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The Rainmaker: A Novel

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Written By: John Grisham

Narrated By: Michael Beck

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: July 2000

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes


He's a young lawyer who does yard work in exchange for rent. Then one little case begins to explode...

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 old 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...


  • Shannon T

    Best narrator I have heard. The book was very interesting and hunuoous at times. But I am seriously going to track down other audiobooks Frank Muller has narrated because he was awesome

  • Sandra Bernight

    A very nice read, to bad the movie couldn't make it like how the book was written. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  • Christine Keener

    Pretty enjoyable. A decent read. It took a while to get interesting though, and a lot of the events towards the beginning were really unnecessary and somewhat boring. It took a while for me to grow to like Rudy, as he was quite selfish and prickish. I was really hoping for his (moral) character to be redeemed, and it was for the most part. There were quite a few laughs, and the trial was great fun.

  • David

    I think I'm done with Grisham's books. This one felt abridged and I really don't care about how amazing a lawyer's life is. This had a nice ending but it wasn't worth it unless you're really into the law thing. Also the music that goes along with the book is way too loud and was annoying.

  • Anonymous

    Is too the best Grisham. I loved this book. Some of the courtroom antics made me laugh out loud.

  • Mel Longano

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. Definitely worth the effort of overlooking scratches in some areas of the CDs.