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The Rainmaker

Narrated by: Frank Muller
Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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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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First time reading a book by John Grisham

Great book. Believable characters and plot development. Many threads dropped, as in real life. A satisfying listen masterfully narrated by Frank Muller

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Best audio book I've listened to.

The story was great, well written and
the narrator nailed it +++.
Kept me spellbound through the whole story. Laughs, sadness and characters I was endeared to, others I loathed, brought about by a great author and phenomenal narrator.

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Great story

Love the story. Grisham is a brilliant writer however the recording for this one seemed to be quieter than others.

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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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Excellent

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

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  • M
  • 02-12-2014

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 David and Goliath story. I prefer Grishams early books and think this is his best. Very good legal drama well read by the narrator.

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  • Patsy Puttnam
  • 28-05-2015

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.

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  • Andrew
  • 13-01-2015

Not bad

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

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  • eestro
  • 03-07-2019

Brilliant

One of Grisham’s best novels, fantastically paced & genuinely intriguing. The narration is spot on - Muller should be used for all of Grisham’s material!

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  • Mrs Sweetman
  • 24-09-2018

best one yet

This is my favourite Grisham book, excellently read by the narrator. Lots of twists and turns - i didn't know how it was going to turn out right until the last sentence.

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  • Dr. G. McGhee
  • 24-04-2018

A fantastic read

I have really enjoyed this book more than many I’ve listened to in the recent past.

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  • Em
  • 29-03-2018

My first Grisham... loved it.

Mostly I loved the characters... he is great at saying a lot with with just a few words... very visual. Great story. Narration was brilliant. Thanks

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  • Ginger
  • 15-08-2019

Great

What a page turner! I thoroughly enjoyed this and recommend it to any Grisham fan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-2019

splendid

I loved every minute and every detail. Splendid narration. Another lovely work from Grisham.
I could not tear myself away till the very end.

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  • vera
  • 21-07-2019

Brilliant!

The best book I’ve read for a long time. The narrator was brilliant as I just could not stop listening. I was sorry when it finished