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
"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.
"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.
Absolutely love john Grisham. Read most of them twice. Totally recommend all of his books.
Good story. Weak ending. Three interwoven narratives. One of the weakest provides the conclusion.
"One of his best."
I read and liked the book years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed this audio version. It's on my 'listen again' list.
"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
"Retro look into a Grisham classic - prophetic"
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.
Difficult to answer without giving spoilers away. In a book with over 50 chapters it is impossible to give a fair answer.
The narration was well performed over a long book.
Impossible to listen to in one session.
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.
Beautifully written, exciting.
Rudy Bayler. Well drawn, believable and likeable character.
No, but he was excellent!
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.
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.
"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
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