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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (226,952 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: D. W. Moffett Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 fifteen 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 left with no choice—if he wants to live.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Taut, fast, and relentless…A ride worth taking.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Irresistible…Seizes the reader on the opening page and propels him through four hundred more.”


  • “Ensnares the reader…[The Firm] has the distinct merit of holding up as a thriller for the long haul.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Keeps the reader hooked…from the creepy first chapters…to the vise-tightening midsection and on to the take-the-money-and-run finale.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Reads like a whirlwind.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “The accelerating tempo of paranoia-driven events is wonderful: clandestine meetings, predawn prowlings, a dangerous pursuit…leading to the final ironic finish.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Nail-biting suspense.”


  • “A mean-and-lean page-turner…Grisham writes without fat: his dialogue crackles.”

    New Woman

  • “A winner…The novel carries the authenticity of someone who has been there and was paying attention.”

    Commercial Appeal

  • “Moffett gives an excellent performance, bringing the story to life with vibrant and believable characterizations and a smooth, knowing narrative.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review (audio review)

  • “Readers will be totally hooked by this unusual and absorbing story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This first novel set a daringly high standard, one that his readers will hope he can reach again and again.”

    Library Journal

  • “Hallucinatory entertainment…Terrifically exciting…Grips and propels.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Truly exceptional…Like a cross between Scott Turow and Mario Puzo, Grisham not only sets up his story well, he sees it through all the way to an unpredictable end.”

    Book Talk

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Frank Wilem | 2/14/2014

    " One of Grisham's best. Liked it a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Randilyn | 2/14/2014

    " I've picked quite a few page-turners to read over Christmas break, and this was no exception! I decided to give Grisham another chance even though I was less than impressed with the last one I read. This was better... and it's safe to say that I'd probably read another Grisham someday. Good for McDeere for outsmarting not only the FBI but also the mafia--and managing not to get his loved ones killed. But too bad I couldn't respect him as a character after he cheated on his wife--and then lied to her at the end. And WHY were all the portrayals of the female characters so degrading?! Maybe I'm oversensitive, but I felt Grisham overdid the woman-sex-symbol thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mick Bose | 2/6/2014

    " I became a John Grisham fan after reading this book - and this book launched his career. Key to this book is the sudden and dramatic shift around the latter third - when Mitch and his wife go from being victim to hatching a brilliant plan to take on the criminals. From then on its nail biting reading...reminded me of Day of the Jackal in some ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrie | 2/5/2014

    " This is my favorite Grisham novel to date. "

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