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3.00001786320359 out of 53.00001786320359 out of 53.00001786320359 out of 53.00001786320359 out of 53.00001786320359 out of 5 3.00 (55,981 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Michael Beck Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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He gave up the money. He gave up the power. Now all he has left is the law.

Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant DC law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone.

A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm’s plush offices. When it is all over, the man’s blood is splattered on Michael’s face—and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived—and where society’s powerless need an advocate for justice.

But there’s one break Michael can’t make—a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael’s hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael’s former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets …

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compelling…another timely tale from John Grisham.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • Compelling...if there's any justice, The Street Lawyer will be his biggest hit yet. Entertainment Weekly
  • An entertaining read with an important theme. Chicago Sun-Times
  • The plot surges forward, pulling us along as we turn those pages a mile a minute. San Francisco Chronicle
  • A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club
  • “The plot surges forward, pulling us along as we turn those pages a mile a minute.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “An entertaining read…The story unfolds in breakneck fashion with those wonderful pages-long passages of taut Grisham dialogue.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Frenetically paced [and] entertaining…Grisham seems more determined than ever to try to use his clout to effect social change…And if there’s any justice, The Street Lawyer will be his biggest hit yet.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Enough plot zigzags to keep readers happily hooked.”


  • “Grisham at his plot-driven best.”

    Denver Post

  • “Powerful.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Riveting.”

    Detroit News

  • “A suspense with a social conscience…the true strength of the novel is that it deals with a serious social issue—homelessness—a topic the author addresses with genuine sympathy and considerable earnest.”

    Legal Times

  • “A great read!”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Intricately plotted…smoothly told…[a] moving exploration of the world of the homeless.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • 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 by Mary Holm | 2/19/2014

    " This book was published in 1998, yet the topics it covers--homelessness, inequality, the divide between the rich and the poor--are even more relevant today. Sad to see that in 14 years we've made no progress addressing these concerns, in fact, we've lost ground. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jonna | 2/17/2014

    " Not as great as his other books, but still a good read. The plot was building to be something fantastic, but fizzled in the end for some reason. He could've ended it in so many different ways that what he chose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Allen | 2/8/2014

    " This is one of those books that hooks you and keeps you reading till the end. Just enough mystery to make you wonder what is going to happen in the end. Sure the ending was a little contrived there at the very, very end, but in a perfect world wouldn't something like that be cool? Just once? Over all I had fun reading this and reccomend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike Reintjes | 1/30/2014

    " Love Grisham's characters. Stories always wind up big then let down really slow. "

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