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Author: John Grisham Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1997 ISBN: 9781415920855
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They watched Danilo Silva for days before they finally grabbed him. He was living alone, a quiet life on a shady street in Brazil; a simple life in a modest home, certainly not one of luxury. Certainly no evidence of the fortune they thought he had stolen. He was much thinner and his face had been altered. He spoke a different language, and spoke it very well.But Danilo had a past with many chapters. Four years earlier he had been Patrick Lanigan, a young partner in a prominent Biloxi law firm. He had a pretty wife, a new daughter, and a bright future. Then one cold winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car and died a horrible death. When he was buried his casket held nothing more than his ashes.From a short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial. Then he fled. Six weeks later, a fortune was stolen from his ex-law firm's offshore account. And Patrick fled some more.But they found him. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Grisham has an ear for dialogue and is a skillful craftsman.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • #1 New York Times bestseller!
  • First time in paperback!
  • One terrific book--smart, fast, stingingly satiric, and almost criminally entertaining. Entertainment Weekly
  • An irresistible read...packed with surprises. People
  • Brilliant...John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today. The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club
  • “One terrific book—smart, fast, stingingly satiric, and almost criminally entertaining.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “An irresistible read…packed with surprises.”

    People

  • “Brilliant…John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “On its very first page, The Partner roars to life…the reader is transfixed.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “One can expect The Partner to fly off the shelves…Just put your seat back, relax, and enjoy the ride.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “There’s no doubt that Grisham has his finger on the pulse of America.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “Masterfully paced and plotted…[Each of Grisham’s books] should bear a warning to consumers: ‘Detrimental to sleep. You may read all night.’”

    Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • “Fabulous…It’s as compulsively readable as all the others.”

    Arizona Daily Star

  • “Masterfully bittersweet…may be [Grisham’s] most satisfying ever.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 4/5/2017

    " One of my top favorites. Take the money and run! F.E.A.R. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mathieu | 2/16/2014

    " A rather typical John Grisham novel, with a quite predictable plot (I found). The second half of this book verges on boredom, only saved from it by the always enjoyable writing style of the author.[return]This makes the very last pages of the book all the more stunning : they trigger a disturbing emotion that I will have a hard time forgetting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/15/2014

    " I read this a long time ago, but it was so good and I am just trying to remember anything I have liked to add on here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/9/2014

    " Grisham never disappoints, always a good page turner "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hiba | 2/8/2014

    " If you like mystery with twists and turns and ironic endings, then you will like this "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethel | 1/28/2014

    " Loved this book!! One of his very best page turners! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 1/28/2014

    " Excellent, one of Grisham's best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashwini | 1/20/2014

    " An excellent book.This is the first book of John Grisham that I read and became a HUGE fan of him. Though the rest are not as good, this one is my favourite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/15/2014

    " Fun read. Sometimes folks get what is diserved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stina | 12/16/2013

    " I cannot think of many things that would piss me off more than finding out that my husband faked his death... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 12/3/2013

    " the end caught me off guard, but I thought it was a good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 12/3/2013

    " got to the end and was SOOOOO MADDDDDD! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mell | 11/18/2013

    " Terrible and unbelievable ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 11/5/2013

    " This is one my favorite Grisham novels. I wish someone would make this one into a movie!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 10/30/2013

    " Hands down, my favorite John Grisham book!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chipper | 7/10/2013

    " Had potential for a great story. Read like a Cliff Notes. Waste of time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 4/14/2013

    " My favorite book by Grisham. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/1/2013

    " Loved it....until the end....that's all I have to say about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kittenshhhhh | 11/17/2012

    " This is my 2nd favorite Grisham. What an ending! This book begs a sequel. I can't wait until it's made into a movie, but I bet they are waiting for him to write a sequel then they should take both books and turn them into one movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 5/22/2012

    " This is really close to another of Grisham's books. I liked it, this Grisham guy can do no wrong. Read it, ok! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seine | 3/11/2012

    " Awesome book; gives me a feeling of what I want to do; disappear forever and emerge as a new man with a new life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adri | 3/4/2012

    " Masih berkisar dengan dunia hukum. Tidak masalah, karena mungkin dapat memberi sedikit info dalam hal itu. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sy | 3/4/2012

    " very engaging from the beginning till the end.can be made into a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 2/18/2012

    " Pretty typical fast-mving Grisham lawyer novel. There are so many twists in the last few chapters it almost made me dizzy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/4/2012

    " Loved this book. Took me a while to get into it, but once I got about a quarter of the way through it started getting really interesting. Its amazing the things you can think of doing when you have time to plan ahead :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kendar88 | 12/31/2011

    " after 3 hours it put me to sleep. I couldn't play this in the car because it made me sleepy. Maybe combination of the story and the narrator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 9/28/2011

    " Deviously pleasant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilye | 9/23/2011

    " Would've given it a five if the last 10 pages didn't tick me off so much! "

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

    " My favorite book by Grisham. "

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

    " What a tangled weave Grisham wove in the story.....I was tickled by this story as it unfolded. This is a good read for sure- keeps you on your toes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiana | 5/13/2011

    " One of my favorite books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 5/9/2011

    " Really liked this Grisham...great story kept me reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linwood | 5/9/2011

    " I hated the ending...not really, just amazed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cody | 5/8/2011

    " It was a typical Grisham of which I guess I'm not a huge fan. Entertaining, but typical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 5/5/2011

    " Enjoyed reading. Lot's of back stabbing in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayesh | 4/28/2011

    " Every man , at one or other time , has thought to run away from the routine!! "

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

    " I love his work, suspense is his trademark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thom | 4/25/2011

    " I liked the book. Grisham has a way with words. He makes the legal profession interesting (and that isn't always easy). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 4/23/2011

    " TRYING FOR THE PERFECT CRIME, THE SCAMMER GETS SCAMMED. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 4/22/2011

    " thought it was above average for Grisham but not his best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 4/19/2011

    " I thought the book was excellent. But the last few pages presented a lousy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 4/16/2011

    " i really enjoyed all the legal intrigue. reminded me of The Firm. sad about the end though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 4/12/2011

    " The Partner is up to Grisham's usual standard. An intricate plot with many surprises and keeps the reader's attention to the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oleksiy | 4/10/2011

    " The Partner is not one of the best Grisham's books. I think it's worth reading only because of the unpredictable ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 4/9/2011

    " Dopo una morte inscenata e anni di fuga, il nostro "eroe" si lascia beccare dai soci del suo studio ai quali aveva rubato milioni di dollari.
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About the Author

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 the Narrator

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.