• The Firm

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-16-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (1,949 ratings)

Regular price: $39.93

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Publisher's Summary

At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. But 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
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Critic Reviews

"Keeps the reader hooked... From the creepy first chapters... to the vise-tightening midsection and on to the take-the money-and-run finale." ( The Wall Street Journal)
"Irresistable...seizes the reader on the opening page and propels him through 400 more." ( Newsweek)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By william on 09-13-10

The Firm is a CLASSIC!!!

I read The Firm in the 90's. it's always stuck with me, even the the movie wasn't very good. I decided to listen to the book that I read in 2 days 15 years ago, and I was hooked. I would sit in my car listening, take my Zune around and listen, it's just fantastic.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Bev on 10-21-12

Not a Grisham fan - this definitely an exception

Where does The Firm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Out of a couple of dozen I've listened to on Audible and as an avid reader all my 83 years it is a 8
Remember that I was not a Grisham fan. I chose to listen because Scott Brick is an exceptional narrator and I have chosen other novels because he has been the narrator.I never saw the movie but remember that it was a great hit at the time of its release.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot did keep me wanting to listen and not put the book down but near the denoument it started to weaken and become more implausible. I found the ending trite after all the excitement and excellent building of suspense. But as we all know reading is very subjective and another reader/listener may feel entirely different about my last statement. Mr Brick made it sound almost plausible with his excellent reading but I felt that the writer was struggling to please his audience.

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As I have said earlier I have chosen to read an authour who is new to me or who I have not been to excited about simply because Scott Brick was the narrator. Sufficeth to say he is superb as always and I rate him #1 amongst his field.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not particularly but as said before it held my attention while I was listening.

Any additional comments?

My favourite authours are David Baldacci, Stuart Woods, and Jeffrey Deavers Lincoln Rhimes series.
I had not seen the film The Firm and will not spoil my enjoyment of the book by seeking it out now. The only book I ever read and the movie industry didn't foul it up in some way was The Hunt for Red October!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kirstine on 04-13-11

Shocking but terrific story

I've enjoyed a number of John Grisham books, but this has to be the best. It's a riveting story that kept me listening and returning to the recording as I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. The corruption described is shocking but, sadly, is believable. I was kept in suspense throughout by this juggernaut of a story.
The reader does a grand job.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jay Grady on 01-06-11

Different to the screenplay

I was unsure whether or not to listen to this book as I love the film and didn't want to spoil that. However the plot is different enough that while you can recognise elements from the film it still has plenty of unexpected plot lines to keep you enthralled. I'm know happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed both the film AND the book. Highly recommended.

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