Yes. The story was rich with interesting characters and was gripping from one scene to the next. Frank Muller was an excellent narrator and brought all the characters to life.
Rudy, the main character, was my favorite. In the beginning of the book, he makes some bad decisions and is overly trusting and naive. But as the story progresses, he learns from his mistakes and ends up outsmarting the bad guys. He's an easy going guy with a sense of humor and a very caring side, but he's also smart and calculating. It's easy for the bad guys to underestimate him and his performance in the court room during the big trial is very impressive.
Frank Muller did an excellent job with all the characters. He even did a great job with the female ones, which often does not work very well with a male reader.
This book is gripping and very entertaining. I was drawn in quickly and was anxious to find out what would happen next.
My only complaint about this book is that it is recorded off the audio CDs and some of the text between chapters is repeated and you hear a "insert disk 8" or something like that. Too bad audible did not check the recording and edit these mistakes out. But, these mistakes do not take away from the overall story and performance enough to complain too much.
Like other works of John Grisham, a lot of things happen in the story that you would not normally see around you. All of the world's luck happen to one person. But other than that, it's a great Audiobook and Frank Muller truly nailed it. At first I wanted to listen to it at my lunch time, however, I ended up listening to it in the morning, in the afternoon, at night, and whenever I had time, even at work.
Super Super Super
Don't have a favorite character
This was the first one I have listened to by Frank Muller. I like it.
I like the book.
I had read this book before and it was great getting to enjoy it in the audible format.
Yes, it's a great story, and it really never gets dry like some legal thrillers do.
Frank Muller is great in any book or story!!
Reboot (because a film has already been made of this book)
I can't count how many times this audio repeats itself. (at least more than 5...) They read a paragraph, and then you hear it again...
I really liked the book. I was on the edge of my seat 1/2 the time!
Clint is a great character! I genuinely hated him!
I expected more from Grisham. Prior to "The Rainmaker" I read: "The Painted House", and "The Testament". Rainmaker was by far the weakest of the three, in my opinion.
Aside from the obvious editing problem for the audio version(repeating beginning sentences of new chapters) the story was outlandish, and so far in favor of the underdog, that I was having trouble rooting for the underdog (because we already knew that he would win his very first case, and win big, and make the other lawyers look corrupt and inept).
I know John Grisham is famous for his court dramas, but I found myself thinking: "I don't like this Grisham guy in the courtroom". I was surprised that I really didn't like this story, as I liked the other stories I read very much.
I will have to try another Grisham novel to determine whether I really like his writing style or not, as they say: "the Jury is still out".
Determination, willingness and principled
He was very good. Engendered intrigue through modulation.
Ambulance Chasing with scruples
Keep up the good works John.
Two words - Mr. Garrison. If you watch South Park you'll know what I mean anytime the narrator tries to do an elderly voice. Hilarious at first but kind of detracts from the story after a while.
A long time reading junky that has moved to audiobooks to continue the addiction despite the busy work and family life.
I've listened to almost all of Frank Muller's other performances. I specifically looked up some old books that he did just for the joy of hearing his voice again. He was one of the greats and his story makes me sad. Enjoy a great book read by the GREAT Frank Muller.