The Street Lawyer by John Grisham audiobook

The Street Lawyer: A Novel

By John Grisham
Read by Frank Muller

Random House Audio 9780385490993
10.32 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781415920848

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 D.C. 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: from 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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Summary

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

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 D.C. 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: from 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....

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club
 “Compelling…another timely tale from John Grisham.” Chicago Tribune
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
Compelling...if there's any justice, The Street Lawyer will be his biggest hit yet. Entertainment Weekly
“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.” People
“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

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Author Bio: John Grisham

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English