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Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm with 800 lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience.

But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney.

The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer.

©1998 John Grisham (P)1998 Random House, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Fluent and fascinating. Few writers have so much to say, the skills to make reading what they say an irresistible pleasure -- and the clout to be able to say it to an audience of millions." (Independent)

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  • M
  • 07-28-15

This is vintage Grisham a must read

What a gripping storyline a reminder to all that misery is outside our door too and we are not doing much about it

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  • Lindy
  • 04-30-15

Easy listening

Endearing story . Reader is descriptive and fails to capture the emotion in the characters. Enjoyed the story line and wanted to keep reading

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  • Dawn
  • 02-01-15

Brilliant

Absolutely gripping lots of twists and turns great book.Would highly recommend.Just shows how one thing change the path of your life for the good..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-17

Street lawyer

I liked the narrator and all his voices he made it come to life.
for me.
The story was was a bit more difficult to get into.
But near the end about three hours in it began to get interesting. It could have taken less hours but overall I stuck with it and it payed off

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  • Mrs Kate Evans
  • 07-03-16

Even the sublime Frank Muller couldn't save this.

Would you try another book written by John Grisham or narrated by Frank Muller?

Have most of Grisham's books. Sadly Frank Muller has passed away.

Would you ever listen to anything by John Grisham again?

Yes, without a doubt. This one just isn't his best.

Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favourite?

None of the characters really stood out, I'm afraid.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Borderline boredom.

Any additional comments?

No.

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  • MAGGS
  • 10-03-15

The Street Lawyer - enjoyed it immensely

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

Never read print version

What other book might you compare The Street Lawyer to, and why?

Sorry can't compare it

Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Franks performance was excellent as were the other books he's narrated

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

There were many

Any additional comments?

Throughly enjoyed book, but the questions asked above didn't give me oppotunity to comment on this fact

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  • Shorty
  • 12-16-15

Average book

It was alright. I loved the research and including the homeless but it felt there should have been a few extra mini stories should be included, like Ruby.

I also didn't like the narrator. His voice seemed too old for a guy in his early thirties and I didn't like how he stretched many of his words.

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  • Sarah
  • 04-21-15

I felt it was quite boring

Sadly i did not enjoy this book at all, felt it was quite boring and not a very strong plot! The narrator grew on me , quite good!