Written By: John Grisham

Narrated By: Ari Fliakos

Date: October 2017

Duration: 10 hours 17 minutes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right?  Well, yes and no . . .

Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.


  • Carol A

    One of John Grisham’s very best novels. It held my interest throughout the entire book. Couldn’t put it down. The narration was awesome.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  • michael c

    One of Grisham's top 3. Loved it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  • Babara P

    Liked it very much. It seems that it could be a real story. Always like his books. I liked the narration .

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Lauren H

    This is the worst but he has ever written no suspense drug on forever not good

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Jason S

    I wasn't a fan of the narration at first; however, after a while the narrator grew on me. The book itself was very interesting: though a work of fiction, it seemed quite plausible. It was a good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Sarah C

    I thought the narration was lacking.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • susan l

    I? could not stop listening Grisham exposes the trap of unethical law schools for profit. Beware. Just as importantly, we learn of gut wrenching plight of immigrant families.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Terry C.

    Disappointed in the glorification of dishonesty, although it sort of reflects our president. Turned it off twice because it offended me. Think I am getting a little thin skinned due to our political environment . Felt the author wanted to glorify dishonesty. I expected more from the Author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tiara D.

    Book started off exciting then went downhill very quickly. I expected much more out of a John Grisham novel. Terribly disappointed. Not worth the time. The narrator was great though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Thomas U.

    The narrator seemed as bored by the plot as I was.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ryan A.

    I’m shocked so many people rated this book as good. The charectors and actions they took was so absurd I caught myself laughing out loud. I had to laugh again that I wasted money on this download.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Andy D

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. You hated loving this unlicensed law firm. A great story, that delves into the frustration of student loans, and subpar colleges. As in all your books, you can't really figure out the ending until the last page. One of your best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • John O

    It seemed that this books intent was to depress even the most avid Grisham fan. The story went off on a rant about everything that has been hashed about in the news. It has a definite liberal slant. I was very disappointed because I have been a Grisham fan for years. The narrator was very droll. I struggled to get through the book. Don’t waste your money on this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Bridget S

    Like other reviewers..not Grisham's best work. But, very easy to listen to. Make travel time pass buy. Limited characters so easy to follow. The whole "Law school/loans was interesting. Glad I listened...glad I didn't waste time reading!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Diana p

    The story was so over the place. I'm a huge Grisham fan but this really messed the mark. The narrator was terrible! The "voices" he uses are ridiculous.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kathleen C

    I enjoyed it. The plot was very relevant to today. There was a lot to keep me interested so I I finished it in two days!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • A Cochrun

    I think is was a great story line. It does keep you interested the whole time. Very creative and I just loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Very entertaining. I enjoyed the story line.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Julianne C

    This story is very believable relative to the huge amount of debt some students end up with for college loans and the less than stellar schools many of them pay big bucks to attend. It was narrated very well and held my attention. Listened on a road trip and it made the hours fly by.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kristin W.

    Loved listening to the story. Classic Grisham

  • Janet G.

    One of my favorite John Grisholm novels! If he were to write a sequel I’d be first in line to buy it! Narrator brought the story to life - great job!

  • Catherine C.

    Ugh, so disappointing. Aside from the terrible subject of glorifying thanking advantage of underprivileged people, the massive plot holes and under developed characters made this book almost painful to read. I kept holding out hope that in the end it would come together but it didn’t.

  • Debi K.


  • Anna W.

    This makes me so sad to say, but The Rooster is my least favorite book of John Grisham’s . In fact, I had a hard time believing he wrote this novel. As usual, it started off capturing my attention within the first few pages, but probably mid way, it took a turn and went so far off course that I was skimming parts of the book looking for it to pick back up. I was dumbfounded with its unrealistic plot.

  • Renai M.

    I loved this book. Student debt is definitely a topic I can relate to. I was captivated by the schemes and the relationships of the main characters.

  • Donna L.

    Enjoyed the book, but thought is dragged in parts. It was a wild ride.

  • John C.

    the book was good. author has written better. The narrator kept reading like he was late for an appointment somewhere else. If you would have slowed down a little the book would have gotten higher marks

  • David G.

    Great story and great narration. I enjoyed a lot

  • Lisa S.

    Boring book. Narrator did a great job reading such a boring book!

  • Laureen L.

    One of Grisham's worst novels I've ever read. I forced myself to finish it just on principle. It dragged on & on. I was bored. SO unlike other Grisham novels that held my interest from the first page forward. Blech.

  • Sarah A.

    I binge listened this one. Excellent book, great narration! Highly recommend.

  • Berva Lorraine H.

    I have enjoyed all of John Grisham’s books. This was a very plausible story. The good narration made for easy listening.

  • James M

    Great Grisham. His books can be formulaic and a little tedious. I rooted hard for the main characters as they David the big bad Goliath. We all want a little revenge for the magic beans we’ve been sold. This book delivers.

  • Anonymous

    this is simply the best John G I have ever read. I could not sleep. This novel had my heart racing to the very end. I actually was applauding at the end of the book. I don't think I can ever muster the courage and balls to do what those guys did. But what the heck. they fought back against a crooked system and won. It's not if you win or lose but how you play the game. Life is a big bloody game and they will be winners and losers. some will forever remain on the sidelines picking up the crumbs

  • Terry T

    Fun look at the law and the cost of education

  • Richard B

    It wasn’t my favorite Grisham book, but it was still a good read. It definitely makes you think about the student debt problem in our country.

  • Bob M

    Narrator was good - storyline was interesting but lacked something - still enjoyed very much and would reccomend

  • N Krehlik

    This was a quick “read”. Certainly not one of Grisham’s best! The narrator was good.

  • Ann C

    Not one of my favorites!!

  • Karen R

    I always love John Grisham’s style and enjoyed Rooster Bar. But as he somewhat implied in his statement, this one lacked legal accuracy and I thought it stretched credulity of the characters. Still though, it was a good read.

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