When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired the McDeeres a decorator. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray–doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail–already knew: You never get nothing for nothing. Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch’s firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice–if he wants to live.
This smart and smooth audio edition of Grisham's 1991 novel now a television series on NBC about attorney Mitch McDeere and his wife, Abby, captures everything that made the book so popular. Narrator Scott Brick follows the author's lead, reading in a steady pace during expository sections the introduction of newly minted Harvard law graduate McDeere to the sinister members of the Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke and his gradual understanding that the death rate of the firm's lawyers is off the charts and picks up the pace during moments of action and suspense. For his rendition of Mitch, Brick initially captures the character's youth and brash overconfidence and later shows his confusion, suspicion, and fear. Additionally, Brick is masterful in his portrayal of Tammy Hemphill, a friendly private eye's blonde, buxom secretary, who is at first nervous and afraid, but blossoms as she helps McDeere. Her deep-fried Southern accent takes on a triumphant insouciance that may be this audio's brightest moment. A Dell paperback.
Definitely a good book!
The Firm is one of the first books I read by John Grisham. For being the first book he published, I didn’t think it was as good as most other books I’ve read by him, but it came close! The Firm is suspenseful, thrilling, and scary! I’ve also watched the movie. It’s been several years since the one and only time I watched the movie, but I remember it just well enough to know that the book, not surprisingly, was better! I’m a definite fan of the author, having read 11 of his books, The Firm included. To his fans, I recommend this one just as much as all of his other books, which are terrific reads!
This was my first Grisham book and no lie I've read it more than 5 times and don't get bored of it. A true masterful piece of fiction. One of the very best, period. If you want suspense, humor and egde of your seat excitement, grab this book. It's 100 times better than the movie.
Great, suspenseful novel!
This was my first John Grisham book. I absolutely loved it! Grisham is a master storyteller and keeps you on the edge of your seat up to the very end. Loved this book. I'll definitely be reading more of his books.