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The Firm | [John Grisham]

The Firm

At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. But he made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray -- doing 15 years in a Tennessee jail -- already knew. "You never get nothing for nothing."
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Publisher's Summary

At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. But he made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired him a decorator. Mitch McDeere should have remembered what his brother Ray - doing 15 years in a Tennessee jail - already knew. "You never get nothing for nothing."

Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch's firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice - if he wants to live.

©2007 John Grisham; (P)2009 Random House

What the Critics Say

"Keeps the reader hooked... From the creepy first chapters... to the vise-tightening midsection and on to the take-the money-and-run finale." (The Wall Street Journal)
"Irresistable...seizes the reader on the opening page and propels him through 400 more." (Newsweek)

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    Diane Clio, MI, United States 09-24-12
    Diane Clio, MI, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Grisham page-turner!"
    What did you love best about The Firm?

    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!


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

    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'.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Derek Loganville, GA, United States 12-26-09
    Derek Loganville, GA, United States 12-26-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Very different from the movie"

    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.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Loren Garcia 06-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining book, great narrator"

    My first Grisham book. It was enjoyable. I'll try out another... Scott Brick is a damn good narrator.

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    Arisay Martinez 06-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book."

    I couldn't put it down. The author's narrative allows you to experience what's happening at all time. Very detailed, but not boring. I highly recommend it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 06-02-15
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 06-02-15 Member Since 2012

    I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible

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    "It's hard to put this book down!!!"

    So,so,so much better than the movie!!! I can't say enough about the way John Grisham writes his books easy to read,suspenseful and drama drama drama and u still don't know what's next. This book goes so far into the corrupt world and the place lawyers and mobsters have in it. Mitch and Abby only have one way out!!! And u need to read this book to see how they got out with or with out the FBI's help

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    Kathy from Calif. 05-30-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Kept me interested most of the time."

    The storyline was very interesting. At times I thought the story move kind of slow. There was some repetition which bored me. I wish the characters were developed a little more. But the intelligence of the main character and his way of negotiating was extremely interesting. I would definitely recommend this book.

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    Janice 05-25-15
    Janice 05-25-15
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    "Fabulous"

    Grisham does it again. He spins a mystery top to bottom ... Beginning to end . Excellent

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    Sharon D. Wright 04-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Firm to be better than the print version?

    Yes, it was easier to differentiate the characters.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, it kept my attention the whole time. The book was better than the movie.


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

    No, but he was very good


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

    Full of suspense.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Grammie Terri 03-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    I listen while I'm driving so am able to stay awake even when I'm called out late at night.

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    Brandt 03-22-15
    Brandt 03-22-15 Member Since 2008
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    "predictably gets suspenseful"

    Just when it got predictable, it got suspenseful. My wife and I listened together everytime we got in car.

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