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The Litigators Audiobook

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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    steamer.ssf Baytown, TX, United States 01-25-12
    steamer.ssf Baytown, TX, United States 01-25-12
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    "Enjoyable book to listen to. The story ......"
    What did you like best about The Litigators? What did you like least?

    Good narration, well written in Grisham style


    If you???ve listened to books by John Grisham before, how does this one compare?

    I found the story so-so, I found the characters mostly uninspiring and somewhat depressing.


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

    He brings the story to life, very appealing presentation of characters.


    Do you think The Litigators needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no, see above


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    Ann VERO BEACH, FL, United States 01-24-12
    Ann VERO BEACH, FL, United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great story!!"
    What did you love best about The Litigators?

    That the big guys don't always win.


    Have you listened to any of Dennis Boutsikaris???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not bad,but he mispronounced a few words...DesPlaines for example.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When David Zinc discovered the lead in the


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    Peter APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 01-24-12
    Peter APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 01-24-12
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    "John Grisham keeps you in suspence-Great Job."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Grisham is a great story teller.


    What other book might you compare The Litigators to and why?

    The Firm.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Dave is up front and honest with his partners.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The way honesty always pays.


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    tore sarpsborg, Norway 01-22-12
    tore sarpsborg, Norway 01-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Cant go wrong with Grisham"
    Would you listen to The Litigators again? Why?

    Another grate storry by Grisham, I found this also rater funny in parts, and he can
    keep the grip on the reader to the end, also a werry good job by
    Dennis Boutsikaris.


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    Greg Wilson 01-19-12
    Greg Wilson 01-19-12 Member Since 2015

    Architectural Photographer based in Florida

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    "Slow and predictable"

    Can't recommend this novel. It had poorly constructed characters, along with a predictable and weak storyline.

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    Pamela Anchorage, AK, United States 01-17-12
    Pamela Anchorage, AK, United States 01-17-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Excellent Story With Some Humor Added"

    Grisham can do no wrong in my eyes. I enjoyed the performance very much and loved the humor in the story. He cannot write fast enough for me. What a good movie this will make. What's next?

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    Linda 01-17-12
    Linda 01-17-12 Member Since 2016
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    "A wonderful listen"
    If you could sum up The Litigators in three words, what would they be?

    clear, intriguing, surprising


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Litigators?

    deciding to go for an all day binge and ending up in the law firm wanting to work there


    Which scene was your favorite?

    after the year as trial partner, dissolving the partnership and going on his own


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon Phoenix, AZ, United States 01-16-12
    Brandon Phoenix, AZ, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Surprisingly Dissapointing"
    What would have made The Litigators better?

    The Litigators is written very mechanically, with basically zero plot twists or surprises. The characters had elements of being interesting, and the book spent a lot of time developing their personalities but never plugged them in to an interesting story. As the story moved along I kept waiting for


    What was most disappointing about John Grisham’s story?

    Most disappointing was the lack of intrigue or suspense. The story is obvious and generic, the bones of which have been told a million times over (down-on-their-luck litigators stumble onto huge liability case against major corporation). Yet, even within this framework, Grisham could have added some turns or features to keep the reader on the edge of seat. The only reason I kept reading was because I kept thinking the twist was


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    ET Hilton Head Island, SC, United States 01-16-12
    ET Hilton Head Island, SC, United States 01-16-12

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    "Grisham does it again!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Litigators to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Litigators?

    The day he left the law practice


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

    yes, he's great


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes the settlement of the lead case


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Fairmont, MN, United States 01-16-12
    Jim Fairmont, MN, United States 01-16-12
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Litigators to be better than the print version?

    I find fiction more enjoyable audibly in general. The actors/readers are usually quite good at the dialects and accents.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Even though a bit slimy, I thought Wally Fig was hilarious. David, of course, is the hero with real heart for others - especially the undeserving (Oscar & Wally!)


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

    Absolutely. Not possible, though


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed every book by John Grisham... obviously some better than others. This was fantastic. And I was glad for a happy ending for the hero. A fantastic listen. Like

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