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The Rainmaker Audiobook

The Rainmaker

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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.

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    Mrs. Pearle G. Mintz Palm Desert, CA 01-22-17
    Mrs. Pearle G. Mintz Palm Desert, CA 01-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of Grisham's Best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Rainmaker to be better than the print version?

    Quite focused without a lot of side stories. More focused than some of his later books.I found myself laughing out loud quite a number of times during the reading. Just finished two other Grisham books this weeks and there was no humor at all. Makes me wonder if the same person wrote all these books. Lots of interesting information and the ending was unpredictable which is always fun. Problem I found in 2 recorded audio books this week was poor editing because of repetition of the same line at least 6 times.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rudy was my favorite because he is the head of the pack. The story is definitely about him and his beginnings as a lawyer.


    What three words best describe Frank Muller’s performance?

    Very excellent narration. Voices of characters were believable and different with a very large range of accents and tonalities. Very different from the narration of the Whistleblower which I read earlier this week and which narration was not enjoyable and it distracted me from the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I couldn't do it all in one sitting but I had a bad flu this week and this was the perfect answer to keep me in bed and getting better by plenty of hot tea and bedrest. Very absorbing and I read 3 of his novels this week in bed, got very much better. A pleasant way to get bed rest and get over the flu.


    Any additional comments?

    I was hapy to read some reviews before I bought. I think these are very helpful and I do always read them before buying.

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    Peter 12-06-16
    Peter 12-06-16
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    "The Movie is still better"

    My only complaint is that things went too smoothly for the main character. Frank Muller's narrating is wonderful, as always.

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    Tim P. Boyle 12-01-16
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    "Favorite Grisham"

    My favorite Grisham book so far. A must read for litigation attorneys and recent Law graduates.

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    mljbird Miami, FL 11-17-16
    mljbird Miami, FL 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great, like a movie in pace and detail."

    Narrator great in caharacteraions, p
    both in voice and drama. If you saw the movie you will be impressed by the similarity.

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    Kid Doc Chicago, IL 07-19-16
    Kid Doc Chicago, IL 07-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not what I have come to expect from Grisham"

    struggled to finish it. slow moving with too much filler. most of the main plot was pretty predictable . the end had a little bit of a twist though.

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    Emmaus Dan 07-14-16
    Emmaus Dan 07-14-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Another must read"

    Another spellbinding lawyer story by Grisham that prompts the reader or listener in my case to listen just a little bit longer or read more pages to learn a little bit more. Here we have a story of lawyers in a catfight who couldn't enjoy that!

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    Dean 05-28-16
    Dean 05-28-16
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    "Great story... but editing, really?"

    I really enjoyed this story. It has it all, great drama, boy finds girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl. It is annoying, however, that many, more than ten times even, the editing is so poorly done that a whole sentence or two is repeated. Isn't there quality control post editing? Really? Come on, you can do better. Otherwise, a great, riveting story that's hard to put down. Enjoy!

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    John 03-29-16
    John 03-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Production issues"

    There were 11 instances throughout the story where a short phase or sentence would repeat and 1 time where you heard "end of disk 8". Great story just clean up the production

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    SueW High Point 03-25-16
    SueW High Point 03-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Spellbinding"

    Book was wonderful, and the narration was EXCELLENT. I just finished a Stephen King book narrated by King himself. It was horrid. Grisham hooked me on this one. I loved it.

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    David GIANNET 03-05-16
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    "Enjoyed from the beginning to the end"

    The story was great the characters were very believable it was a very realistic story. The recording wasn't all that great. The quality was good but there were many parts that repeated the last sentence. Not sure why, but you can tell it was recorded from a cd. There was one part where it was interrupted by saying the story continues on the next disk. Although these interruptions were annoying it was not enough to detract from the story itself. I recommend it especially if you're a John Grisham fan. Hope this was helpful.

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