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 joy 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 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
I liked the movie so much that I assumed I would like this but the characters were not nearly so nice and entertaining. Probably just me.
yes I always come back to my oldies
Kept me reading
Can not wait to see Italy
I really enjoyed the story and thought the book we well read, however there were some rather annoying errors in the recording. Several times, paragraphs would be repeated. There was also an instance when it said "change to disk 8" or something similar. The quality control in converting from the CD version to the digital version on the iPhone was very poor.
That being said, I was still able to enjoy the book.
This audio production obviously never went through QA. So many bad edits, repeated lines, etc. Very unprofessional. Otherwise outstanding.
The Rainmaker is classic Grisham with the usual twists and turns as another young lawyer learns to ply his trade. I really enjoyed the story, despite it being set in a world somewhat different from today - at least where technology is concerned. The performance was first rate. Muller was tops in his field - he could read the phone book and make that sound good. But the production values sucked. I'd estimate that at least 10 times a sentence or two was repeated - usually at the start of a chapter. And at least twice that I noticed, Muller said defense when he should of said plaintiff - or vice versa. Someone should have caught these errors. All in all though, it was still a good read (or I guess I should say, listen). Yes, I'll listen to it again someday.
Typical Muller. He was great in everything he did but like a type cast actor whenever I hear his voice I first hear Roland Deschain.
Someone should listen to the damn thing before releasing it. Why all the repeated sentences?
The narrator was very skillfull in the way he depicted all the different characters. Suspencful ---couldn't quit listening!
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)
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