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At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. 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, LLC

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Great Narration, and unique plot.

Good narrator but I recognized remants taken from other books. Plot was unique. A real rollercoaster ride.

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  • kmcca5
  • 12-18-14

Wow! That was a surprise.

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I bought this on a whim as I had just been listening to Steven Kings book “On Writing” where he describes The Firm as worth a reading.

OK think I, it’s on special offer at £5.99 and I could do with listening to a good thriller and that is exactly what I got. 48 hours and a couple of marathon listens and I complete the audio book.

I had to find out what happened next every step of the way. I know there are lots of clichés blah, blah, blah, but as pure entertainment it is great. Trash but good trash. There is a reason why this is one of the all-time bestselling paperbacks and I will give another of his books a try.

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  • Sean Barton
  • 10-29-15

A good listen but a weak ending

I enjoy John Grishams works. I'm going over each of them in audible. I enjoyed the characters in this book and the buildup but perhaps found the ending a tad disappointing. I'd like to have seen more of Mitch on the run and surviving before the big reveal. Still 4/5 though as it kept me thinking for a while and had moments where I didn't want to stop listening. Recommended.

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  • Miss S L Parkinson
  • 04-02-15

The Firm

A brilliant book, on the edge of my seat and a most satisfying ending. Well done John Grisham, I love your books

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  • Simon Ward
  • 03-09-15

Great book -

Keeps you thinking the whole way through. The ending could be a bit more detailed, it was built up a bit too much. Overall great!

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  • P.
  • 01-28-18

Great listen

Love Scott narrating, listened to this book in 5 days. Kept me wanting more. Gresham writes great stories every time

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  • 09-02-17

So much better than the film

Loved it. A real page-turner. Story and characters are great, so much better than the film.

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  • Annie
  • 05-08-17

Great story

Loved the story. Read the book years ago and decided to listen. Shame thé narrator felt the need to give every sentence an exclamation mark. He should get lessons in narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-25-16

Great

a brilliant book and more satisfying than the film which I have seen. Gripping throughout!

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  • Chris Bird
  • 09-06-16

a really good long story

it is typically Grisham. a man is recruited to a firm the by the mob sms what happens.

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  • Michael
  • 07-19-16

A good read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes if they are interested in legal drama

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

No

Which scene did you most enjoy?

None in particular

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

This is more tv drama than film

Any additional comments?

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  • Sanjay Sudhakaran
  • 11-10-17

Entertaining, but problematic

Entertaining, but not without its problems. The protagonist was almost too perfect/superhuman, and part of the story were just not believable. If you don't look too closely at that stuff though, it's still quite enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-13-17

A must have

Once again this author just shines without fail.
Very quickly gets into an intriguing, unique aspect of the legal entities from an unthought of realm of intrigue, deception, intellectual smarts and arrogance.

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  • kate
  • 12-22-16

Addictive Read

This was meant to be just a little book to get me through boring car journeys and tedious cardio, but I got so hooked I doubled my cardio time and started listening to it at home. Great story, I'll be getting another John Grisham book next!

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  • Samantha
  • 07-02-16

Wow just wow!

I really struggled to get into this book but then i was unable to stop