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  • The Boys from Biloxi

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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The Boys from Biloxi

By: John Grisham
Narrated by: Michael Beck
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Summary

The next astonishing thriller from the master of the legal thriller.

Sunday Times No 1 bestseller John Grisham returns to Mississippi in his most gripping thriller yet.

For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, drugs...even contract killings. The vice was controlled by a small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumoured to be members of the Dixie Mafia.

Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith's father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to 'clean up the Coast.' Hugh's father became the 'Boss' of Biloxi's criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father's footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father's clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.

Rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters, The Boys from Biloxi is a sweeping saga of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves in a knife-edge legal confrontation in which life itself hangs in the balance.

In this novel, Grisham takes his powerful storytelling to the next level, his trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the chapters until the stunning conclusion.

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Worst Grisham book I read

At least third of the book should have been edited out; dragging and difficult to connect with the characters.

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A veritable tour de force

What a ride. Historical and gripping. Captivating characters. Great narrator. Best Grisham in at least a decade.

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  • 23-01-23

Didn’t love the narration

It felt like a list or set of instructions being read out for hours. Good story though!

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  • George Odo
  • 10-01-23

Grisham never disappoints!

Typical Grisham! Great 1st listen in 2023! Well structured story across generations. Mix of legal, history and fiction intertwined into a good story.

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  • Lynn Perkins
  • 10-01-23

Outstanding

I definitely recommend this to all and I will definitely read this at some point. Fast-moving and unpredictable, written with credibility.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-23

Great Grisham, but weak narration.

Great book, didn’t love the narration. Took a long time to get going, but then gained tempo.

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  • buyer
  • 05-12-22

John Grisham never disappoints

Always well crafted, well researched content and well developed characters.
Even though the subject matter is not particularly of interest to me, it is worth the price to enjoy this authors work.

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  • Mrs M to be
  • 31-10-22

Enjoyed the book

Another “page turner” but I found the narrator abit annoying. The accents and tones were quite off putting.