. Ranging across the country, MacGillis tells the stories of those who’ve thrived and struggled to thrive in this rapidly changing environment. In Seattle, high-paid workers in new office towers displace a historic Black neighborhood. In suburban Virginia, homeowners try to protect their neighborhood from the environmental impact of a new data center. Meanwhile, in El Paso, small office supply firms seek to weather Amazon’s takeover of government procurement, and in Baltimore a warehouse supplants a fabled steel plant. Fulfillment also shows how Amazon has become a force in Washington, DC, ushering listeners through a revolving door for lobbyists and government contractors and into CEO Jeff Bezos’s lavish Kalorama mansion. With empathy and breadth, MacGillis demonstrates the hidden human costs of the other inequality- not the growing gap between rich and poor, but the gap between the country’s winning and losing regions. The result is an intimate account of contemporary capitalism: its drive to innovate; its dark, pitiless magic; its remaking of America with every click. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

©2021 Alec MacGillis and Stefan Alexander MacGillis (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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Forderung

Summary

Über Profitgier, Betrug und Rache

Sie wollten die Welt verändern, als sie ihr Jurastudium aufnahmen. Doch jetzt stehen Zola, Todd und Mark kurz vor dem Examen und müssen sich eingestehen, dass sie einem Betrug aufgesessen sind. Die private Hochschule, an der sie studieren, bietet eine derart mittelmäßige Ausbildung, dass die drei das Examen nicht schaffen werden. Doch ohne Abschluss wird es schwierig sein, einen gut bezahlten Job zu finden. Und ohne Job werden sie die Schulden, die sich für die Zahlung der horrenden Studiengebühren angehäuft haben, nicht begleichen können.

Aber vielleicht gibt es einen Ausweg. Vielleicht gibt es eine Möglichkeit, nicht nur dem Schuldenberg zu entkommen, sondern auch die Verantwortlichen zur Rechenschaft zu ziehen. Ein geniales Katz- und Mausspiel nimmt seinen Lauf.

©2018 John Grisham / Heyne. Übersetzung vom Verlagsbüro Oliver Neumann (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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El Intermediario [The Broker]

Summary

FonoLibro les trae, en una magnifica produccion, el audiolibro en español del más reciente éxito del famoso escritor John Grisham, autor de los best sellers La Firma, El Informe Pelicano, Tiempo para Matar, El Rey de Los Pleitos, y El Cliente, otros éxitos. Gracias a un indulto presidencial, Joel Backman es liberado tras seis años de confinamiento por uso indebido de una información altamente confidencial. Backman había obtenido un programa capaz de poner en peligro el sistema de vigilancia por vía satélite mas sofisticado del mundo, cuando dirigía un poderoso bufete de abogados, y era conocido como "El Intermediario". En vez de informar sobre el descubrimiento a las autoridades de su país, decidió hacer el negocio de su vida vendiendo dicha información, pero las cosas salieron mal y fue condenado por traición a veinte años de cárcel. A pesar de la gravedad del asunto, la CIA logra que Backman sea liberado mucho antes y, argumentando que son muchos los que desearían acabar con su vida, lo saca del país oculto en un avión militar. Su destino es Italia donde podrá empezar una nueva vida bajo una identidad oculta y la protección de la CIA. Sin embargo, Backman, no solo desconfía de las buenas intenciones de esta, sino que sospecha! que todo pueda ser una trampa. Un emocionante thriller que aborda con realismo los intereses que mueven las altas esferas y el enorme poder que tienen las principales agencias de espionaje del mundo.

©2005 Belfry Holdings (P)2006 FonoLibro Inc.

Narrator: Karl Hoffmann
Author: John Grisham
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Die Jury

Summary

Tonya Hailey, ein zehnjähriges Mädchen, wurde von zwei betrunkenen Männern brutal vergewaltigt und missbraucht. Wenige Tage später erschießt Tonyas Vater Carl Lee Hailey die beiden Täter im Gerichtsgebäude, in dem sie zu einer ersten Anhörung vorgeführt wurden. Das Gerichtsverfahren, dass gegen ihn eingeleitet wird, gerät zum Sensationsprozess. Denn: die beiden Gewaltverbrecher sind Weiße; Carl Lee ist ein Schwarzer...

©2014 Heyne Verlag (P)2014 Random House Audio

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 24 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Die Erbin

Summary

Die große Fortsetzung des Weltbestsellers "Die Jury". Als der schwerkranke Seth Hubbard seinem Leben ein Ende setzt, ahnt niemand, welche Folgen diese Tat haben wird. Hubbard, ein grimmiger Einzelgänger, blieb im Wesentlichen für sich. Versorgt von einer Haushälterin, hatte er kaum mehr Kontakt zu seiner Familie. Hubbards erwachsene Kinder absolvieren die Trauerfeier für ihren Vater denn auch wie einen Pflichtbesuch, um sich danach möglichst schnell der Testamentseröffnung zu widmen. Die Überraschung könnte kaum größer sein, als sich herausstellt, dass Hubbards Vermögen 24 Millionen Dollar umfasst. Den Löwenanteil spricht Hubbard seiner Haushälterin Lettie Lang zu. Seine Familie indes geht leer aus. In Windeseile fechten Hubbards Kinder das Testament an. Mit allen Mitteln versuchen sie Hubbards Unzurechnungsfähigkeit zu beweisen. Die Rechnung scheint aufzugehen. Bis Jack Brigance, der junge Anwalt an Lettie Langs Seite, Hubbards verschwundenen Bruder Ancil ausfindig macht, der eine Geschichte zu berichten hat, die einem das Blut in den Adern gefrieren lässt. Plötzlich ergibt Seth Hubbards Testament auf tragische Weise Sinn.

©2014 Heyne (P)2014 Random House Audio

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 24 hrs and 23 mins
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Die Akte

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Eine junge Jurastudentin legt eine Akte über den schlimmsten politischen Skandal seit Watergate an - ein tödliches Dokument.

©2013 Heyne TB (P)2014 Random House Audio

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
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Der Partner

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Bevor sie die Falle zuschnappen ließen, hatten sie Danilo Silva rund um die Uhr bewacht. Er führte ein ruhiges Leben in einem heruntergekommenen Viertel in einer kleinen Stadt in Brasilien. Nichts deutete darauf hin, dass er neunzig Millionen Dollar beiseite geschafft hatte...

©1999 Heyne (P)2013 Random House Audio

Author: John Grisham
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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Der Gerechte

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Hart, clever und packend: "Der Gerechte" zeigt den Meister des Justizthrillers in Höchstform. Sebastian Rudd ist kein typischer Anwalt. Seine Kanzlei ist ein Lieferwagen, eingerichtet mit Bar, Kühlschrank und Waffenschrank. Er arbeitet allein, sein einziger Vertrauter ist sein Fahrer, der zudem als Leibwächter und Golfcaddie fungiert. Sebastian Rudd verteidigt jene Menschen, die andere als den Bodensatz der Gesellschaft bezeichnen. Warum? Weil er Ungerechtigkeit verabscheut und überzeugt ist, dass jeder Mensch einen fairen Prozess verdient.

©2015 / 2016 John Grisham / Heyne (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
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Das Original

Summary

Ein Coup, der die Buchwelt erschüttert

In einer spektakulären Aktion werden die handgeschriebenen Manuskripte von F. Scott Fitzgerald aus der Bibliothek der Universität Princeton gestohlen. Eine Beute von unschätzbarem Wert. Das FBI übernimmt die Ermittlungen, und binnen weniger Tage kommt es zu ersten Festnahmen. Ein Täter aber bleibt wie vom Erdboden verschluckt und mit ihm die wertvollen Schriften. Doch endlich gibt es eine heiße Spur.

Sie führt nach Florida, in die Buchhandlung von Bruce Kable, der seine Hände allerdings in Unschuld wäscht. Und so heuert das Ermittlungsteam eine junge Autorin an, die sich gegen eine großzügige Vergütung in das Leben des Buchhändlers einschleichen soll. Doch die Ermittler haben die Rechnung ohne Bruce Kable gemacht, der überaus findig sein ganz eigenes Spiel mit ihnen treibt.

Charles Brauer macht "Das Original" zum Hör-Ereignis.

©2017 Wilhelm Heyne Verlag / John Grisham. Übersetzung von Kristiana Dorn-Ruhl, Bea Reiter und Imke Walsh-Araya (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
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Das Komplott

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Malcolm Bannister, früher Anwalt in Winchester, Virginia, sitzt zu Unrecht im Gefängnis. Als ein Bundesrichter und seine Geliebte ermordet aufgefunden werden, steht das FBI vor einem Rätsel, denn es gibt weder Zeugen noch Spuren. Bis Bannister auf den Plan tritt. Er kennt Identität und Motiv des Mörders. Dieses Wissen tauscht er gegen seine Freiheit, und damit nimmt eine teuflische Intrige ihren Lauf...

©2013 Heyne Verlag (P)2013 Random House Audio

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
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Das Bekenntnis

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1946 in Clanton, Mississippi: Pete Banning ist einer der angesehensten Bürger der Stadt. Durch den Anbau von Baumwolle hat er es zu Reichtum gebracht. Er ist ein aktives Mitglied der Kirche, ein loyaler Freund, ein guter Vater, ein verlässlicher Nachbar. Doch eines Morgens steht Banning in aller Früh auf, fährt zur Kirche und erschießt den Pfarrer. Ganz Clanton ist erschüttert. Es gibt nur eine einzige Frage: Warum? Banning aber schweigt. Und auch als ihm die Todesstrafe droht, redet er nicht. Ein Aufsehen erregender Prozess beginnt, an dessen Ende in Clanton nichts mehr ist, wie es zuvor war. John Grisham und Charles Brauer - seit 30 Romanen ein unschlagbares Duo.

©2018/2019/2019 Belfry Holdings, Inc. / Random House Audio / Wilhelm Heyne Verlag. Übersetzung von Kristiana Dorn-Ruhl, Bea Reiter und Imke Walsh-Araya (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
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Anklage

Summary

Der neue Grisham - Ein Meisterwerk der Spannung.

Durch die Finanzkrise wird die erfolgreiche New Yorker Anwältin Samantha Kofer über Nacht arbeitslos. Doch für ein Jahr Pro-Bono-Engagement bekommt sie ihren Job zurück. Samantha geht nach Brady, Virginia, einen 2000-Seelen-Ort. Während es ihren New Yorker Klienten um Macht und Geld ging, kämpfen die Einwohner Bradys um ihr Leben. Ein Kampf, den Samantha bald zu ihrem macht und der sie in tödliche Gefahr bringt.

©2015 Heyne Verlag. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Kristiana Dorn-Ruhl, Bea Reiter, Imke Walsh-Araya (P)2015 Random House Audio

Narrator: Charles Brauer
Author: John Grisham
Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible