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The Firm

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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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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Entertaining, but problematic

Entertaining, but not without its problems. The protagonist was almost too perfect/superhuman, and part of the story were just not believable. If you don't look too closely at that stuff though, it's still quite enjoyable.

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A must have

Once again this author just shines without fail.
Very quickly gets into an intriguing, unique aspect of the legal entities from an unthought of realm of intrigue, deception, intellectual smarts and arrogance.

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Addictive Read

This was meant to be just a little book to get me through boring car journeys and tedious cardio, but I got so hooked I doubled my cardio time and started listening to it at home. Great story, I'll be getting another John Grisham book next!

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Wow just wow!

I really struggled to get into this book but then i was unable to stop

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  • "unknown"
  • 21-10-2017

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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  • Lia
  • 31-01-2020

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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  • kmcca5
  • 18-12-2014

Wow! That was a surprise.

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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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  • Annie
  • 08-05-2017

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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  • Sean Barton
  • 29-10-2015

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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  • Miss S L Parkinson
  • 02-04-2015

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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  • Simon Ward
  • 09-03-2015

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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  • jelly bean
  • 23-10-2019

Naration is irritating

Wanted to listen to this book as lots of good reviews, however was disappointed by narrator. Felt inconsistent character wise. Good story so did listen to the end.

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  • M. Mears
  • 03-10-2019

Disappointing

After reading such good reviews of this book I was expecting more than it delivered. At the end of the 17 hour, I still did not feel like I knew or cared about the characters.

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  • Nigel
  • 27-07-2019

1st ever audible book

It took a while to get used to listening to a book rather than read the book. However I liked listening to this whilst walking with our dog

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  • Nikkiswhiskers
  • 27-06-2019

Fab!

My favourite Grisham book to date, really well written with a plot that keeps you on your toes from start to finish.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-2019

He doesnt write them like this anymore.. brilliant

So enjoyed & much better than film. Narrator brilliant . phew.. 🤣 What next ti listen too!!!