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3.0000682328907 out of 53.0000682328907 out of 53.0000682328907 out of 53.0000682328907 out of 53.0000682328907 out of 5 3.00 (48,950 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Penguin Random House 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.


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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

Listener Opinions

  • 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 Sharp | 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 Benge | 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 Wong | 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 Curtis | 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 Schiesher | 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 Bussell | 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 Ham | 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 Darragh | 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 Shea | 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 Messerly | 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
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

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.