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The Litigators | [John Grisham]

The Litigators

Oscar Finley: street cop turned street lawyer. Wally Figg: expert hustler and ambulance-chaser. David Zinc: Harvard Law School graduate. Together, this unlikely trio make up Finley & Figg: specialists in injury claims, quickie divorces and DUIs. None of them has ever faced a jury in federal court. But they are about to take on one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the States.
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Publisher's Summary

Oscar Finley: street cop turned street lawyer. Wally Figg: expert hustler and ambulance-chaser. David Zinc: Harvard Law School graduate. Together, this unlikely trio make up Finley & Figg: specialists in injury claims, quickie divorces and DUIs. None of them has ever faced a jury in federal court. But they are about to take on one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the States.

David gave up his lucrative career at Chicago's leading law firm for this: the chance to help the little guy stand up to the big corporations. But if Finley & Figg have right on their side, why do his new partners feel the need to carry guns in their briefcases? David thought he was used to cut-throat law from his days at Rogan Rothberg, but this is something else. He knows he was right to get out. He just may live to regret his new choice of firm....

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

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    sunshine 21/11/2011
    sunshine 21/11/2011 Member Since 2014

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    "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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    Kirstine Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom 08/02/2012
    Kirstine Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom 08/02/2012 Member Since 2014
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    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David Bournemouth, United Kingdom 11/12/2011
    David Bournemouth, United Kingdom 11/12/2011
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    "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 Bristol UK 13/04/2013
    Mr. M. Curtis Bristol UK 13/04/2013

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    "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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    Linda London, United Kingdom 01/01/2013
    Linda London, United Kingdom 01/01/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "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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    Anthony London, United Kingdom 26/06/2012
    Anthony London, United Kingdom 26/06/2012
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    "Great Story!"

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Adrian stourbridge, United Kingdom 15/11/2011
    Adrian stourbridge, United Kingdom 15/11/2011 Member Since 2009
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    "Mint"

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

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    CS 08/03/2015
    CS 08/03/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "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 23/02/2015
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    "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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    Sophie Brisbane, Australia 11/01/2015
    Sophie Brisbane, Australia 11/01/2015 Member Since 2012

    Audible addict.

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    "Thoroughly enjoyable."

    Great narration of this well paced, often humorous, engaging legal tale. Couldn't stop listening, off to choose another Grisham immediately.

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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
  • Marion
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    "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
  • Kim
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bushland Beach, Australia
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kirstie
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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