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The Guardians

A Novel
Auteur(s): John Grisham
Narrateur(s): Michael Beck
Durée: 11 h et 50 min
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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. 

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Powerful Narration Creates a 'Moving Picture Show'

With a gifted narrator relating the story, listeners of ‘The Guardians’ are gifted with engaging mind pictures as words on each fresh page are given illustrative life!

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Love it!

John Grisham is one of the best storytellers. His novels are gripping. And I really enjoy Michael Beck as the narrator. Very talented!

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Another fine work!

This book took a little longer to get into but as usual it was hard to turn off! Can’t wait for another J G book

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Another gift from Grisham

Such a good read. You had me at Chapter One. Difficult to accept that in 2019 people are still being held in prison for crimes they didn’t commit .. and even more difficult to accept, that others continue to be wrongfully charged, especially with all the science available to prove their innocence.

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I enjoyed this book very much! Grisham really knows how to write a great story. Many characters that he developed so well that I had no problem in identifying each one. I was sorry when I had read the last page because I didn’t want it to end.

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  • Inés Kucharz
  • 2019-11-11

Top Grisham

To my mind, and after having read quite a number of his books, Grisham is a guarantee for good entertainment and also for subjects that get you thinking. This is true as well for The Guardians. Gripping subject, great storyline, wonderfully read by Michael Beck, - what more can you want?

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  • Wayne
  • 2019-10-17

Is Grisham getting serious about writing again?

I became a fan of John Grisham's legal thrillers with the 1989 publication of A Time to Kill. He followed that with 10 more 5 star thrillers. Then he seemed to become satisfied to rest on his laurels for almost two decades of releasing mostly third rate literary garbage. Now as he enters his dotage the release of The Guardians indicates that maybe he is finally getting serious about writing good novels again. Grisham has lived and prospered for nearly two decades of inferior novels based on a reputation he earned during the first decade of his writing career. I hope he is back to being the author he was during the 1990s. Michael Beck's narration is wonderful.

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  • Jean
  • 2019-10-30

Great Story

This is an “issues” novel about a disillusioned attorney, Cullen Post, who has become an Episcopal priest. Cullen now volunteers as an attorney for a non-profit Innocence project. They are attempting to free a prisoner who was wrongfully convicted.

The book is well written. The plot twists and turns and the characters are interesting. Grisham starts the suspense immediately and continues to build it throughout the story. The book was entertaining as well as informative. It is a quick easy read.

The book is eleven hours and fifty minutes. Michael Beck does a good job narrating the book. He is an actor and audiobook narrator. Beck has narrated a number of John Grisham’s books.

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  • LoverofClassics
  • 2019-11-07

Welcome back, Grisham!

This is the Grisham I remember - writing about well-fleshed out characters you love, characters you love to hate. It has a great story line about the value of a human life and social injustice (although the one black cop he writes about is the only kind, caring, and trustworthy police office, and all the bad cops are white - a little slanted, wouldn't you say?). The main character is someone you'd love to know and call "friend", although he seems to become a personal friend in this book. Michael Beck is an outlandishly good reader - how he keeps the multiple characters' voices straight and their accents believable, I have no idea.

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  • scot elliott
  • 2019-10-16

Michael Beck is the master.

Michael Beck is the best narrator for Grisham stories. Only he can capture the essence Grisham's characters and environments. Its a pleasure to have him back. Another great story by the legal master.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-31

Grisham at his best.

Enthralling prose masterfully written by a master of lawyerly tales. Michael Beck is by far a master of southern accents with a voice range that I have yet heard matched by any other narrator. From gentlemanly southern trial lawyer, to gruff blackwoods hillbilly, to sweet sothern belle's, Beck covers the gambit like no other. This was one that I found myself sitting in the car listening to long after the trip was done.

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  • Nic
  • 2019-10-31

Fantastic read

Thoroughly enjoyed. A real “page turner”. Well researched and imaginatively written. Great performance. When is the next one?

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  • Robyn
  • 2019-10-17

John Grisham and Michael Beck are a great pair!!

I was inspired by the story of Guardian Innocence Ministry/Law Firm, run on a shoestring and dedicated to freeing innocent prisoners from incarceration. The story is told in John Grisham’s clean prose and with exciting, compelling characters. It’s read by the incomparable Michael Beck who uses his voice for numerous and believable southern accents for the men and women Grisham brings to life. I loved it!!!

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  • J.H.
  • 2019-11-06

Wrongfully convicted

This is an incredible story in that it made me think and learn about a topic I went in knowing very little about. Even as an attorney I have never truly focused on this aspect of our criminal justice system. It’s an interesting story, though there are many characters and you need to really pay attention to follow what is going on.

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  • John Erickson
  • 2019-10-17

Old School Grisham

Very solid compelling characters, a well told story and lots to ponder about history and reality of our justice and penal system.

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  • Marian
  • 2019-10-20

Deja vu

I bought this based on the enthusiastic reviews and my love of Grisham. I often drive cross country and an engrossing book is a must have. I preordered this book with my current 16 hour drive in mind. I am three hours into this book and not feeling the love. Another story about innocent death row inmates and a lawyer dedicated to saving them. I used to love the fresh plot twists of Grisham novels. This is just sad and tired. Maybe something different and interesting will happen in the next eight hours. Meanwhile, I’ll have to keep switching to the radio to keep from nodding off as I’m driving.

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