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The Rainmaker Audiobook

The Rainmaker

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Publisher's Summary

It's summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor's shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life. Now he doesn't have a job or a prayer - except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it. By the time Rudy gets to court, a heavyweight corporate defense team is there to meet him. And suddenly he's in over his head, plunged into a nightmare of lies and legal maneuverings. A case that started small is exploding into a thunderous million-dollar war of nerves, skill, and outright violence - a fight that could cost one young lawyer his life, or turn him into the biggest rainmaker in the land.

©1995 John Grisham (P)1995 Random House, LLC

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    Scott Agnew 26/03/2016
    Scott Agnew 26/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    Brilliant nearly called a sick day at work just to finnish it highly recommend for everyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 24/10/2016
    Julie 24/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating"

    Could not stop listening to this story. Has a few twists and turns to keep you engaged.

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  • M
    WARRINGTON, United Kingdom
    2/12/14
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    "Favourite Grisham Book"

    I love this book. Lots of plots within plots with the prevailing story being the inexperienced lawyer facing the massive firm. A true Favid and Goliath story. I prefer Grishams early books and think this is his best. Very good legal drama well read by the narrator.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Patsy Puttnam
    Skibbereen, County Cork, IE
    28/05/15
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    "utterly brilliant couldn't stop listening"

    narrator and story were totally as one. I loved it every chapter
    couldn't recommend it more highly. Another Great Grisham.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • claire
    31/10/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Absolutely love john Grisham. Read most of them twice. Totally recommend all of his books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    13/01/15
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    "Not bad"

    Good story. Weak ending. Three interwoven narratives. One of the weakest provides the conclusion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mgemelia
    16/01/17
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    "Classic John Grisham"

    Loved this book from beginning to end you feel got the under dogs and even admire the ones on the wrong side of the law

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr
    7/01/17
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    "Retro look into a Grisham classic - prophetic"
    What made the experience of listening to The Rainmaker the most enjoyable?

    As an ex law student, the arc of the story seemed to have some personal elements. I understand the anguish of the character and very much enjoyed where this story ended up.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rainmaker?

    Difficult to answer without giving spoilers away. In a book with over 50 chapters it is impossible to give a fair answer.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favourite?

    The narration was well performed over a long book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Impossible to listen to in one session.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for the offer during January which only made this book a fiver. I've got 3 other Grisham's to read, including his most recent one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    1/03/16
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    "Brilliant"
    If you could sum up The Rainmaker in three words, what would they be?

    Beautifully written, exciting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rudy Bayler. Well drawn, believable and likeable character.


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No, but he was excellent!


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I don't like about this book is the total (aside from a very brief peripheral appearance toward the end) lack of any strong, successful women. It did if course team with strong, successful men. Did Rudy's love interest have to be a vulnerable, passive woman? However, it was so good that it still merits a 5* review. I would have loved to find a series of books featuring Rudy. Sadly, it seems it's not to be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Wendy Davidson
    25/02/16
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    "Gripping "

    I found this book absolutely gripping and couldn't put it down. The story line was amazing and the narrator was excellent. I would like to find some more Grisham books with the same narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrian & Andre's mum
    21/02/16
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    "Just when I started to get tired of John Grisham books"

    Rainmaker is kinda different, I think, from the rest of JG's books.
    I started getting used to his pattern and formula of writing books but I like this one. It has a different feel to it , I love the dry, sarcastic tones it started with , a little bit mean but funny (not in the Hahahaha sense) . He didn't keep it up though and I wished he did , the character became a bit soft later on .
    Good read altogether

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ymgandy
    9/02/16
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    "Very enjoyable, compulsive listening."

    I really enjoyed this book. I think John Grisham is a first class author and the narrator perfect for the story. I could believe him as the main character and the voices of the other characters was not overdone. Highly recommended.i

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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