You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.
I've read the paper version of dozens of Grisham novels, but this story disappoints mainly because the narration is so sluggish and colorless. The narrator fails to differentiate voices - except for several characters who are given vague southern or New York accents, but what really hurts is a pace that is almost agonizingly slow.
Another drawback for the audiobook is that the Tom Cruise film (1993) featured a screenplay that was so nicely crafted and tightly paced that the original story seems clunky and unsatisfying by comparison.
All and all, Grisham makes it a worth while read, but I was more than a little disappointed by the lackluster narration, especially for a title that demands a premium price.
no first one
great read kept me interested the whole time looking forward to more fro this author
I kept thinking, "Oh no, watch out for that guy you can't trust him"..."It's no good, Mitch, you're smarter than that...no, no!" I was with him all the way!
I loved Mitchs' creativity! No wonder he was 5th in his graduating class! I loved how he handled Them. And he was cool in every sense of the word.
That was the only part I didn't care for about the story. He tried to be so slick and he came off sounding "smarmey". His accents were all off. Sorry, couldn't do it in '3 words'.
When Abbey confronted the Fibbie on the bus and relayed to him so much info about the operation.....he was confounded that she knew so much and wasn't even aware of who she was. And then when she told him just how many files they had copied ...... Wow! He was amazed. He knew he wasn't dealing with just any lawyer.
Once I knew this Bendino Law Firm had thier hooks into Mitch, I couldn't put my mp3 down. I had watched the Firm on tv last year, so I had him in my mind.......mmmmm.
I have long wanted to listen to the audiobook of The Firm but Audible only had an abridged version. When I saw that they had added an unabridged version, read by my favorite narrator Scott Brick, nonetheless, I jumped on it. The book is very good but winds up deviated significantly from the book. The story is definitely entertaining, but I have to admit, this is one of those rare cases where I think I preferred the film. That being said, it is an excellent audiobook that was engrossing and kept me engaged. As such, I am happy to give it four stars.
My 4th John Grisham book and all have been excellent, fast paced, and riveting. So riveting I can't put them down. Audible allows me to listen while I work.
Listening to audiobooks is like watching a really, really, really long and way more interesting movie... with my ears.
I would recommend it if you have a lot of time and patience to listen to the whole thing.
Yes. Excellent writing.
It was a little too predictable. About halfway through the book, I had it all figured out and was ready for it to be over. But... it's a million times better than the movie.
Scott Brick's narration was spellbinding as Grisham's intriguing tale of a mob-controlled Memphis law firm unfolds.
Very suspenseful! Great Listen!
A good narrator --why would a best selling author be so poorly presenter? Who's relation was Scott Beck as I can't think of another reason he would have been chosen :)
are of kidding? Awful