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The Appeal by John Grisham
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Apr 13, 2009

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bookshelves: audio-books, thriller-mystery-suspense
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A perfectly entertaining Grisham title, although a little darker than his usual dark fare. I love it that trial lawyers, in all their flamboyant, highway billboard signage glory, are painted as the true heroes of [American:] society in this book, with absolutely no apology by Grisham. OK! Narrator Michael Beck gives a stirling performance, in particular blessing every Mississipian in this book with his or her won unique Mississipi "southern" accent. As with all of Grisham's legal suspense / courtroom novels, the characters are pushed just over the edge into stock character territory, but not so much as to take the realistic bloom off the plot. Grisham's story pacing is terrific, as usual, and I hope I never become such a total book snob as to lose pleasure in reading (or listening to) his books.

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Juliegsorensen I read The Appeal last year. I agree with you on the book snob comment! His legal suspense novels, while sometimes predictable, are totally entertaining.

Margaret I snagged a freebie copy of "The Associate" (I think that's the title...) at work last week and am feeling totally pleased with myself. I'll save it for a vacation when I can just sit and read!

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