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)
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.
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.
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!
I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
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.
Henry Austin Dobson
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.
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!
He is excellent in this narration.
I love to read. So, Audible has given me a chance to "read" when I normally couldn't. I really enjoy it.
This was a really good book. It kept you on the edge of your seat, worried about how it was going to end
He read it and kept it interesting and exciting
No. It was just really good
I've now started to read this author.
The character development and suspense were superb!
Abby, the main character's wife, who was actually more of a minor character, was my favorite because she was effective and not overly emotional, especially for being kept in the dark for so long...
Tammy, who had various other names was really colorful and outstanding.
I kept waiting for Abby to find out but to say more would be a spoiler.Grisham always adds enough corruption to make his books have that gritty taste of reality. Nobody is squeaky clean and all his characters are multi-faceted.
"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.
"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.
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.
"Good interesting story"
Enjoyed the characters and the stamina portrayed by the characters
Good beats evil
Enjoyed it all
Enjoyed the relationship between Mitch and his brother
"a really enjoyable experience"
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.
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.
He makes the story work.
looking forward to my next book but which one should i choose :))
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