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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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    Amazon Customer 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Poor audio"

    Great book and well narrated. Unfortunately, it seems that it was poorly taken from CD. Sentences or paragraphs are routinely repeated as if a switching CDs. At one point it even says," story continued on disk 8".

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    Hollywood 09-30-17
    Hollywood 09-30-17
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    "Another Grisham Classic!"

    Not a lot to say but another John Grisham book at its finest. The story may be a little far fetched, but a strict adherence to reality is not why we read fiction novels.

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    Joe 09-26-17
    Joe 09-26-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Production issues but still a fun book"

    Apparently this was produced for CD and audio tape. Now it’s been transferred over for Digital use. There are several instances of repeating dialogue where one section was stopped in another section was started. Not a big deal and I really enjoyed the book

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    angela lee 09-23-17
    angela lee 09-23-17
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    "HORRIBLE NARRATION!!!!"

    Frank Muller is an awful narrator. The story is awesome but the narration ruined it for me.

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    Anonymous 09-15-17
    09-15-17 Member Since 2012
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    "wow"

    What a cool story. Learned a lot about insurance and lawyers. I don't like either.

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    Mike 09-14-17
    Mike 09-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it"

    loved it many twists and turns. even though the outcomes were somewhat predictable, story still kept my full attention and desire to keep reading and not put it down.

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    Dave Kinnicutt 06-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "David vs Goliath lawyer story"

    This story has been around awhile and has been made into a movie. But like all movies they don't have the feel and drama that a novel provides. This book is about a battle between the good vs evil, right vs wrong, small guy vs giant corporation. Narration was excellent

    I would have given the overall 5 stars but the engineering on at least the download I received was very flawed. On a dozen times or more, sentences would repeat themselves. It was not totally frustrating and easy able to be ignored but its there. Maybe it was just my download.

    Don't let that stop you for a good story. Definitely worth the credit

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    Craig Faris South Carolina 06-15-17
    Craig Faris South Carolina 06-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "My all time favorite John Grisham novel."

    I loved this book when I first read it in the mid ninetys and still was glued to the story two decades later. highly recommended.

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    Jack Daniels 05-13-17
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    "One of Grisham's Best"

    This is a great story that takes us from a law student's last year in school through a gripping trial. The twists and turns keep us guessing. You are not going to predict what is coming next easily. I cannot say enough about this work.

    The characters are believable really easy to like (and dislike.) The writing keeps the listener interested all the way through. This one makes the miles go by fast.

    At this point there needs to be a note on the technical side of creating this audio book. The process to convert this title to Audible format is very sloppy.

    It is reasonably certain Audible took this audio book from commercially produced CD's available in book stores. This book treats the listener to the fade out and fade in between disk changes. At one point we hear an announcer tell us "This is disk 8."

    The production glitches are not distracting enough to take all that much from the story, but they are distracting. Technical issues really affect some listeners so it needs to be mentioned here.

    It also wouldn't hurt Audible to get some feedback on the their production standards.

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    Marcia Moore 04-02-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story but........"

    Poor editing. Many areas are repeated twice. The reader sounds too old for the part. Otherwise I enjoyed the story

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