We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Rainmaker Audiobook

The Rainmaker

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.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

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 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.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (1499 )
5 star
 (826)
4 star
 (495)
3 star
 (134)
2 star
 (31)
1 star
 (13)
Overall
4.4 (879 )
5 star
 (504)
4 star
 (290)
3 star
 (64)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.5 (877 )
5 star
 (548)
4 star
 (242)
3 star
 (60)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (11)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Suzanne Long Beach, CA, United States 01-28-14
    Suzanne Long Beach, CA, United States 01-28-14 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    65
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Liked the movie but not the book"
    What disappointed you about The Rainmaker?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Hillechien Edgerton, WI, United States 09-13-13
    Hillechien Edgerton, WI, United States 09-13-13 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Exelend triller of course it's a John Grisham"
    Would you listen to The Rainmaker again? Why?

    yes I always come back to my oldies


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Sure did


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Kept me reading


    Any additional comments?

    Can not wait to see Italy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gemma Houston, TX, United States 07-10-13
    Gemma Houston, TX, United States 07-10-13 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    43
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book, errors in recording"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    George Blomgren Bayview, WI 06-16-13
    George Blomgren Bayview, WI 06-16-13 Member Since 2013

    Curmudgeon

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Story, Terrible Editing"
    Any additional comments?

    This audio production obviously never went through QA. So many bad edits, repeated lines, etc. Very unprofessional. Otherwise outstanding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Edward 05-04-13
    Edward 05-04-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Classic Grisham but a bit dated"
    Would you listen to The Rainmaker again? Why?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Someone should listen to the damn thing before releasing it. Why all the repeated sentences?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Trenton North Richland Hills, TX, United States 04-24-13
    Trenton North Richland Hills, TX, United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Much more than the movie"

    The narrator was very skillfull in the way he depicted all the different characters. Suspencful ---couldn't quit listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sandra 04-06-13
    Sandra 04-06-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Totally entertaining."
    Would you listen to The Rainmaker again? Why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book is gripping and very entertaining. I was drawn in quickly and was anxious to find out what would happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Farshid Solimanpour Canada 03-20-13
    Farshid Solimanpour Canada 03-20-13 Member Since 2016

    Farshid

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Audiobook."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Glen Bowlegs, OK, United States 03-19-13
    Glen Bowlegs, OK, United States 03-19-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "John Grisham "The Rainmaker""
    If you could sum up The Rainmaker in three words, what would they be?

    Super Super Super


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don't have a favorite character


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first one I have listened to by Frank Muller. I like it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I like the book.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jason Edmond, OK, United States 03-11-13
    Jason Edmond, OK, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    35
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "David slays Goliath"
    What made the experience of listening to The Rainmaker the most enjoyable?

    I had read this book before and it was great getting to enjoy it in the audible format.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, it's a great story, and it really never gets dry like some legal thrillers do.


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Frank Muller is great in any book or story!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Reboot (because a film has already been made of this book)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.