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
"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)
'The Firm' is right up there with 'The Stranger Beside Me,' which I've listened to no fewer than 10 times. I have listened to this book 3 times since I've purchased it and I uncover more with each listen.
If you like suspenseful books with interesting characters this book is for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I read this book in one weekend in high school. It was great revisiting it. It is very suspenseful (although I think many have seen the movie). Scott does a great job with all of the voices. If you liked the movie then it is definitely worth the credit.
Author, Audiobook Narrator
This book was pretty good. I really enjoyed it, but it never thrilled me. I think that sums it up. I liked the characters. I liked the writing style, I just wish it hadn't been so easy for the good guys to win. Now they had to do a lot of hard stressful work to achieve their goals, and they could have been in very dire danger many times, but they just didn't quite have the all is lost moment. It felt like it was coming for a long time, and then the book was over. Okay, before I get to things that bothered me about the book let me list things I liked because this was a fun book to read and there's a lot to like.
The slow build of this book was pretty great. You learn about the firm and why it's a creepy bad place to be employed in little pieces bit by bit throughout the book. This was well executed. Also the characters came across as real people. They were fleshed out just enough.
The firm as a setting was a character all it's own. Much like a character should grow and change the firm changes for you as a reader. Now it doesn't actually change, but your perception of it does as you work your way through the story. You know from page one that it's not a great place to work, but you experience the lure of it through the eyes of the protagonist and so it seems like a great and exciting place to work at first. A place of tremendous opportunity. Then as you fly through the chapters and its secrets are revealed you discover what kind of a place it really is.
Although I do remember a few beautiful sentences here and there describing movements of the weather and other things - John Grisham's writing style was refreshingly plain but in a good way. It didn't get in the way of the story. The words just fly by as the story unfolds. This is no small task to write in this way. His writing has an easy way about it. I will definitely be reading more of his books in the future because if he could write this well early in his career, I can't wait to see how well he can write with dozens of titles under his belt.
One funny thing that surprised me while reading this book is that it inspired me to work harder on everything in life. You read about the main character putting in insane hours at the office and you think, if he can do this I can work extremely hard too. I always try and work hard at everything I do, but reading this novel seemed to give me a little boost in that department. It also made me thankful for my nine to five job and that I'm not a lawyer. I like seeing my family.
The main character was too confident. I think this may be a part of what made it seem like everything was always okay and that no danger would befall the characters. Now Grisham sets up a fantastically scary atmosphere for the characters to live in. It would be terrifying. But the protagonist was so confident the whole way through that I just figured he would be fine since he wasn't really too worried about it. Maybe this was due to the fact that he kept having to convince his wife that everything would be alright. It kind of got to me the way that he spoke unabashedly to the F.B.I. agents like he was in charge. I guess it could be argued that this is what makes him such an awesome hero.
This book could not have been narrated any better than the way Scott Brick brought it to my ears. This is a book and author I've been wanting to read for a while but one of the reasons I used my Audible credit this month on this title was the fact that Scott Brick narrated it. He is my favorite. A master storyteller. His delivery was flawless and made the book even better than if I would have read it with my eyeballs.
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.
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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