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The Appeal

John Grisham

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave listeners unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave listeners unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.
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In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave listeners unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Beck

Length:

6h 29m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:35


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:54


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:44


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:52


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:44


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

00:50