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.
upper half (over 200 books)
A strong presentation of the young underdog lawyer against corporate greed, I know, thats pretty much Grishams thinbg.. but well done
well paced and nicely performed, pleasant voice
The Audio editing is embarassingly bad. This was obviously edited from a book on tape or CD and there were at least 6 occassions where entire paragraphs were repeated. didnt ruin the story but was distracting
This was the first John Grisham book I read/listened to, and I must say, The Rainmaker is my personal favorite Grisham novel. Frank Muller was an excellent narrator- I actually found my heart thudding in my chest during some of the trial scenes!
There were a few a few sub-plots throughout the book, which is why I liked it so much, but others my find this distracting. Also, some may find the ending a bit anticlimactic. I was a little dissatisfied with the ending at first, but the more time I spend away from it, the more satisfying it became.
Must read before you watch the movie, multiple story lines that are not writen into the movie. great for a road trip
A Legal English teacher in love with audiobooks.
Yep for sure.
The Street Lawyer
This audiobook was great. Hope I can hear some others soon. Great Legal Novel.
News flash: John Grisham is a great storyteller.
There's probably more that have seen the movie than read the book, but even if you've seen the movie the book is worth reading, and still fun.
Grisham's pattern of demented greedy, right-wing law machines versus saintly, noble lawyers with no interests but the well being of the community hadn't quite developed yet in this book so the reader is spared his more obvious political messages.
All in all a very good book, clean language, no ugly scenes and just an enjoyable read (listen).