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The classic legal thriller and huge bestseller from master of the genre John Grisham.

David Zinc has it all: Big firm, big salary, life in the lawyer's fast lane.

Until the day he snaps and throws it all away.

Leaving the world of corporate law far behind, he talks himself into a new job with Finley & Figg. A self-styled 'boutique' firm with only two partners, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are ambulance-chasing street lawyers who hustle nickel-and-dime cases, dreaming of landing the big win.

For all his Harvard Law Degree and five years with Chicago's top firm, Zinc has never entered a courtroom, never helped a client who really needed a lawyer, never handled a gun.

All that is about to change.

©2011 Belfry Holdings Inc. (P)2011 Random House Audio

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Worth it in the end

Grisham usually develops his story line and characters very thoroughly and grips the reader in a problem -- usually a David and Goliath -- that needs to be resolved.

The Litigators was less compelling and engaging with regard to both these aspects. However, it was definitely worth persevering with because the resolution was, as usual, satisfying and clever. The reader, Dennis Boutsikaris, although professional, had a drawl and flat tone that contributed to a book that I felt largely lacked Grisham's usual vibrancy and energy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Marion
  • Cronulla, Australia
  • 03-18-12

A slow starter gained pace finished in a hurry

I've been disappointed in John Grisham's later novels but managed to stay with this one to the end. He goes into great detail in bulding his unattractive characters and the lengths they go to to cling onto the coat tails of the big firms, but somehow he scrapes in towards the end.

It was an eye opener to the world of 'ambulance chasers' who have created a monster in the legal system causing bona fide companies and professionals much angst as they are led to the slaughter of their expertise and characters for megabucks by these unsavoury lawyers. That said, it was a good yarn.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Got better as it went along.

What made the experience of listening to The Litigators the most enjoyable?

Not knowing where the story was going, which was a nice change

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

finding the toy responsible for making the boy sick

Which character – as performed by Dennis Boutsikaris – was your favorite?

I can't remember her name but the 96 year old in the bar that David Zinc drinks with.

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

A David and Goliath tale with a twist, you don't always have to win to win.

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  • Bushland Beach, Australia
  • 08-29-12

A good partnership

Another brilliantly written book and the narration by Dennis Boutsikaris did it justice. I am now on the look out for other books that Dennis Boutsikaris has recited.

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Fairly dry.

I expected a little bit more action from this, especially after the beginning, which was intriguing. Got lost in the middle with all the paperwork, but listened to the end just to find out what happened. All in all, a fairly flat book, both in terms of the content and the performance.

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  • sunshine
  • 11-21-11

endearing and gripping

This is unusually for Grisham, a heartwarming story. But still as gripping with unexpected twists and turns as you would expect from such a story spinner. The reading is also well done and makes the complicated legal terms easy on the ear.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Linda
  • 01-01-13

An absolute delight

I had not previously read any Grisham books but was so inspired by the enthusiasm shown by participants on Radio 4's "A good read" to this particular title that I decided it was time to take a look. But instead went for the audible format (great whilst driving or walking the dogs).



You will immediately warm to this set of shambolic characters - and you will enjoy every minute of the story - which is exceptionally well read. Can thoroughly recommend. Have now just listened to my 2nd Grisham audible - that was great too...



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  • David
  • 12-11-11

Good Read

Another great John Grisham book. The usual court room drama and plot but this one has some funny characters as well. Excellent. Give it a go!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. M. Curtis
  • 04-13-13

Guess what happens...

I like Grisham's work normally and like a bit of legal intrigue but I guessed what was going to happen far too early and although the words were good and reading fine I was glad to get it finished.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Anthony
  • 06-26-12

Great Story!

Great story - I really enjoy Grisham's books. They are very delightful and a joy to read

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  • Kirstine
  • 02-08-12

A legal roller-coaster

I'm a fan of Grisham's legal thrillers and I really enjoyed this one as I couldn't predict the twists and turns there would be next as an ill-assorted threesome of lawyers take on a big pharmaceutical company with bottomless wallets. It's real David and Goliath tussle with many humourous interludes interleaved with the author's hall-mark taughtly written court-room scenes. There's a strong cast of memorable characters and I was sorry when the book ended.

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  • CS
  • 03-08-15

A little slow..

It wasn't so slow that I gave up listening, but I'm quite determined that way. It wasn't great. I have heard better books by this author.


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  • stephen
  • 02-23-15

as expected

usual stuff for Mr Grisham. Colourful characters, with plausible back stories and a lead that you root for from the beginning

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-15-11

Mint

Best since lisbeth salender, It has made me want to find more Grisham stuff to listen to.

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  • 12-07-17

Street lawyers have never been so much fun

Grisham maintains his normal high standards in this frolic through the, sometimes seedy, world of the street lawyer, painting an interesting picture of the willingness to bend ethics standards in order to chase the dream of money, apllying these standards liberally, if not equally, to all levels of the profession.

My only real criticism is the reader's continued, somewhat grating, pronunciation of certain words.

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  • Moira Belbin
  • 11-04-17

Hail John Grisham

Wonderful as always. The reader has a great voice with a good use of tone and inflection to highlight the story. Hail John Grisham, master of legal storjes.

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  • Julie
  • 12-14-16

Up to usual standard

As a JG fan I have high expectations of these stories. I have not been disappointed.

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  • Lyndel
  • 08-15-16

Enjoyable Listen. Buy it now

a thoroughly easy listen. enjoyable believable and sometimes funny book. it has a happy ending too. great for a trip or exercise to cover your distances with a good story.
the narrator's excellent and very talented in telling a story.

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  • Rupert
  • 02-14-16

Average for Grisham

Was OK unlike 'Rouge Lawyer'. Didn't really live up to its street lawyer credibility as stated! Not Grisham's finest work.