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The Litigators | [John Grisham]

The Litigators

The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.
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Publisher's Summary

The partners at Finley & Figg—all two of them—often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.

And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he’s suddenly unemployed, any job—even one with Finley & Figg—looks okay to him.

With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money.

A little online research confirms Wally’s suspicions—a huge plaintiffs’ firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won’t even have to enter a courtroom!

It almost seems too good to be true.

And it is.

©2011 John Grisham (P)2011 Random House

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    RHS 12-29-11
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    "Had me not minding traffic....."

    This is one of the few audiobooks that had me looking forward to my commute home at night and not minding the traffic delays. A great and entertaining story.

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    Alma San Antonio, TX, United States 12-29-11
    Alma San Antonio, TX, United States 12-29-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book"

    Get hooked and you cant stop listening. My husband and i enjoyed listening together and apart then we would talk about it.

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    Muriel Newark, NJ, United States 12-27-11
    Muriel Newark, NJ, United States 12-27-11 Member Since 2010
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    "outstandingly well told !!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Litigators to be better than the print version?

    ..absolutely loved the book ! The audio is much better than the print ! I find it not only unwise to read while driving but dangerous. So how do I get my 'Read' on? Case in point: I had an intense commute over this hectic Holiday season and a great book may have kept me sane ! I am sitting in the parking lot called ''route 22'' laughing at these nuts in my book and at these nuts on the road. thank you Mr Grisham can I call you John? I love your work and so does my son (and he hates everything just about ) . Teenagers arrrg. He and I are in negotiations on what book to listen to next. I call that a great problem..


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    Robin WESTFIELD, IN, United States 12-27-11
    Robin WESTFIELD, IN, United States 12-27-11
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    "Good fun"

    Good fun, like all Grisham books. Maybe a little disjointed and too many dis-likable characters but the main character makes it worth it.

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    Duane Auburn, AL, United States 12-27-11
    Duane Auburn, AL, United States 12-27-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Entertaining and Humorous"
    Any additional comments?

    A typical Grisham story, but the humor made it a worthwhile read. I found myself laughing out loud.

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    phillips United States 12-26-11
    phillips United States 12-26-11
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    "Slow to Grab"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Litigators to be better than the print version?

    No


    Would you recommend The Litigators to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes


    Did Dennis Boutsikaris do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The story seemed to drag on for the first 5 hours however it finally picked up and became a grisham novel I may have expected more than I should have and I especially thought I would get more from the fact that a professional reader was presenting the novel. I didn't go to sleep so that fact gives merit to the read. My wife and I almost didn't finish the book halfway into it due to boredom but persisted on and found it to be satisfactory .I think maybe , I expected more than I should have .

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    rjmeyer 12-26-11
    rjmeyer 12-26-11 Member Since 2014
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    "not at all what I expected from Grisham"
    What would have made The Litigators better?

    SOME kind of drama in the story would have helped - there was absolutely none.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Grisham again?

    Not if they're anything like this one.


    What three words best describe Dennis Boutsikaris’s performance?

    Probably a great narrator for a different kind of book, but I think he may have contributed to a lack of gravity in this book. I sure do miss Frank Muller!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Litigators?

    Nothing stood out as particularly bad, there just wasn't anything that was particularly good.


    Any additional comments?

    I recall really enjoying Grisham's previous works immensely. They always managed to get me emotionally involved - emotionally wrapped up in what happened to a particular character.Part of the way through this story, I realized something was really missing. There was just no emotional involvement. I could've put the book away at any point and never really wondered what the outcome would be. Sure, it's a vaguely interesting legal story as some reviewers have mentioned, but certainly no more so than a mediocre TV episode of something like Law & Order.

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    JOSHUA FLORENCE, AL, United States 12-25-11
    JOSHUA FLORENCE, AL, United States 12-25-11 Member Since 2015

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    "A little different"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, a bit of a departure from the usual Grisham, more colorful characters.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Publishers must have pushed near the end as the storylines wrap up rather fast, seems there was an opportunity for some more fun with these characters. However deadlines are deadlines.


    What does Dennis Boutsikaris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good performance though an occassional character voice confusion.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    sadly i am not a movie producer so not a clue.


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    Mike & Jan Geihsler 12-23-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Perhaps the best Grisham book ever."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was such a great book, I didn't want to get out of my car when I got to my destination. I also found myself going places I didn't have to go, just so I could listen to the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The good guys won.


    What about Dennis Boutsikaris???s performance did you like?

    Excellent voice that made you want to like the characters.


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

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent legal thriller, with twists, problems, unexpected events----but the good guy wins in the end. My kind of book.

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    chas solvang, CA, United States 12-22-11
    chas solvang, CA, United States 12-22-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Boring"

    I have gotten away from JGs work of late having found it pushed and not anywhere near the excellence of his original novels. I read the reviews and thought this one sounded like he might have returned to previous levels, but that sadly is not the case. I enjoyed parts and the reader, but the story does not drive forward and has multiple digressions that just are not important.
    I would not suggest wasting the credit on this mediocre tale. Chuck

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