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The Partner

Narrated by: Frank Muller
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (196 ratings)

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Summary

They watched Danilo Silva for days before they finally grabbed him. He was living alone, a quiet life on a shady street in Brazil; a simple life in a modest home, certainly not one of luxury. Certainly no evidence of the fortune they thought he had stolen. He was much thinner and his face had been altered. He spoke a different language, and spoke it very well. But Danilo had a past with many chapters. Four years earlier he had been Patrick Lanigan, a young partner in a prominent Biloxi law firm. He had a pretty wife, a new daughter, and a bright future. Then one cold winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car and died a horrible death. When he was buried his casket held nothing more than his ashes. From a short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial. Then he fled. Six weeks later, a fortune was stolen from his ex-law firm's offshore account. And Patrick fled some more. But they found him.

©1997 John Grisham (P)1997 Random House, LLC

Critic reviews

"All the ingredients of suspense, drama and meticulous attention to detail that have made Grisham's novels bestsellers... A terrific read" ( Sunday Mirror)
"A narrative triumph and a stylish joy, this novel has me gasping for more" ( Daily Telegraph)
"One terrific book–smart, fast, stingingly satiric, and almost criminally entertaining" ( Entertainment Weekly)

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Book ruined by an over dramatic narrator

It was hard to like this book with such and over dramatic narrator. It is a book filled with suspense, but it is over done to the point of distraction.

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Gripping story, poor performance

Loved John Grisham's work as usual but the narrator spoke like a Hollywood film trailer throughout.

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John Grisham does it again

Brilliant plot, suspense and what an ending. Good narration. True Grisham style with excellent crafting of tale. Highly recommend it.

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Corruption with a twist

Very clever plot
Twists and turns throughout the story to keep the reader interested
Introduces corruption by legal professions
Espionage, romance, friendship and loss, interesting read.

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Easy listening and gripping story

From start to finish the book roles along with a slow, methodical pace. It's an easy listen without too many surprises. I loved the dulcet tones of the narrator which in many ways made the listening experience more enjoyable. If you love Grisham novels, this will not disappoint you, if you are new to the author, it's certainly one of his easier read/slistens

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The ending

Masterpiece! The ending was absolute brilliance. Loved it. The entire story and how it unfolded was great as well. Still cannot get over that ending, though.

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Captivating

Captivating.

I listened to this book twice it is a great "read" I greatly recommend it for book clubs.

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Another great piece from Grisham

As ever, the master of the legal thriller puts together a twisting tale of brilliance and swerves. Recommended for any Grisham fans

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A page turner though a rather unlikely story

As usual John Grisham tells a good story and the narration is very good. Most details add up and made sense until the twist at the end which, to me, seemed totally bonkers. For anyone who likes legal thrillers, this is an enjoyable ride with all the usual ingredients of brilliant legal minds and corruption in high places. You almost like and want to support the protagonist but somewhere in the story, seems he may have gone too far.. No more spoilers. Just read it and make your own mind up.

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Love this book.

I read this when it was first published. I read it again years later. I'm glad I listened to it. Adds a new dimension to the characters. Thoroughly enjoyable even though I knew what was coming.

Would love to see a sequel.

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  • Cheryl
  • 14-05-15

The Partner

As usual John Grisham delivers hours of enjoyment. I really liked the way he allows the detail of the story to be rolled out slowly. I was able to see in my mind the various places and happenings in my mind as I listened and I adored the accents used by the narrator. Loved it.

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