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The Firm Audiobook

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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    Jim 12-16-14
    Jim 12-16-14
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    "Best one yet"

    I'm fairly new to audible and have listened to a few books before this one. And by far, this one has been the best one I've listened to and will be listening to all Grisham's books. Only downside is after listening I watched the movie with Tom Cruise. Used to like the movie but not anymore. Like always book was far better.

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    M.W. SW USA 12-04-14
    M.W. SW USA 12-04-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Not Grisham's Best"

    This book was pretty far out on the plot limb for a Grisham novel. I read the original way back when books were on paper. I'm still a fan of Grisham, I just like some of his other work better.

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    Ashlynn Simmons 07-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Wish I could give this book 10 stars...."
    Where does The Firm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best audio book that I have purchased. I could not put this book down!!Brilliant story and wonderful narration.., Definitely will recommend to others.


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    Judy 04-25-14
    Judy 04-25-14
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    "The best of Grisham"

    To me, this is the ultimate Grisham novel. Not high literature, but a fun, suspenseful listen. I've read almost all the Grisham books, and this is my favorite. If you haven't read Grisham, this is where you should start. I think it's his best.

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    Todd Orange, Australia 01-01-14
    Todd Orange, Australia 01-01-14
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    "Today's word is "Affluent"."

    If you'll excuse the sarcastic headline, I'll get to the review in a moment. It's just that the word "affluent/affluence" is used so much in this book, it became a bit of a running joke to me. But I digress.

    "The Firm" was apparently Grisham's first breakout bestseller and it also happens to be the first time I've read/listened to one of his books. I was impressed. The story, whilst not groundbreaking is nevertheless engaging and full of fleshed-out characters. The pace is nicely set, starting with McDeere's recruitment, subsequent instant affluence (see what I did there?), and the eventual realisation that maybe things are too good to be true. His race against the firm is gripping and a cause for staying in my work car long after I have arrived at my destination.

    Scott Brick's narration is fantastic. He manages to have the cockiness of McDeere, the menace of Locke, and even the slobbish nature of Devasher down perfectly. I think I'll be looking at a few more Grisham novels to add to my list after this one. Very well done indeed.

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    Jay 09-11-13
    Jay 09-11-13
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    "Made my work commute fly by!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, very engaging narrator and story line. Well written characters that grab your attention, and in my case, made my long work commute pass by quicker since the story drew me in.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did feel disappointed when I had to stop listening once I arrived at work, and again when I got home, since I wanted to keep listening but had to save hours for the next day!


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    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 08-23-13
    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 08-23-13 Member Since 2014

    I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!

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    "BLOWS THE MOVIE OUT OF THE WATER!"

    I have seen the movie The Firm several times, and it is hands down, no comparison to the book. Grisham goes into so much more detail. I did find myself wondering on some things (e.g. does his wife find out about this? does he ever encounter that?) which were left unanswered in the book, but still, if you entertained by the movie, even to the slightest degree, you will be hooked on the audiobook. The one drawback was that I felt as if they narrator mispronounced a few names.

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    Amazon Customer USA 08-11-13
    Amazon Customer USA 08-11-13

    Henry Austin Dobson

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    "Rainmaker Better"

    Not my favorite. The performance was pretty good for what it was. Rainmaker was much better in every sense. This one was way too predictable.

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    rebecca pittsburgh, PA, United States 03-05-13
    rebecca pittsburgh, PA, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A stellar story and a stellar narration."
    What did you love best about The Firm?

    I just love the tension of Mitch's dream job turning into a nightmare. You can feel for those who got sucked into the evil of The Firm and couldn't get out, you can feel horror and disgust for the top henchmen in The Firm. And the many characters that populate this book are real, dynamic, unpredictable and just very, very real and human. You can read this, get totally enmeshed in the books plot and characters and wonder just what you would do if in that situation. It is simply a well crafted story with plot developments that keep you from falling asleep or turning it off to get work done!


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

    He is excellent in this narration.


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    Terri 02-05-13
    Terri 02-05-13 Member Since 2011

    I love to read. So, Audible has given me a chance to "read" when I normally couldn't. I really enjoy it.

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    "Great read / listen"
    If you could sum up The Firm in three words, what would they be?

    This was a really good book. It kept you on the edge of your seat, worried about how it was going to end


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He read it and kept it interesting and exciting


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

    No. It was just really good


    Any additional comments?

    I've now started to read this author.

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