The Litigators: A Novel Audiobook, by John Grisham Play Audiobook Sample

The Litigators: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307943200

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

194

Longest Chapter Length:

04:59 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

45 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

03:34 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

54

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Publisher Description

The partners at Finley & Figg—all two of them—often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago. And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he’s suddenly unemployed, any job—even one with Finley & Figg—looks okay to him. With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money. A little online research confirms Wally’s suspicions—a huge plaintiffs’ firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won’t even have to enter a courtroom! It almost seems too good to be true. And it is. The Litigators is a tremendously entertaining romp, filled with the kind of courtroom strategies, theatrics, and suspense that have made John Grisham America’s favorite storyteller.

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"When David Zink stumbles into the front door of Finley & Figg, little does he realize how intertwined his future will be with Oscar Finley and Wally Figg. Dreaming of mass tort settlements, Wally has the firm involved in drug litigation that proves unfounded. It is up to Dave, the newest attorned at Finley & Figg, to save the day. This is my favorite Grisham book in a long time. I loved the humor to the story and I really loved the happy ending!"

— Debra (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Brilliant…Superbthe kind of grab-a-reader-by-the-shoulders suspense story that demands to be inhaled as quickly as possible.” 

    — Washington Post
  • “Packed with tension, legal roadblocks, and shocking rev­elations.” 

    — USA Today
  • “One of Grisham’s best efforts in many seasons a rous­ing return to his dexterous good-guy-faces-corrupt-system storytelling.”

    — People
  • “A trademark John Grisham courtroom thriller.”

    — Barnes & Noble, editorial review
  • “[An] entertaining modern-day legal thriller.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “A tight (in a couple of senses), unexpectedly comic courtroom saga…Grisham’s [The Litigators] is a hoot.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • An Amazon.com bestseller

The Litigators Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.78571428571429 out of 53.78571428571429 out of 53.78571428571429 out of 53.78571428571429 out of 53.78571428571429 out of 5 (3.79)
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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I don't read a lot of John Grisham, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It wasn't this, but that's not a bad thing. It was a quick read, and that's what I was looking for at the time, so it was fine. "

    — Liz, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very nice read, great for a summer evening : ) "

    — Luana, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " another very good book from John Grisham "

    — doug, 2/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Although not nearly as action-packed, on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting as his earlier novels, this definitely beats some of Grisham's newer novels, which were just too boring. This one was more of a human story and potentially more realistic. Overall, I enjoyed it, but I sure miss books like The Firm. "

    — Matt, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very insightful and interesting read about "boutique lawyers" trying to rich over-night ! "

    — Soumya, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Good in parts - but got a bit silly in places "

    — Marie, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I just finished The Litigators. I stumbled with the first chapter but then could not put the book down. The introduction of David Zinc was the clincher. I smiled through most of the book! "

    — Donna, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " An enjoyable read, but I will probably not be reading another Grisham book again. Just too predictable, now. "

    — Joe, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not terribly interesting until the end. His first work was much better. The characters id not grab you and bring you into the story very well. "

    — Kelly, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Excellent sequencing. No loose ends. "

    — Raquel, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not his best written book! "

    — Denise, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I put this book down almost as soon as I started reading it. A friend who enjoys the same authors convinced me to pick it up again and I'm glad I did. "

    — Diane, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Surprisingly awesome-- could not put it down, and I am not a Grisham fan! "

    — Sarah, 12/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very enjoyable. You might think this is "light" reading but you will learn a lot about class action suits and maneuvers. I would recommend it. "

    — Deborah, 11/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent, like most Grisham's a real page turner but this time with plenty of humour. More realistic than most of his and some genuinely funny bits. "

    — Leonard, 11/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another good book by Grisham. I always learn a lot about the law when I read his books. "

    — Lynn, 10/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this! It has been awhile since I have read Grisham. I had a hard time putting it down. "

    — Trish, 8/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is one of my favorites from Grisham. I feel like the last several of his stories went downhill a bit and this definitely redeemed him in my eyes! GREAT book. "

    — Shannon, 7/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Damn you John Grisham and your addictively readable books. Are they fine literature? No. But as always he writes a great plot and drags you in with wonderful characters. He is what he is - and he's awesome at it. "

    — Josh, 6/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Grisham phoned this one in. "

    — sally, 6/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read this while I was traveling and exhausted, and it kept me entertained. "

    — Greg, 6/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " good book. john grisham knows how to make colorful characters and the story may have started out slow (in my opinion) but it then became very interesting when it was clear what the focus of the story would be! a good read! "

    — Jim, 4/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not exactly what I am used to from Grisham, but I did like the book. "

    — Maryc, 8/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent, you really felt for the the protagonist. As a 1L, it was pretty neat to see in what ways the litigation actually followed what I am learning. Great story too. Professionalism won the day for sure. "

    — Nathaniel, 8/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Now I remember why I love Grisham. I have read them all some of them twice and this one will deserve a second read next year. If you liked the Pelican Brief, Runaway Jury, Rainmaker. This one is completely different but very much the same. You will love it. "

    — David, 8/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Unlike other Grisham books I've read, this dragged much throughout the middle portion. Thankfully, like every other Grisham book, I've read, it had a satisfying ending. "

    — Richard, 6/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This legal thriller gets bogged down and loses the thrill part way through. But it recovers nicely by the end. "

    — Carol, 4/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was wonderfully entertaining and humerous. It was a fast paced page turner and I was sad when I finished it because it was so good I didn't want it to end. Very refreshing to see that Grisham has a good sense of humor. "

    — Trina, 2/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great descriptions and a pretty funny story. The characters are interesting "

    — Nick, 1/7/2012
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    " Definitely an interrsting read. Shows you what a life of litigators look like, shows you the strategy and tactics they and their opponents take and it's also a bit of a guide of how it looks in the courtroom during the litigations. "

    — Marian, 12/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I haven't read a John Grisham for a long time. I forgot how much I enjoy his whit and ability to develop characters. I was expecting more of a suspense thriller like some of his other works, which this is not. It is a clever tale though that kept me interested the whole way through. "

    — Tracy, 11/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another fun outing from Grisham, this book showcases his trademark David vs. Goliath format with character almost cinematic in their description. His books make for fun reading, performing as sorbets between weightier materials. "

    — Kasa, 11/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Difficult to get into for me. Engrossing story as usual by Grisham. Totally rooted for the little guys! "

    — Coffeenut5, 11/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Was disappointed not a legal thriller in any way. "

    — Brenda, 11/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not one of his better efforts... "

    — Mary, 11/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love a good courtroom drama! "

    — Forgetfulone, 11/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of the best Grisham books in a long time. It is definitely a page turner. "

    — Louise, 11/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am halfway through this book which is slightly interesting, but difficult to read after just finishing an astonishing book - Nightwoods by Charles Frazier! "

    — Sue, 11/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Maybe not as deep and gritty as John Grisam's first books but a really enjoyable read with a great story and players you want to continue to follow. "

    — Julie, 11/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Grisham is a master story teller, and he brings all his talent to this book. However, in order to be effective, you need a great story, and he does not have one here. The characters are all interesting an entertaining. But the unfolding of the case at issue is preposterous. "

    — Jim, 11/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nice to see him return to tort fiction. "

    — Sheldon, 11/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another Grisham great! This one was actually quite funny , as well being a good lawyer book. A very quick read! "

    — Sarahb., 11/2/2011

About John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of more than thirty-five novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and seven novels for young readers. Thirty-three of his crime thrillers have made the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list

About Dennis Boutsikaris

Dennis Boutsikaris is a two-time OBIE award winner. He has received five Audie Awards and seven Golden Earphone Awards for his work in over 100 audiobooks and was voted one of the Best Voices of the Year by AudioFile magazine. He has appeared in numerous Broadway, television, and film roles. He played Mozart on Broadway in Amadeus and has appeared on television shows including Shameless, The Good Wife, House M.D., Grey’s Anatomy, ER, and Law & Order.