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Author: John Grisham Narrator: Michael Beck Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780553754384

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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

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

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “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

Awards

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

Customer Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very suspenseful to the very end! Thought I had it figured out, but it threw me a curve. I think this is John Grisham’s best book and I have read them all. "

    - Tommy Tiger, 3/12/2018
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 3 1/2 stars. Pretty typical Grisham. Scott hated the ending, but I thought it was its most redeeming feature. "

    - Melinda, 2/19/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I have liked all of Grisham books. "

    - Ken, 2/16/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " There is really nothing wrong with this book. It is a fairly typical Grisham story. For some reason, I just couldn't get to caring. Usually I abandon books, when I do, somewhere between the 10% and 33% marks. I finished over two thirds of this one. I kept catching up on podcasts, which normally only happens between books. I was continually tempted to read something else short in the middle, or spend a drive listening to music. Grisham puts ones foot in front of the other as adeptly as always, and I may pick this up again someday, but at every point I just didn't care how the thing ends up. Finally I decided I'd rather just stop and read something else. That I can think of immediately, this is my least favorite of his books. "

    - Jeff, 2/11/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I would generally give a Grisham novel a 3 tops but this book was a page turner, I read it back in 1997 and I still remember almost all of it which is pretty odd for me. I have never understood why they have never made a movie out of this book. Of all the Grisham novels that I have read, this one is by far my favourite. "

    - Corinna, 2/10/2014
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    " brilliant! one of the best books I've read "

    - FraNorge, 2/10/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Far better than The Appeal, the ending of which seemed rushed and undeveloped. "

    - Marty, 2/10/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I remember this being one of my favorite Grisham novels becasue I was so completely shocked by the ending - never saw it coming. "

    - Suzanne, 1/29/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I wish I could say I loved this, but I really didn't. There are far too many people/lawyers involved, and it becomes rather difficult to remember who's whom. I did love the premise though, this clever guy steals a ton of money from other selfish, boorish, capitalist pigs and eventually gets away with it. I won't ruin the ending for anyone, but it was rather predictable. Oh well, on to my next Grisham novel for my Kindle. These novels are perfect for the Kindle! "

    - Tracie, 1/28/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was my 1st introduction to novels. I was only 12 at the time. Got me completely hooked on John Grisham. "

    - Ayoola, 1/22/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " [appx. 11/2002 - no comments] "

    - Liz, 1/18/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " got to the end and was SOOOOO MADDDDDD! "

    - Melanie, 1/17/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Enjoyed this book. Ending wasn't what I thought it would be so a little surprised in a good way "

    - Zoraida, 1/7/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I listened to this on CD as I have been running and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a great mystery that keeps tyou guessing to the very end. It is steeped in law and Brazil, so I figure Tyler will like it. I got sucked intothe story quickly and enjoyed finding bits of the answers as it went along. "

    - Cam, 12/29/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " do no longer remember "

    - Natasa, 12/15/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - David, 11/21/2013
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    " I enjoyed this story. I'm not a picky reader and I love John Grisham so giving it five stars is easy for me. Not the ending that I thought, which was kind if good. Just means it wasn't predictable. :) "

    - Michelle, 11/4/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The book was pretty good but unlike any of his others. This wasn't a courtroom drama which I tend to like. The ending was predictable...I saw it coming. "

    - Rhonda, 10/15/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " good quick read. hated the end though "

    - Gretchen, 8/13/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Grisham at his best. A tight plot, solid characters, and plenty of suspense. "

    - Rose, 7/5/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was absolutely amazing until the very end. Hated the ending. "

    - Jeni, 5/28/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Intriguing, lots of twists. I love this book, couldn't put it down! "

    - Jody, 5/9/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " this book was not one of my favorite grisham novels. hopefully i'll have a better luck next time "

    - Rene, 10/24/2012
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " A nice quick read by Grisham- nothing special. "

    - Ian, 6/6/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quickly paced. Enjoyable reading. Would call it brain candy. "

    - Lawrence, 6/4/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My all time favorite John Grisham "

    - Elisha, 5/24/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not bad but not great. Grisham is always a good read so nothing to really complain about. Finished it the same day I started. "

    - Christopher, 7/26/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite book by Grisham. "

    - Jessica, 5/20/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Robin, 5/18/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of my favorite books! "

    - Tiana, 5/13/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Jason, 5/9/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Linwood, 5/9/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    - Cody, 5/8/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Barbara, 5/5/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Jayesh, 4/28/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Hugo, 4/25/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Thom, 4/25/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - April, 4/23/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Tyler, 4/22/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Angie, 4/19/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Melinda, 4/16/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Eric, 4/12/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Oleksiy, 4/10/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Terri, 4/9/2011

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

Michael Beck is an American actor and audiobook narrator. He is best known for his role in the 1979 film, The Warriors. He has narrated numerous novels by John Grisham, as well as Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz and My Life by Bill Clinton. He lives in California.