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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,528 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Dennis Boutsikari Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 the 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, Finley & Figg 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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

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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin | 2/11/2014

    " Better than his worst, Playing for Pizza, not as good as his best, The Firm. I liked the protagonist, David Zinc, and would like to read about him again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin Symmons | 2/9/2014

    " I just finished this novel and found it not up to the standard that I have come to expect from Mr. Grisham. The characters are stereotypes and the plot is overlong and fulled with details that do little to enhance or build depth or mystery to the story. While we are pleased by the interesting and "happy" ending that is telegraphed so far in advance to remove much of the surprise and mystery. I would have enjoyed some characters that were not so easy to read. The good guys were too good and the bad guys, too bad! there were no characters that were what I would call middle of the road. I found the story confusing and not the kind of interesting read I had hoped to find. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Judy Herrmann | 2/3/2014

    " This was fun to read. The plot covered a small law firm that gets in over their head when they believe they have found a class action lawsuit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jane | 1/27/2014

    " This book is a manual of what a law firm should never do, then introduces a very smart lawyer with ethics for a fun juxtaposition. And as horrible as the lawyers are, you really do start to hold your breath and hope the firm is victorious in its mass tort lawsuit. This book is no where near the quality of grisham's early novels, but still a fun read. "

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