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3.00003997015562 out of 53.00003997015562 out of 53.00003997015562 out of 53.00003997015562 out of 53.00003997015562 out of 5 3.00 (75,056 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Frank Mulle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 job 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 …

Bestselling author John Grisham returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Time to Kill to weave this riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed. Combining suspense, narrative momentum, and humor as only John Grisham can, The Rainmaker provides another spellbinding, thrill-a-minute read.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A taut and terrific page-turner.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Great fun to read …The complex plotting is Grisham’s major accomplishment.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “The pace is fast, the characters quirky, the result entertaining.”

    USA Today

  • “[Grisham is] a mighty narrative talent.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “This bittersweet tale, the author’s quietest and most thoughtful, shows that Grisham’s imagination can hold its own in a courtroom as well as on the violent streets outside.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The supple voice and deft narrative skills of Frank Muller are an excellent match for this tremendously popular courtroom thriller.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review (audio review)

  • “An excellent production; recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Patty Cook | 2/19/2014

    " OH I COULD NOT THIS BOOK DOWN.. A real page turner!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wesley | 2/6/2014

    " I feel this was one of the better books Grisham has ever written. Naturally there is enough legality to suffice any of his readers. There was also a serious mix of heart I feel. You could tell that a real writer would loved to write and was a writer first and a law man 2nd. Not as if you were trying to squeeze the law into a book but a book had been written with law to help balance the story. This is also one of the better movies. Sure it's predictable in some parts. This kind of thing happens more often than not though. A definite must read out of the Grisham books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Peri | 1/23/2014

    " Giving this a go - well out of my comfort zone with this type of book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stacy Scott | 1/14/2014

    " I love this book. It was wonderfully entertaining, awe inspiring, and satisfying. A simple storyline, with wonderful twists and touching moments puts this book into my top ten. "

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