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The Litigators Audiobook

The Litigators

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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 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2011 Random House

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    Cyd Fort Worth, TX, United States 05-29-12
    Cyd Fort Worth, TX, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Grisham at his best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, good, quick read.....plot moves right along, easy to follow, but tough to figure out


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

    the nasty teeth


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last day of the trial


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

    Yes, I would have


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    Peterack Alexandria, VA 05-28-12
    Peterack Alexandria, VA 05-28-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Good - and typical - Grisham"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Though some do not appreciate the way he writes, Grisham tends to write open ended plots that could go anywhere and do not always appear to finish, but if you can open to these "slice of life" novels they can, like this one, be quite enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the down and out attorney who was working his way into a normal life style again.


    What about Dennis Boutsikaris’s performance did you like?

    He reads well, dilettantes the character voices without going over the top in his performance.


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

    A film that will make you wish that every law firm, was a boutique firm.


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    David Limhamn, Sweden 05-27-12
    David Limhamn, Sweden 05-27-12

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    "A funny and exciting legal story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It's typical John Grisham BUT with a very refreshing humorous tone and a lot of thrilling legal action.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It absolutely made me laugh a few times and choke up when it was moving!


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful, funny and excting story, and a fresh breeze comparing to the more usual Grisham stories!

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    Sveakungen 05-27-12
    Sveakungen 05-27-12 Listener Since 2001

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    "A funny and exciting legal story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It's typical John Grisham BUT with a very refreshing humorous tone and a lot of thrilling legal action.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It absolutely made me laugh a few times and choke up when it was moving!


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful, funny and excting story, and a fresh breeze comparing to the more usual Grisham stories!

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    honuluv 05-26-12
    honuluv 05-26-12
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    "fun, with heart and just enough plot depth"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. kept me wanting to know...are they EVER going to address that? of course, they did. but i liked wanting to know more....


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

    for the most part, yes.


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    Raymond Wexford, PA, United States 05-25-12
    Raymond Wexford, PA, United States 05-25-12 Member Since 2005
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    "I thought this was a very clever and funny story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, If you like Grisham, this is his best book in the last 5 years. Great Characters.


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

    I have listened to Boutsikaris in other books. This is a solid performance


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

    The Main Character is introduced in as a guy that cannot go back to the mega-firm where he is overworked, he escapes to a bar where he drinks the morning away. The scene ends with him assaulting other ambulance chasing lawyers. Laughed out Loud


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    A. L. Blevins Melbourne, KY United States 05-17-12
    A. L. Blevins Melbourne, KY United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Slightly different twist on another law story"
    Where does The Litigators rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If you enjoy Grisham law stories, you will enjoy this one as well. It is not his best, but was not his worst.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wally is funny and irreverent, two things you don't normally find in a Grisham novel.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Several scenes were funny, which is new.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Grisham has a winning formula for his stories. His work is always enjoyable but the stories can blur together due to sharing a court room theme. This story has all of his classic elements but is told from a slightly different point of view (an appathetic young attorney searching for a niche to settle into instead of the ambitious young attorney who is in over his head and barely breathing)


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    Brad United States 05-14-12
    Brad United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Outstanding...my favorite Grisham book to date"
    Would you listen to The Litigators again? Why?

    Yes....but probably the abridged version as long as it didn't take away from the story. Outstanding book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David Zink....grew as a person through his experiences and not of it would have happened if he hadn't had the courage to separate from the status quo.


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

    I have and this was his best


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

    Great finish to the book...appreciate the integrity the toy company showed in accepting responsibility and offering a settlement.


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    Robert FALMOUTH, MA, United States 05-07-12
    Robert FALMOUTH, MA, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent !"
    What did you love best about The Litigators?

    The possible reality of it all. Sometimes a dark comedy,other times a suspenseful yarn


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

    None before-excellent presentaor


    Any additional comments?

    Read it!

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    Thomas Manhattan, NY, United States 05-06-12
    Thomas Manhattan, NY, United States 05-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great performance, disappointing book."
    What did you like best about The Litigators? What did you like least?

    The best part of the entire experience was the wonderful performance by Dennis Boutsikaris. If I could, I'd have that guy narrate my life. The story was not a thriller in the least, and at times seemed downright boring. I don't know if this is the norm for Grisham novels, but for my first foray into the Grisham universe, I was quite unimpressed. I was hoping for it to be "Firm" like (sadly I've only seen the movie) and less-stories about an old divorcee and drunken ambulance chaser.


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

    This is not as wonderful as Boutsikaris' performance in "Game Change" but almost matches it. Perhaps with better material...


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

    The Litigators would do quite poorly with a follow-up book.


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