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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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John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller - with a twist.

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.

©2019 John Grisham (P)2019 Random House Audio

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 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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  • Gregory Dristiliaris
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL
  • 2019-10-16

Loved it!

As always, loved this book. Such an amazing author. He Does not disappoint with this one.

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  • John Erickson
  • 2019-10-17

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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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  • 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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  • Susan
  • 2019-10-17

Wonderful story

This a beautiful story which I will listen to again. The narrator is superb and Grisham is at his finest. I can’t say enough and would encourage all of my friends to read it.

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  • scot elliott
  • Louisville
  • 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
  • 2019-10-16

The master of the legal drama

Grisham never Disappoints! This has to be one of the most amazing books he’s ever written. Led me to tears in the end. Definitely a must read! The narrator Michael Beck is one of my all-time favorites and he can deliver a John Grisham book like no other

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  • Jessica Redinger
  • 2019-10-16

Great book!!!

Excited for this book and it didn’t disappoint. Couldn’t put it down. Great author and great book!!!

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  • Diane L.
  • 2019-10-17

Accurate title

This is, as usual, a fantastic novel! It's scary to realize and believe that these injustices DO occur in this day and age! I'm glad that there are organizations that do fight for the underdog. What I don't like about this book is the fact that these legal injustices are seemingly perpetuated more against one ethnic group than any other ethnic group!! It does appear that this ethnic group DOES commit more crimes than other groups, but that is ALSO slanted! Any ethnic group has individuals who have been deprived of amenities and capitalistic products, money, education, health care. etc., but there are reasons WHY that happens. Look at any person's family of origin and extended family to see what has occurred down through the years! There are people who haven't had the 'ideal' family, but they have used what they do have, which is usually a lot, to become 'successful' in their life! It's a reality to acknowledge to know that politics and money and greed guide people and their decisions! We have crooked judges, lawyers, police, and even clergy, but there may be more that aren't than have come to the public eye.

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  • MK
  • 2019-10-16

Just Average; One-Trick Pony Narrating

If any other author wrote this book, it’d be a great book. But for Grisham, this is just average work. There’s a little depth, but not much. Wish there was more character development and legal maneuvering. There’s a few random subplots that get brief attention and are subsequently forgotten.

What happened to the old Grisham? Will there ever be another book on par with The Firm, The Testament, The Client, etc? Lately, his books are about as substantive as cotton candy. No nail biting here. Not much drama or cause for outrage. And it’s hard to get invested in the overall theme of this book (wrongful convictions), when you wouldn’t think it’d be that hard to do. Who wouldn’t get mad reading about a crooked/racist judicial process sending innocent folks to prison?

Michael Beck has one mode: Deep South drawl. His performance is good except when he does his Bill Clinton-y voice. It’s like nails on a damn chalkboard. And I swear there are times where it sounds like his drawl is producing a mouthful of spit that he’s trying to keep from drooling out of his mouth. Don’t listen to this book with Bose headphones, lol

Worth a credit if there’s nothing else to listen to. But don’t expect it to be like the old Grisham.

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