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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28,306 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Erik Singer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father’s small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential.

But Kyle has a dark secret—an episode from college that he has tried to forget. When the secret falls into the hands of the wrong people, Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn’t want—even though it’s a job most law students can only dream about.

Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed.

With an unforgettable cast of characters and villains—from Baxter Tate, a drug-addled trust fund kid and possible rapist, to Dale, a pretty but seemingly quiet former math teacher who shares Kyle’s “cubicle” at the law firm, to two of the most powerful and fiercely competitive defense contractors in the country—and featuring all the twists and turns that have made John Grisham the most popular storyteller in the world, The Associate is vintage Grisham.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Grisham has a field day…The Associate grabs the reader quickly and becomes impossible to put down.” 

    New York Times

  • GRISHAM HAS A FIELD DAY…The Associate grabs the reader quickly and becomes impossible to put down. Janet Maslin, The New York Times
  • Grisham’s confident style hasn’t changed, and THERE’S SUSPENSE APLENTY. People
  • Grisham makes it easy for us to keep flipping the pages…A DEVASTATING PORTRAIT OF THE BIG-TIME, BIG-BUCKS LEGAL WORLD. Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post
  • Throughout, Grisham unwinds the spool of his narrative at a MASTERFUL, page-turning pace that pulls readers in and keeps them wanting more…The Associate is an absorbing thriller that's A FITTING FOLLOW-UP TO THE FIRM. The Boston Globe
  • COMPULSIVELY READABLE…You're peering into a secret world of power and money. What more could you or any red-blooded American ask for? Time magazine
  • A PAGE-TURNER…Kyle McAvoy recalls Mitch McDeere from Grisham's breakout novel The Firm. He's young, idealistic, handsome, a little too cocky for his own good, but a brilliant lawyer who gets pulled in over his head and given an education in how the world really works. The Los Angeles Times
  • “Masterful…an absorbing thriller.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Compulsively readable.”


  • “Grisham’s confident style hasn’t changed, and there’s suspense aplenty.”


  • “A page-turner.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Grisham makes it easy for us to keep flipping the pages…a devastating portrait of the big-time, big-bucks legal world.” 

    Washington Post

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jess | 2/20/2014

    " Barely good enough to keep me amused in planes and taxis... but was glad to have it for that purpose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laurel | 2/18/2014

    " In fairness, I listened to this one as an audio book, but I still felt disappointed. I insist my audio books have detectives/suspense for the sake of easily keeping my attention. Despite legal "drama," I barely made it to the end. Not suggested for trips you want to stay awake during. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jing Juliano | 2/17/2014

    " In The Associate, Grisham once again provides the kind of legal suspense novel that made him famous. This time the protagonist is Kyle McAvoy, who is forced to take a job as an associate in a top law firm after he is blackmailed with a secret from his past. In his job, he has to lie, cheat, steal and risk his life. The Associate is reminiscent of Grisham's first major bestseller, The Firm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Qiling Liang | 2/8/2014

    " Extremely disappointed. "

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