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The Firm Audiobook

The Firm

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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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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 06-02-15
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 06-02-15 Member Since 2015

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bill S. 08-29-13
    Bill S. 08-29-13

    swadmeister

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    "Vintage Grisham"
    Any additional comments?

    I saw the film many years ago having not read the book. Picked this one up recently and loved it, but couldn't remember anything from the film. So I re-watched the film after I finished this and realized why. They changed many, many key points (as often happens). This is a long way to say that if you saw the movie and haven't read/heard the book, the movie is a faint shadow and Grisham fans will love it.

    Obviously the story is dated, especially from a technological point of view, but it's still worth it.

    I heard a lot of books narrated by Scott Brick and this is by far one of his finest performances.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ethosian Earthquake Zone, California 08-03-13
    Ethosian Earthquake Zone, California 08-03-13 Member Since 2013

    You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.

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    "Mediocre narration drags down otherwise good novel"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rayleen Morayfield, Australia 12-18-12
    Rayleen Morayfield, Australia 12-18-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "great read"
    Where does The Firm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 10


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

    no first one


    Any additional comments?

    great read kept me interested the whole time looking forward to more fro this author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    FinanceBuzz Loganville, GA 12-26-09
    FinanceBuzz Loganville, GA 12-26-09 Member Since 2015

    FinanceBuzz

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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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    Zabad 08-21-16
    Zabad 08-21-16
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    "A Thriller "

    I did not see the TV series, but this book is probably better. While it took the author awhile, the book was really exciting toward the end. I still gave it 5 stars.

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    Constance Stuart, FL 08-09-16
    Constance Stuart, FL 08-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So disappointing"
    What would have made The Firm better?

    A better narrator would have helped. He couldn't keep my interest.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think Avery was my favorite character because he didn't pretend to be anyone else but himself.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    I knew there was a reason I didn't want to listen to this book. I have heard Scott Brick read other books and he was fine, not my favorite. He didn't do justice to the book. He didn't add any emotion. He just read it.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointment with the reading of the store. I have seen the movie version which was very well done.


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    Grandma 07-18-16
    Grandma 07-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "One of my favorites"

    The book itself keeps me hanging on every word. My commute to work goes much more quickly. His performance makes it even more exciting. I keep this one on my phone even when I rotate other books around

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    Marla 07-13-16
    Marla 07-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "breath taking"

    this was an amazing read i imagined the characters as they were in the movie and it added to the story Mitch was awesome

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