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The Street Lawyer
The Street Lawyer
Author: John Grisham
Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience. — ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553455717
ISBN-10: 0553455710
Publication Date: 2/4/1998
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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scrapbooklady avatar reviewed The Street Lawyer on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Each page is full of thought provoking, emotional, eye opening events. I wasn't able to put the book down once I got into the story. this is definetely a must read if you are looking for something exciting, entertaining, and generally gives you a good feeling by the end of the story. As the story unfolds you become deeper and deeper intrigued. don't put it down and down hesitate to share this book with others once your've read it.
dragonath avatar reviewed The Street Lawyer on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Very touching story that really caused me to think about what it is that I have done to help others. Suspensfull page turner that is well worth the read!
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Helpful Score: 2
Too many coincidences. This book kept me interested for the first half but the story just became too..well, coincidental.
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Helpful Score: 1
John Grisham's ninth legal thriller opens with a bang, literally, when a grizzled and fragrant homeless man wanders into a Washington, D. C., law firm, takes nine attorneys hostage at gunpoint, and appropriates a vacant conference room to lecture on the importance of charitable contributions.
In the aftermath of the morning's unscheduled discussions, the 800-lawyer firm of Drake & Sweeney survives, but their uninvited guest does not. Michael Brock, one of the firm's rising young stars, comes away from his brush with death with a troubled conscience and a mental legal pad filled with unanswered questions. Who was this man, and what did he really want?

Michael decides to do some digging, and learns that his captor was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. But then he digs a little deeper and finds a dirty secret, a secret that involves Drake & Sweeney.

Disillusioned by his discoveries, Michael abruptly abandons the fast track and quits the firm, taking a top-secret file with him. He lands on the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer...and a thief.
AZmom875 avatar reviewed The Street Lawyer on + 624 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really liked the mystery and the live changing experience the main character is involved in. Very believable.
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It's your typical John Grisham book...lots of suspence and drama.
timtastic avatar reviewed The Street Lawyer on
I enjoyed this book. It was my first John Grisham book but not my last.
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A Grisham classic! Self-centered, money-hungry young lawyer turns into philatropist after a dramatic incident in which a homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage and makes them question their humanity.
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Typical Grisham. Light and quick legal fiction.
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I loved this book!
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This was probably one of my favorite John Grisham books. Michal Brock, despite being a well-off attorney, was very likable and easy to relate to. He is involved in an incident that is a life changing event, and he has to re-examine who he is and what he is doing. It was a very quick read and very believable.
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Good book!!
sfc95 avatar reviewed The Street Lawyer on + 686 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book, although I found that it did not draw me in to read it quickly. When I walked away from the book I could be away for long periods of time, yet while reading I found it thrilling. So for that reason I can't say it was wonderful. I like a book that does not allow for long periods of time away. Characters are well developed and likable. There are loose ends that I feel never materialized, but overall a good book.
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Typical Grisham - excellant read.
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Following a hostage experience, a divorce, and a jolt of his company's role in a messy eviction, a corporate lawyer finds himself disillusioned and adrift. He begins a journey to find a new purpose for his life and his law degree.
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A great one...Grisham is always good on audio...the picture for this shows a differen cover...this is The Street Lawyer by Grisham.
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Husband likes all the Grisham books.
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This is a very interesting listen. Good story.
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An attorney is followed into the elevator of his lavish office building by a transient, not knowing that his life will be forever changed by one unforgettable encounter...
A very compelling story.
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Although a well done Audiobook abridgement, nicely read by Michael Beck, the story itself is filled with cardboard stereotyped characters, unsubstantiated partisan political opinions, and bad dialogue in many chapters masquerading as (poor) imitations of Hemingway. And the "happily ever after" ending was over-the-top and not believable at all.