The Associate

The Associate

Audiobook CD - 2009
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If you thought Mitch McDeere was in trouble inThe Firm, wait until you meet Kyle McAvoy, THE ASSOCIATE. Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief ofThe Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even though it's a job most law students can only dream about. Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed. With an unforgettable cast of characters and villains --- from Baxter Tate, a drug-addled trust fund kid and possible rapist, to Dale, a pretty but seemingly quiet former math teacher who shares Kyle's cubicle at the law firm, to two of the most powerful and fiercely competitive defense contractors in the country. Featuring all the twists and turns that have made John Grisham the most popular storyteller in the world, THE ASSOCIATE is vintage Grisham. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2009.
ISBN: 9781415958896
1415958890
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD GRISHAM
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (approximately 73 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Singer, Erik

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mybookishself
Jan 19, 2017

Good story, at first, but it's tough to root for the protagonist, as he's a bit of a d0uche. Then it meanders and gives you sub-plots that go nowhere, and seems utterly predictable. But it has you thinking, "Gee, what's going to happen?" Spoiler alert - NOTHING. As others have said here, the ending absolutely makes you wonder why you wasted your time. A stay-away, for sure. It feels like the book Grisham wrote his freshman year of high school.

Also, the book is hampered by the TERRRIBLE narrator for this audio version, wow, what a stinker!

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rahmmie
Jun 02, 2015

This was a re-read for me and I found it as unsatisfying this time as I did the first time I read it. Grisham can definitely write and that's probably why I found the ending of this book so disappointing. However, overall, the book is not bad, it keeps you reading to see what will happen

barbfisherh May 18, 2012

Barb and Doris

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nitetraino
Jan 08, 2010

This story lacked a decent ending and consequently leaves an empty taste. Nowhere near the effort of his best works. 4 of 10 stars

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c210flyer
Aug 24, 2009

Good writer. Good story. 8 of 10 for me.

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