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The Partner Audiobook

The Partner

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Publisher's 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

What the Critics Say

"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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    Joanna 01/11/2016
    Joanna 01/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Crap ending"

    Ever listened to The Hunchback of Notre Dame? Great characterisation and plot , long story with super bad ending. Ok Grisham is not Hugo, but this book shares the same problem. I would have preferred a Disney ending. I feel I wasted my time. Won't bother reading another Grisham now. I'm sure he won't mind.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Cheryl
    14/05/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • jo johnston
    5/10/15
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jeyda Heselton
    UK
    15/09/15
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs W A Conn
    24/10/16
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lindy
    Grimsby, United Kingdom
    11/07/16
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve S.
    2/12/15
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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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mummybee
    UK
    2/08/17
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    "Enjoyed it."

    A big fan and this one was as good as the last. Good story and
    narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Say
    31/07/17
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    "Like listening to a jigsaw puzzle"

    I'm always in a rush when writing these reviews because generally I've been listening in the car on the way to work and want to write a review before I start. Today is no exception.

    I loved this story, you start off knowing the bare bones of what has happened to Patrick and it's like listening to someone putting together a jigsaw piece by piece and eventually you can see what the picture is, but certain bits are still missing, not to be filled in until the very end.

    The pace was well set, always leaving you wanting more and listening to just one more chapter.

    The narrator is very familiar to me now and I have grown accustomed to his voices.

    Overall 5 stars, if you have enjoyed any of Grishams other books you will love this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon Zohhadi
    England (UK)
    11/01/17
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    "Predictable Story Line Well Told"


    Man goes missing with money, fakes his death, is pursued by the authorities and the bad guys and is caught. The rest of the novel describes the above with a few added twists. There is nothing particularly original about this novel and the ending will not be a surprise to many. So why does The Partner receive such good reviews ? Maybe it's a story (albeit predictable) well told.

    My rating: 3/5.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • junem
    england
    14/05/16
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    "Grisham brilliance at it's best"

    Intelligent, suspenseful, never a dull moment. loved this book. Narration was perfectly crafted and kept me riveted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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