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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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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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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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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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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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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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Excellent but a weak ending of

I really enjoyed the book, but for such a complex story, the end was very disappointing. I hope for more detail about the progress of the arrests, the evidence, and many even the trial. The disclosure of the arrest via newspaper headlines was a big disappointment for an otherwise superb book.

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always manages to blow you away !! pulls you in from the word go .

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Brilliant Book

Could not fault the book gripping, brilliant good ending the story was one of the best that I have come across. I recommend it

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Good story, out of date writing.

Overall I enjoyed the story. It’s an exciting thriller that keeps you interested to the end. However, I found the writing quite sexist and it made me feel uncomfortable at points. All of the female characters were developed solely from an objective view indicating their looks as the most important thing about them. There are far more interesting and inspiring ways of writing female characters than focusing on their “bouncing breasts”.

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My first Grisham book

What can I say. the reason I struggled with big parts of this book was not do to poor writing or performance. It was the fact that I felt very little interest in the main character.

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  • 31-01-20

Another Great Book

The Firm is the second novel of John Grisham after A Time To Kill that has become a huge bestseller.This ultimately placed him to become one of the best-selling authors in the world whose legal thrillers have become a must-read for many people in the world. The Firm tells the story of a young lawyer and brilliant Harvard law graduate named Mictch McDeere.He joins a small prestigious law firm called Bendini, Lambert and Locke,who later he discovered to be part of the crime activities of the mob particularly that of the Morolto family. In it,we get to see McDeere try to go through complex actions as he tries to protect his family;outwit the mob and the partners of his law firm;cooperate with the FBI through within the boundaries allowed by his profession; and escape death from people who are trying to kill him. The audio book is a mesmerizing novel as we get to see a high tension story and one will definitely cheer for McDeere to succeed in everything that he does.Also,it is worthy to mention that we have interesting characters in it and it is excellently written by Grisham as the story for once never dragged one bit.Unknowingly,we also get to learn a thing or two about the law particularly that of taxes and the profession of being a lawyer.Overall,this is a great purchase that will definitely delight the listener. Scott Brick was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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  • 21-10-17

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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