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Rogue Lawyer Audiobook

Rogue Lawyer

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Publisher's Summary

Sebastian Rudd takes the cases no one else wants to take: the drug-addled punk accused of murdering two little girls; a crime lord on death row; a homeowner accused of shooting at a SWAT team. Rudd believes that every person accused of a crime is entitled to a fair trial - even if he has to cheat to get one.

He antagonises people from both sides of the law: his last office was fire-bombed by either drug dealers or cops. He doesn't know or care which. But things are about to get even more complicated for Sebastian.

Carl Swagger is the prime suspect in the abduction and presumed murder of 21-year-old Jillian Kemp, the daughter of the assistant chief of police. When Swagger asks Sebastian to represent him, he lets Sebastian in on a terrible secret...one that will threaten everything Sebastian holds dear.

Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer is the master of the legal thriller at his very best.

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

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    Rebecca 25/11/2015
    Rebecca 25/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    Great book. Well written and read. Highly recommend to anyone. One of the better ones

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Victor Borghero 18/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Another John Grisham winner."

    I always enjoy reading this author, the stories are all great. He has not failed with this one either with so many angles and a cluster of different cases all coming together. Just great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hayley 23/03/2016
    Hayley 23/03/2016
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    "entertaining but lacked substance"

    I kept waiting for the main storyline to develop. everything just felt like side stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Greg 20/03/2016
    Greg 20/03/2016
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    "What a disaster, don't bother!!!"

    I never thought a popular author could write so much crud. The anti-hero is totally unbelievable throughout. The story has no highlights and is clearly aimed at the lowest common denominator. I only listened though to the end because I was on a long drive and was fascinated to see if it got better. It doesn't!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julietted 16/03/2016
    Julietted 16/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Didn't want it to stop"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rogue Lawyer to be better than the print version?

    I loved listening to this when I travel. The book is made up into 3 sections so it was good as you didn't have to remember a long set up for the plot as each section was self contained.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There were no "good" characters in this book. All very human.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    He is an excellent narrator. There is sufficient differentiation between characters and he is easy to listen too. Good emotional pitch and timing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 15/03/2016
    Michael 15/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "meh! so so, goes nowhere"

    It was ok, but no more than that. A collection of tales, nothing more sadly. Would have liked it all to have come together somehow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas 29/12/2015
    Nicholas 29/12/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Rogue Lawyer"

    My first John Grisham novel and Audible book. Enjoyed Grisham's narrative presentation of the storyline. Worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 25/11/2015
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    "One of the best"

    Loved this book. Quick story linked together with humour and fun. Highly recommended to all

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    Scott Agnew 24/11/2015
    Scott Agnew 24/11/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    At first I thought this was a bit dry with no direction but by the 3rd part i was hooked. Highly recommended and hope there is more books on Rudd in the future

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    Jade 21/11/2015
    Jade 21/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Short stories"

    I was more expecting this story to be about one case but it's more a collection of short stories and multiple cases! Was still a great story and very interesting!

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  • Don Simon Ndirangu
    Nakuru, Kenya
    21/06/16
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    "Awesome read"

    Grisham always does it for me. Now with a clear narration, a lot more is added to both my speed and my enjoyment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timothy
    Cromarty, United Kingdom
    1/11/15
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    "More connected short stories than a single novel"

    Its not terrible, the main character and the stories are interesting but it isnt a single gripping novel like his best can be.

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  • Clare
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    9/11/15
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    "Not for me!"

    Usually love JG, but this one wasn't for me.

    It's more a series of short stories, rather than one complex & thrilling story, where each story aims to illustrate failings in the justice system. This approach, for me, made for simple tales and shallow characters.... Many of the characters were too inept, innocent or corrupt to be interesting

    Ultimately, I think the narrative style of the Rogue Lawyer wasn't for me... But, it won't stop me from pre-ordering JG's next book, as I usually really enjoy his books!!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Verner
    Camberley, United Kingdom
    24/09/16
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    "Rogue with good intentions and a soft heart mostly"
    If you could sum up Rogue Lawyer in three words, what would they be?

    Fighting Courtroom Divorce.


    Would you recommend Rogue Lawyer to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. It was good fun and the various plots joined up nicely. The overlay of his family life added well to the complications of the story.


    What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

    For an American he did very well, but then he is performing Americans.


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

    When the Rogue tried to help those who did not want it. And the end.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daphne
    25/06/16
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    "Absolutely spellbinding."

    I had forgotten what a fantastic writer John Grisham is. The reading made this story so enthralling that I could not stop listening. Started listening yesterday evening and only paused to sleep and eat. I've always read the books but now I can wait to listen to the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alice
    8/06/16
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    "exceptional as always"

    John Grisham never fails to deliver. Interesting in that there were a lot of cases to follow. storytelling at its best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mgemelia
    4/01/16
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    "The Rogue Lawyer"

    Absolutely fantastic story. The story is quick paced and narrated perfectly. Can't wait for the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jim
    High Barnet, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    5/11/15
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    "Did I blink and miss the end?"

    I was really enjoying this book after a somewhat pedestrian start. I liked our hero, I loathed his ex and I was suitably frustrated by most of his clients. In short I was really starting to get stuck into it all and then suddenly it was done. Finished. No warning. No closure. Half the storylines left hanging.

    I assume there will be a follow on book but a warning up front that this is going to form part of a serial would have been nice. Even so, I would expect a better ending. It's almost like he just got bored of writing and stopped.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Wras
    Kildonan
    21/10/15
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    "In law like in war the first victim is truth"


    This book starts with a rant about the law and all the unfairness in the system, in what takes nearly four large chapters, this is delivered by Sebastian Rudd the new creation of John Grisham, he is aservic, amoral, egotistical, self serving and a good defence lawyers of the guilty. This character makes no excuses for himself but is so one sided in his arguments, he is hard to like.

    This is not a plot driven book but a series of stories interwoven to create a slice of time with the Rouge Lawyer, now the stories are not bad they come in many flavours and they deliver more than enough enough entertainment to make it a good read. I liked this format of delivering short stories by using one main character as the bonding agent; it felt organic and natural.

    A good first outing for a new character, and a new voice for John Grisham’s causes, that are many and varied in the atmosfear of american law and order and the politics that are the constant undercurrent of what feels more and more like a dystopia. Some of the events would be funny if we did not know that they are actually based on truth.

    A good read after paying the price of the long rant.


    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • GavvyandNicki
    1/09/16
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    "Rubbish collection of stories read in monotone!"

    If it wasn't this month's Book Club read I would have stopped after chapter 1. Had to stop regularly for coffee and a stretch to avoid falling asleep. Thought John Grisham was meant to be good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Darlington, Australia
    22/08/16
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    "Disjointed & unoriginal"

    About a guy who doesn't like injustices wrought by supposedly good guy organisations such as the police; so he uses the law to try to rectify injustices; & uses other means too. OK if your tipple is standard American movie type scripts/ stories. Maybe of interest to the opposite of a chick novel genre group of readers. Starts off with short stories. There's repetition in some of the stories of the same facts eg how the lawyer met his wife. We knew that from the 1 at story. About 2/2 way through the short stories develop a theme running through them all. It gets a bit more interesting towards the end - but I had a big sigh when my device read "7 hrs left" to go. A literary scholar this popular writer is not, in that there is no unique prosaic writing. Lack of any deep, meaningful metaphors that bring another nuance of meaning to the pages. Very blokey type story in my view.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jking
    23/05/16
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    "Rogue lawyer"

    I normally really love John Grisham books I have read all his book to date but didn't enjoy this as much as normal

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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