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3.00000882406145 out of 53.00000882406145 out of 53.00000882406145 out of 53.00000882406145 out of 53.00000882406145 out of 5 3.00 (226,653 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: November 2007 ISBN: 9780739366202
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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

  • Keeps the reader hooked... From the creepy first  chapters... to the vise-tightening midsection and  on to the take-the money-and-run finale. The Wall Street Journal.
  • Irresistable... seizes the reader on the opening  page and propels him through 400 more. Peter Prescott, Newsweek.
  • “Taut, fast, and relentless…A ride worth taking.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • 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.”

    Newsweek

  • “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.”

    Cosmopolitan

  • “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 Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 4/11/2016

    " Loved every bit of this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi Mckay | 1/24/2014

    " One of my favorite legal thrillers. Loved the early-Grisham era, before he forgot what lawyers really do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C.L. Cloud | 1/22/2014

    " Loved this book! It was a great read, the story of this naive, green lawyer and his sweet wife who think they have hit the jackpot. The characters are great, the way he takes you to different locations in the book made it more interesting as well. I love good law drama's and mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/21/2014

    " Another great page-turner by Grisham. Can't believe it took me this long to get around to reading this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denis | 1/8/2014

    " A gripping and exciting thriller. I have read a number of John Grisham's law thrillers, and 'The Firm' continues to be the original and the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Potash | 10/7/2013

    " Compelling, smart, page-turner, but JG can't write a decent ending to save his life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen Mantrop-utterback | 9/26/2013

    " One of the best "lawyer to the rescue" books I've ever read. Love this man's stuff!! ( re-read) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 3/29/2013

    " Much better than the tv series. The only thing in common that the two have is the names of characters. A good read that keeps you reading page after page. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stella | 3/10/2013

    " The concept was good but the plot could really have been better fleshed out. The action doesn't begin until almost the end. Could've been a much better book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amit Shetty | 1/14/2013

    " The ending could have been great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Livia Petro | 1/5/2013

    " I really liked this book & the fast pace of the storyline. In fact I liked it way better then the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Florian | 12/12/2012

    " this book is really fascninating. i really recommend reading this book! it is so exciting ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keyth | 12/9/2012

    " This is the first Grisham book I've read and I've been reading his books ever since. It piqued my interest on legal thrillers and is one of my faves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xanda P | 9/29/2012

    " This book is creepy, fascinating, indulgent, and absolutely wonderful. One of his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda | 9/28/2012

    " this was the book that got me hooked on John Grisham novels "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ash | 3/10/2012

    " The writing was pedestrian and the characters not very believable. But the plot was fun and once things picked up took me on a ride. But in all, I liked the movie better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew Edison | 3/1/2012

    " I didn't quite get what was the big deal about this book, it was so boring I pushed myself over and over to finish it maybe something interesting would come up. The way I see it the book was very lame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 1/16/2012

    " The first time I read this book, I finished it in a single day. Enough said? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kay Wells | 12/11/2011

    " A bit slow going not what i expected disappointing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A Mutegi | 12/4/2011

    " John grisham has a way of destroying his main characters which is not really inspiring just like he did with this one and the broker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shikha Jain | 10/7/2011

    " A gripping story where I visualised the contents while reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren Kirby | 8/4/2011

    " Loved this when I first read it! I kept staying up until 1am or later because I just had to find out what happened next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Destinee | 5/23/2011

    " This book is awesome. Perfect page turner. Its calm yet intense Love it! I started off reading the partner and fell in love with John Grisham novels I love how he always keeps you expecting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 5/20/2011

    " Loved this when I first read it! I kept staying up until 1am or later because I just had to find out what happened next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Biswadeep | 5/18/2011

    " Really fast-paced, and gripping supense. A must-read for John Grisham fans "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Earl Royce | 5/13/2011

    " Have you ever felt that you joined the wrong company? You will consider yourself very lucky if you discover the secret behind Mitch McDeere's first (and probably last) job offer. A great story by Grisham with characters you can relate to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward | 5/11/2011

    " His best and he's never topped it. The idea is so creative that when it came out I was blown away. I re-read it about a year ago and the story still holds up. The writing is not literary quality but so what? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 5/11/2011

    " Loved the book, loved the movie ... Grisham has done it again! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 5/7/2011

    " Reading this reminded me of reading the instructions to Lego sets as a child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 samwan | 5/6/2011

    " I must have been 11 when I picked this off my aunt's bookshelf and I loved it. Read it over and over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kit | 5/2/2011

    "
    My favorite book of all time! I could re-read this one over and over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugo | 4/25/2011

    " Love it...got the movie too.Book is better though. "

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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 eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.