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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.

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Great, but needs a recording update

Only problem for me is that the audio engineer messed up a lot. No less than 15 segments were repeated, including a "please continue listening on disc 8". Otherwise 5 stars.

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Very good read!

Frank and John worked good together. Well read and a good story. Wished it was a little longer Good story

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Another wonderful book...

What made the experience of listening to The Rainmaker the most enjoyable?

The narrator Frank Muller...he always brings the characters to life really well. Great story line too.

What did you like best about this story?

Getting an inside look into the legal system....glad I didn't go to law school.

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

Well defined characters...I wasn't confused about anything in the story line. Frank was very good at this. Never gets anywhere near being mono leveled or boring when doing the characters.

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  • A User
  • Danville, IN, United States
  • 09-22-14

Really great story!

Five stars all around. I really enjoyed this one and had no idea Grisham could be so funny! Just a minor complaint with the technical aspect: there is an annoying repetition periodically of a full sentence, maybe a carry-over from moving from one disc or tape to the other. But not enough of a problem to take away the fun

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  • Judi
  • BAYSIDE, NY, United States
  • 12-27-11

Great Story

Would you listen to The Rainmaker again? Why?

Yes, I would but perhaps in a year or so.

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

Well, not necessarily on the edge of my seat because it wasn't that type of story but it was extremely interesting and realistic. I appreciated all of the legal technical details — it made it more like a biography than a story.

Which scene was your favorite?

How Rudy took advantage of his phone having been tapped to mislead the other attorney.

Any additional comments?

This book is much better than the film.

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  • Rachel
  • Atascadero, CA, United States
  • 09-29-10

Grisham at his very best!

By far and away my favorite Grisham Book! Has both tears and laughter. A good lesson about what is wrong with the Health Care / Insurance mess in the states.

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Good not Great

Good Grisham book, but not his best. Worth the listen. As usual Frank Muller does a wonderful job as the Narrator, its as shame he is no longer with us.

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Very Good

For me, nothing comes close to "A Time to Kill," but this one is really good. I recommend it to Grisham fans.

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the best so far

i have only read a few of his books and this by far is the best. I love books that take you where you are not expecting. Narrator is great too. I definetly didnt want this book to end.

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Very good, but very wordy

Great story, great book, hard and long Start took a long time to get into. Wish the ending was different,the book is very wordy, very detailed almost to the point of pointlesness. But great story, if you have seen the movie the book is a good thing to read to fill on the blanks, would definitely recommend this book