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The Brethren Audiobook

The Brethren

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Publisher's Summary

Trumble is a minimum security federal prison, a "camp," home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals - drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two Wall Street crooks, one doctor, and at least five lawyers. And three former judges who call themselves the Brethren: one from Texas, one from California, and one from Mississippi. They meet each day in the law library, their turf at Trumble, where they write briefs, handle cases for other inmates, practice law without a license, and sometimes dispense jailhouse justice. And they spend hours writing letters. They are fine-tuning a mail scam, and it's starting to really work. The money is pouring in. Then their little scam goes awry. It ensnares the wrong victim, a powerful man outside, a man with dangerous friends. The Brethren's days of quietly marking time are over.

©2000 Belfrey Holdings, Inc.; (P)2000 Random House, Inc.

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    Briley ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States 10-15-13
    Briley ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Solid Read"

    This story was interesting, propelled along by well written and multidimensional characters. It wasn't Grisham's most thrilling page turner, but I absolutely enjoyed it and would recommend it. The two main story lines seem oddly divergent at first, but stick with it. The narration makes this even better. I wish Frank was still around to read future Grisham books. He does the best job out of them all. Enjoy.

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    Tricia Elkridge, MD, United States 02-02-13
    Tricia Elkridge, MD, United States 02-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Grisham at his best!"

    Entertaining story, top notch narration, and subtle and not-so-subtle jabs at our legal system. A great listen !

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    Kathy Payson, UT, United States 01-05-13
    Kathy Payson, UT, United States 01-05-13
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    "GRISHAM GREAT"

    I loved this book for many reasons, smart, witty, interesting characters, great story plot. It kept me interested and not wanting to put it down. I love most of Grishams books!

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    jorge garin, Argentina 01-09-12
    jorge garin, Argentina 01-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting"
    What made the experience of listening to The Brethren the most enjoyable?

    It was a great experience and the characteres were very interesting


    What other book might you compare The Brethren to and why?

    I can compare this book with the associate because they have in one way similar endings


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The farce


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    AMH Syracuse, UT, United States 01-06-12
    AMH Syracuse, UT, United States 01-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Favorite Grisham"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Brethren to be better than the print version?

    No. Narrator drove me nuts.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Every single sentence does not require the drama that the narrator seems unable to let go of. If this book wasn't so good, I would have dropped it in a heartbeat.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed the whole way through.


    Any additional comments?

    Love this book. My favorite Grisham to date. It was funny, interesting, and engaging.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Baldwinville, MA, United States 06-22-11
    Ed Baldwinville, MA, United States 06-22-11
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    "Great story and Narration."

    Grisham always tells an excellent story, and this is no exception. An excellent book, and very well narrated by Mr. Muller.

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    Daniel Gonzalez MADERA, CA, US 03-02-09
    Daniel Gonzalez MADERA, CA, US 03-02-09 Member Since 2016
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    "It was good."

    I enjoyed this reading. Not the best not the worst. Wasen't to thrilled about the ending. There should have been justice. But it was good.

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    Alton A. Ivory 07-04-05 Member Since 2013

    I have been an avid audible listener foot quite some time.it has helped me stay sharp and entertained as well.

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    "One of my favorites!"

    This is definately one of my favorite Grishim novels along with " The Street lawyer". This is fast paced and intrigue . You won't want to stop listening to this one. You will see this story in your mind.

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    Daniel Orange, CT, USA 03-09-04
    Daniel Orange, CT, USA 03-09-04
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    "Interesting"

    This book was ok. Character development was fine. A good read overall. Not his best work. He's still the man!

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    Barry Atlanta, GA, USA 06-15-03
    Barry Atlanta, GA, USA 06-15-03
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    "The Brethran"

    I'll never know if the Brethren is another great book from John Grisham, unless I read it. That's because, try as I would, I could not get past the 1st chapter. The fault was not the story, but the reader Michael Beck. I'll never know if he got any better latter in the story, because I could not get past Beck's sandpaper-grating, reading style. He ended every sentence,no matter its meaning or intensity, in exactly the same way; the dropping off of a well-read sentence, into the dying guttural whisper one would reserve, only for the confidential emphasize that danger was ahead. When I heard my inside self saying "please, not this sentence too" only to hear Beck do it again, I knew it was time to call it quits. For the first time in the 54 years I've been reading, I asked for a refund on a book!

    6 of 21 people found this review helpful

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