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
"Wow! That was a surprise."
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.
"A good listen but a weak ending"
I enjoy John Grishams works. I'm going over each of them in audible. I enjoyed the characters in this book and the buildup but perhaps found the ending a tad disappointing. I'd like to have seen more of Mitch on the run and surviving before the big reveal. Still 4/5 though as it kept me thinking for a while and had moments where I didn't want to stop listening. Recommended.
A brilliant book, on the edge of my seat and a most satisfying ending. Well done John Grisham, I love your books
"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!
a brilliant book and more satisfying than the film which I have seen. Gripping throughout!
"a really good long story"
it is typically Grisham. a man is recruited to a firm the by the mob sms what happens.
"A good read"
Yes if they are interested in legal drama
None in particular
This is more tv drama than film
"Rather drawn out"
I really found this rather tedious - I made it to about chapter 29, then skipped to the end, this is something I very rarely do - I am more likely to dump a book if I am struggling. However, this did have something that retained my interest - the characters were 'OK' and the tension created by the various situations was good - but too drawn out and tedious in describing certain activities.
In the event - I wasn't very impressed by the ending either!
Ok, so i got this on the 2for1 sale because i didn't know what other book to get and settled on a Classic Grisham. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!
Honestly, i was engrossed in this book, finished it in 3 days ( very quick for me). Something about the central character (Mitch) that has you rooting for him all the way through. I particularly like the ending, its not a typical "happily ever after" fob off that you might expect.
There is a reason this book has sold millions of copies. Buy it, Read it, you wont regret it.
Good writing, plot, narration was full of character & overall an easy listen.
Would & do recommend!
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