The Broker: A Novel

Written by:
John Grisham
Narrated by:
Michael Beck

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2005
11 hours 10 minutes
In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world’s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive—there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?
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Joseph P.

This one will grab you in the first 5 minutes and you will not want to leave the car (where I listen almost exclusively). Marco was made real and the twist at the end was very well hidden. Great book.

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Walter Hamilton

Enjoyed listening at work and at the gym. The character change by the narrator drew me in more and more.

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jon robison

Read the book. Enjoyed listening to it just as much.

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