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Summary

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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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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Brilliant story and narrative

Fantastic Court room drama had me hooked from beginning to end. Would reccomend to anyone who enjoys a good story.

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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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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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  • 09-08-21

A Very Different and Compelling Courtroom Drama

Just loved this book and I can see why it's become one of Grisham's most popular novels. At times it seems hard to sort the goodies from the baddies but overall it's a fascinating story-line with a satisfying ending. Great, great narration as well.

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absolutely classic John Grisham

I would say this was one of his absolute best. highly recommended if you like David v Goliath tales.

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Grisham at his best.

Excellent story. Well written and narrated. Really enjoyed it. Lots of twists and turns, with an excellent ending.

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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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Great Book

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

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weak link in the Grisham chain

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