The Street Lawyer

  • by John Grisham
  • Narrated by Michael Beck
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. firm with 800 lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was 3 years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney. The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted from the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street-lawyer. And a thief.


What the Critics Say

Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1998, Fiction


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Customer Reviews

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Grisham as good as ever.

Love John Grisham and his ability make legal maneuvering an exciting adventure. Michael Beck's performance is the A list performer as much as an actor in a movie.
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- Amazon Customer

Another Grisham Classic. Great read..

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

I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in the law and how there are honest lawyers around.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Street Lawyer?

The way that the main character was able to put the welfare of the people he wanted to help above becoming rich from a profession known to generate high income.

What about Michael Beck’s performance did you like?

Great narration with emphasis on the parts that needed it.

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

Yes indeed.. It kept me interested throughout the entire novel.

Any additional comments?

If you like John Grisham, this is another of his must reads. Highly recommended. As a matter of fact, I've listened to it twice since purchasing it :-)

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- AndrewLen

Book Details

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