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The Firm

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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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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  • 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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  • Sean Barton
  • 10-29-15

Thoroughly enjoyed this book

I’ve listened to John Grisham’s entire catalogue and this is one of my favourites. The build up is enjoyable and the ending is pleasing. Everything summed up. Great work!

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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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  • Nigel
  • 07-27-19

1st ever audible book

It took a while to get used to listening to a book rather than read the book. However I liked listening to this whilst walking with our dog

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  • Nikkiswhiskers
  • 06-27-19

Fab!

My favourite Grisham book to date, really well written with a plot that keeps you on your toes from start to finish.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-20-19

He doesnt write them like this anymore.. brilliant

So enjoyed & much better than film. Narrator brilliant . phew.. 🤣 What next ti listen too!!!

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  • Miss Jane Louise Sexton
  • 12-19-18

Great listen👍

I had read this years ago and seen the film. The book and film do differ a bit but the main story in the same. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Olly Buxton
  • 11-28-18

Extraordinary that this was ever a best-seller

Extraordinary that a novel which is so thinly characterised, lacklustre in its writing, so implausible and basically ignorant of its subject matter could ever have been a global bestseller. Grisham apparently was a practising lawyer when he published this. It is hard to tell, though his love of the passive voice and total inability to write realistic dialogue does hint at it.

The venality of the materialistic eighties has dated badly, and inflation has lent it an unintentionally comic *Dr Evil's return from Space* feel: eighty grand night have seemed a lot for a commercial lawyer's starting salary back then - not these days.

A surprisingly downbeat ending, too - the drama such as it is just dissipates and everyone lives happily ever after (though living on a boat in the Caribbean from November to May would have its moments as that includes hurricane season).

Lastly the narrator does a passable Jersey accent but otherwise had no feeling for what rhythm or metre there was in Grisham's turgid writing. Got through it by listening at 150 percent, which is never a good sign. The narrating was somewhat improved by running ad hamster speed.

Save yourselves hours and rent the Tom Cruise movie. It has a far better ending.

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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