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Partners Audiobook

Partners: A Rogue Lawyer Short Story

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Publisher's Summary

In this standalone prequel to his number-one best seller Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham tells the story of how Sebastian Rudd finally found someone he could trust to be his driver, bodyguard, law clerk, and partner.

Sebastian Rudd, rogue lawyer, defends people other lawyers won't go near. It's controversial and dangerous work, which is why Sebastian needs his bodyguard/assistant/sidekick, Partner. So if Sebastian is just about the most unpopular lawyer in town, why is Partner so loyal to him? How did they meet? And what's the real story of this man of few words who's as good with a gun as he is with the law? The surprising answers are all in Partners.

©2016 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2016 Random House Audio

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 04-14-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 04-14-16 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "I wrote a 2 star review to Rogue Lawyer..."

    ...so it should not be surprising that I did particularly not like its prequel either. That's correct, John Grisham released a prequel novella to Rogue Lawyer 5 months after releasing the novel. I was a fan of Grisham from his earliest days and I have hard cover copies of most of his books released from 1989 through 2005. For 20 years Grisham set the standard for legal thrillers. His last several novels indicate he has either lost interest or lost his touch. There are now several legal thriller writers who are consistently better than Grisham including Robert Dugoni, Scott Pratt, Sheldon Siegel, Teresa Burrell, Joel Goldman, Anthony Franze, Michael Connelly, Greg Iles, Steve Martini, Marty Green, and H Terrell Griffin. I'll stop at 11, but there are more.

    Partners is not a bad novella. Neither is it an excellent one.

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    David 07-16-16
    David 07-16-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Good background"

    If you've read Rogue Lawyer, you will love this story. If you haven't read Rogue Lawyer, you will want to after you read this. This is one of Grisham's best characters. I hope he writes more in this series.

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    james e williams SANTA ROSA, CA, US 09-20-16
    james e williams SANTA ROSA, CA, US 09-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    Once again, Grisham proves that he is not only one of the best writers on the planet, but one of the most prolific. Frankly, you don't need my or any other reviewer's comments. If the title says Grisham, you buy it. Period.

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    "Great teaser"

    My only complaint is that I wish the story was longer. I loved the first one and this short was just as good. Mark Deakins was flawless and as smooth as before. He has been my favorite book narrator thus far.

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    Harold Fischer 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth it"

    Good narration, good short story, keeps your attention. No regrets, listened during a short flight.

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    jo 08-14-16
    jo 08-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "good short story"

    Enjoyed learning Partner's history. Hope to have more stories about the Rogue Lawyer and explore Partner more.

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    New York Army Mom 02-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Well done"

    John Grisham does not disappoint. Partners was well written, easy to follow and enjoyable. The start of a good series. Highly recommend.

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    I haven't read a Grisham book I didn't like and this one is no different!

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    "Read this one first"

    Rogue lawyer is my fav Grisham and this primer brings me up to date with the story before the story.

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    Amazon Customer Sarasota, FL 12-11-16
    Amazon Customer Sarasota, FL 12-11-16 Member Since 2016

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    ""Partners" Prequel"

    Using a compelling storyline in this "Partners" prequel and short story, once again, John Grisham keeps us captivated, as we learn the violent history that formed the relationship between the two main characters in the next book in Grisham's continuing series.

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