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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

Critic Reviews

"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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Great book!

I listen to this book three times now, about a year apart and enjoyed it every time...

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  • K
  • 10-11-17

A terrific legal thriller.

John Grisham takes tax law and delivers an interesting story. The reader, Scott Brick, delivers very good performance. The overall story is well thought of and kept at a good pace.

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A Grisham Classic at it's Finest!

Just as good today as when I read it 20 years ago. The story line and the reader were both superb and convincing that this may actually be going on behind without anyone knowing.

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  • mary
  • NY, NY, United States
  • 08-29-17

I see I am in the minority

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This is my 4th Grisham book and I find it his weakest. It is perhaps an early book as his other books ie: The Broker, Testament, The Partner, his writing is much more sophisticated. The first disc was good, but the second one became very repetitive and it seemed implausible that they were able to hide out as they did with so many factions trying to bring them down. And, sorry, but I do not care for this narrator. He reads w no sense of nuance and attacking adjectives and verbs, I had to make an effort to get beyond him to follow the story.

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Wow!!!! Talk about Suspense and Intrigue!!!

This was my third Grisham novel, I wasn't sure what to expect in this novel seeing as the other two novels I read (A Time to Kill, and Sycamore Row) both took place in the courtroom. This novel was about a lawyer and a good size law firm, however there were no court rooms mentioned in this book. I was pleasantly surprised. I absolutely loved this book. It literally grabs your attention from page one and keeps you intrigued throughout the entire book. It is suspenseful throughout the book. I didn't want to do anything for two days but listen intently to this book. The beginning of the story makes you question the firm and their intentions seeing as though they are so generous with leasing you a BMW and mortgaging your first home for you, not to mention the high salary for that particular area. I enjoyed this story immensely, this book was so well written and had such great characters that just about anybody could have been the narrator and it wouldn't detract from the integrity of the story. The fact that they had the number one male narrator read this book made it all the more suspenseful as well as intriguing. Scott Brick is without a doubt Audible's male narrator. I highly recommend this b

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good but not deep

Good story but the characters became street smart a little too quickly. not one of grisham's better books.

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Great

I enjoyed every bit of story. I enjoyed the movie. But this is more realistic.

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The premier Grisham

All that I expected. Excellent story, far beyond the movie. Well presented and easy to understand.

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Amazing book

The suspense stays till the very last word. Throughly enjoyable book. I would recommend all the 20 somethings to definitely read this book.

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Another great book from Grisham!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Firm to be better than the print version?

No, they're equally good.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

YES!! Up till the very end you didn't know how it was going to turn out.

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

Drama

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

I would if I could, but I mostly listen while driving.

Any additional comments?

No