The Partner

  • by John Grisham
  • Narrated by Michael Beck
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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 a small town 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.


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Would you consider the audio edition of The Partner to be better than the print version?

I have not read the book. The Audio Edition of The Partner is so extremely well read, I'd rather - in this one rare case - have the narrators voice in my ear than my own diction.

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

The plot keeps twisting and turning; one follows breathlessly!

Which character – as performed by Michael Beck – was your favorite?


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

Well yes, but I do have a life to live besides listing to Audio books.

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- Dr.


Would you listen to The Partner again? Why?

I read this book years ago, but wanted to hear it on Audible. I feel I received it much better the second time. No, I would not listen to it again; once is surely good enough. Eva should have left her man some of the glory $$$ loot, after all, she learned her grand skills from the master himself :( She ended up being a grave disappointment.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sandy. A true friend; very smart.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to say; I think my favorite scene was when Patrick begins to share his incredible story with his pal, the judge, on how he staged the corpse.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, I have to admit! I really thought (or wished) Eva would have used her bimbo head and stayed faithful and true. I was greatly disappointed, though I believe it had to end this way to keep readers at the edge of their seats.

Any additional comments?

John Grisham should develop "The Partner, Part II," where someone among Patrick's many, many haters, were not happy that he appeared to get away scott-free. Eva returns, all smiles trying to pick up where the two left off; the glory $$$ loot is found by Patrick and, a series of high-speed chases ensue in an attempt to destroy them. Patrick, who is smarter than smart, moves his loot, shifting it to other banks, impossible to find and unbeknown to anyone, even Eva. Later, Eva learns that Patrick has someone new that he's shown his mighty $$$ skills and, though his hearts wants Eva back, and the two reconnect once or twice with great passion, Patrick knows he cannot ever trust her again - ever. At the end, Patrick finds himself living in Canada's wilderness, with all his big money and peace of mind. He meets a Canadian girl, whose a secret agent for the FBI who falls deeply in love with him. But, Patrick keeps her at arm's distance until.............
Hooray for John Grisham...yet again. Hooray, Whoo! Hoo! for the narrator, Michael Beck.
A masterpiece indeed!

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- Marva "Words spoken in season is like a fresh rain."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-1999
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio