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The Firm: A Novel Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (226,652 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged 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

  • “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 Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Pam | 2/19/2014

    " Great read, couldn't put it down at the end, had to stay up late to finish it. Then I rented the movie and enjoyed it and making comparisons to the book. They changed it up a little, but caught the essence of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Anirudh | 2/9/2014

    " its an awsome book with its own identity i will defenitly recomeend my friends to read this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by John Tull | 1/27/2014

    " If you haven't read Grisham, start here, read his first 7 books and then stop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Kylie | 1/27/2014

    " I friend recommended The Firm to me when I'd exhausted all my favourite authors and wanted to try something different. I'd not read any of John Grisham's novels before and found The Firm a fantastic thriller. "

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About the Author
Author John Grisham

John Grisham, whose name has become synonymous with the modern legal thriller, used to work sixty to seventy hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi, law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel. When finally published, A Time to Kill met with little success, but when he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers. Spending forty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991. The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. His success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was then republished. This time around, it was a bestseller. Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year, and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 275 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into forty languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films, as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than six hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has been honored with several Audie Awards and named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.