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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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    Jo Leslie Pettinga 07-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story"

    This is a good book with a great story I think Grisham is a wonderful w writer and I plan on reading all of his books!

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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

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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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  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    4/13/11
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    "Shocking but terrific story"

    I've enjoyed a number of John Grisham books, but this has to be the best. It's a riveting story that kept me listening and returning to the recording as I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. The corruption described is shocking but, sadly, is believable. I was kept in suspense throughout by this juggernaut of a story.
    The reader does a grand job.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jay Grady
    SW United Kingdom
    1/6/11
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    "Different to the screenplay"

    I was unsure whether or not to listen to this book as I love the film and didn't want to spoil that. However the plot is different enough that while you can recognise elements from the film it still has plenty of unexpected plot lines to keep you enthralled. I'm know happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed both the film AND the book. Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    Llanwrtyd wells, United Kingdom
    2/25/10
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    "Entertaining"

    This book is great if you want an easy listen which holds your interest. An exceptional law graduate unwittingly does a deal with the devil in the guise of a controlling, corrupt law firm. To add to his woes, the FBI are investigating them and try to threaten/bully him into becoming a mole/whistleblower. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, with his life and the life of his wife at stake, he has to play a clever game to extricate himself.

    I bought the book because I enjoyed the film and had not read any Grisham before. Despite there being many differences between the plot of the book and film, I enjoyed the book greatly and will be reading more of the author's work. A well-narrated, enjoyable listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lindy
    Grimsby, United Kingdom
    6/14/14
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    "Good interesting story"
    If you could sum up The Firm in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyed the characters and the stamina portrayed by the characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good beats evil


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Enjoyed it all


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

    Neither


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the relationship between Mitch and his brother

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom
    9/1/13
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    "a really enjoyable experience"
    What did you like most about The Firm?

    a really enjoyable experience great film and amazing lying in the sun listening to a good book and not even having to turn the page. The story teller Scott Brick has a great tone to his voice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tom Cruise played a good part in the film and the same in the story sometimes we want more, then realise we dont need it all.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He makes the story work.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    looking forward to my next book but which one should i choose :))

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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