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The Runaway Jury

Narrated by: Frank Muller
Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
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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 behaviour. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more importantly, why?

©1996 John Grisham (P)1996 Random House, LLC

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What a writer!

I am constantly amazed by your depth ,diversity ,and accuracy of subject matter ( except I think a Bonanza has a 300 hp engine) , the plots are always amazing but the endings are generally anti climactic , but here at last in the runaway jury an ending that promises more action ,more tension ...

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Grishams Magic

These audiobooks just seem to come alive and this story has a great plot and the twists and turns.

Enjoyed it from start to finish

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  • roy player
  • 22-11-2018

Grisham at his best

A story from the glory days of John Grisham. Compelling, intriguing, and with characters you feel emotion for. The reading is perfect, beautifully placed, completely immerses you in the narrative.

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  • Jamie
  • 28-07-2015

It was excellent

Funny courtroom story, lots of drama and humour. There was an extremely amusing scene in court, ah dang, can't spoil it.

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  • Liz
  • 09-06-2015

just what I expect from Grisham

What did you like most about The Runaway Jury?

The authenticity of the story

What other book might you compare The Runaway Jury to, and why?

Like most of his books, it tells a believable story and lets the reader get to know the characters.

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

He brings the story to life - makes it real.. The reader is given an insight into what is required from a jury member.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just enjoyed it.

Any additional comments?

Well worth listening to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-10-2018

A compelling legal drama

When a potentially ground-breaking libel case is brought against the seemingly un-beatable tobacco corporations of America, a game of politics, bribes and coercion plays out alongside a gruelling trial.
Runaway Jury balances the stories of the trial, the jury, and the underhanded tactics employed by various parties to manipulate the Jury and their outcome, and also manipulate the manipulators. it's never quite clear who's in control but details unfold and secrets are revealed ad the trial becomes more contentious and heated. There's a lot going on, with a lot of characters with their own ambitions and motivations, but it never becomes confusing to follow.
The laconic narration of the audiobook suits the story being told, and this part thriller, part procedural court-based drama is engaging throughout.

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  • max
  • 27-05-2018

Great Book

Really enjoyed The Runaway Jury. Despite not being particularly interested in law, I was captivated

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  • Mr
  • 07-12-2016

weak link in the Grisham chain

story just not tight enough. too many characters. fair ending but really struggled to get thru the middle.

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  • faye
  • 25-07-2015

Interesting idea

Standard Grisham fare and that's not meant in a derogatory way. Little man against big corporation(s) but I liked the story.

I wasn't keen on Nicholas, the main character but that was probably the intention as you don't really get to know the real person, rather a series of facades he adopts to play the game. Quite like all the stories about the individual jurors as this added depth to them.

Overall a neat tidy ending which wraps everything up albeit nothing unexpected. However, I may have read the book years ago hence not being surprised by anything.

Nice story to listen to as wont tax you too much but enjoyable nevertheless. And we always like seeing the bad boys get their comeuppance.

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  • A
  • 15-02-2018

An excellent plot

This was really quite compelling. No horrible murders but gripping all the same. A really good listen.

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