John Grisham is usually best when he sticks to legal stories and this was a fun read, excuse me, LISTEN. I wouldn't say it's his best but after that dismal Playing for Pizza I'm so grateful this is, at least, fun, I probably added a star in the rating it didn't deserve. If you enjoy John Grisham's usual stories, I think you'll find this enjoyable too. I disagree with the critics of the ending. I think the "bad guy" in the book wouldn't have allowed any other ending than the one delivered.
Very engaging all the way through. Loved it..... but disappointed with the ending. Seemed to lend itself to a sequel which I doubt is coming. I would still highly recommend it.
A solid audiobook with a very realistic storyline. Grisham never disappoints the listner, this audiobook is definitely no exception. Sure hope he does another book like 'Playing for Pizza,' if you haven't heard that one you are missing a fantastic audiobook,
The Associate, as Grisham himself has stated, reminds me of The Firm in that it presents an insider's perspective on the cutthroat world of corporate legal life and pits a stalked rookie lawyer against a corrupt system that enjoys virtually unlimited resources. The plot and characterization are well developed as usual. The end almost seems too soon, though, as I did not expect "Benny" and his thugs to give in so quickly (I thought the FBI agents that took John into protective custody were fakes; that would have allowed for a few more chapters at least;-).
Overall, it was extremely worthwhile.
I really enjoyed this book. I read many reviews about the ending but I thought the ending was fine - not action packed but intriguing as it leaves you wondering - what could happen now? It was very much typical John Grisham in the style of The Firm. I also really liked the narrator. Great listen.