• The Partner

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-25-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (19 ratings)

Regular price: $26.64

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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
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Critic Reviews

"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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4 out of 5 stars
By Cheryl on 05-14-15

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.

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3 out of 5 stars
By jo johnston on 10-05-15

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jeyda Heselton on 09-15-15

Gripping story, poor performance

Loved John Grisham's work as usual but the narrator spoke like a Hollywood film trailer throughout.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Owen on 03-24-18

Dissapointed in the ending. <br />

Certainly not a book I would recommend or read again. The story line good but lost its way.

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 03-19-18

John Grisham at his Best to Date

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Certainly it is an enthralling tale. Some bough down in legalities, not this one. I have been concerned that we are about to be hit with more and more courtroom drama, well some is there, but only as an integral part. There is a fabric of undisclosed tale which takes it's grand time in letting you know just what is ahead. Simply. you cannot take this book for granted.

What other book might you compare The Partner to, and why?

No I don't see a copy here, maybe after awhile I might, but not now as I have only just finished the story, it will continue to roll over me for yet a long while. Its a grand taste lingering on the tongue like a good sauce of a Christmas pudding.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Not so much scenes as interludes, the up close conversations were masterful, the first presiding judge in private discussion is presented indeed as a judge with sharp, careful, deep delving, mind. He was one not to miss anything, he did it with style. The lady of the book just grabs one, especially as she is never fully described, like Mona Lisa, she leaves you wondering, yes what ....?

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

Oh yes the laughs are there, no cries even with the finale. This is not a Wodehouse volume, no it gave my grey matter a stir to weigh up, to try to penetrate beyond the next little while, to hold things for a moment or two and try to take in just what you think maybe happening here.

Any additional comments?

Yes as a audio book you don't have the eye strain, especially if like me you may "read" during the long night hours. But add to this lazy pleasure, the skill of the narrator, they can easily make or break the tale. The inflection or tone on a throw away phrase or word so often makes a mighty impact that so often builds the fiber of the tome. I love a good voice.

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