The Rainmaker by John Grisham audiobook

The Rainmaker: A Novel

By John Grisham
Read by Frank Muller

Random House Audio 9780385424738
16.90 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781415920862

John Grisham's five novels -- A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and The Chamber -- have been number one best-sellers, and have a combined total of 47 million copies in print. Now, inThe Rainmaker, Grisham returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Time To Kill, and weaves a riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed. Combining suspense, narrative momentum, and humor as only John Grisham can, this is another spellbinding read from the most popular author of our time. Grisham's sixth spellbinding novel of legal intrigue and corporate greed displays all of the intricate plotting, fast-paced action, humor, and suspense that have made him the most popular author of our time. In his first courtroom thriller since A Time To Kill, John Grisham tells the story of a young man barely out of law school who finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless companies in America -- and exposing a complex, multibillion-dollar insurance scam. In hs final semester of law school Rudy Baylor is required to provide free legal advice to a group of senior citizens, and it is there that he meets his first "clients," Dot and Buddy Black. Their son, Donny Ray, is dying of leukemia, and their insurance company has flatly refused to pay for his medical treatments. While Rudy is at first skeptical, he soon realizes that the Blacks really have been shockingly mistreated by the huge company, and that he just may have stumbled upon one of the largest insurance frauds anyone's ever seen -- and one of the most lucrative and important cases in the history of civil litigation. The problem is, Rudy's flat broke, has no job, hasn't even passed the bar, and is about to go head-to-head with one of the best defense attorneys -- and powerful industries -- in America.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

John Grisham's five novels -- A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and The Chamber -- have been number one best-sellers, and have a combined total of 47 million copies in print. Now, inThe Rainmaker, Grisham returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Time To Kill, and weaves a riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed. Combining suspense, narrative momentum, and humor as only John Grisham can, this is another spellbinding read from the most popular author of our time. Grisham's sixth spellbinding novel of legal intrigue and corporate greed displays all of the intricate plotting, fast-paced action, humor, and suspense that have made him the most popular author of our time. In his first courtroom thriller since A Time To Kill, John Grisham tells the story of a young man barely out of law school who finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless companies in America -- and exposing a complex, multibillion-dollar insurance scam. In hs final semester of law school Rudy Baylor is required to provide free legal advice to a group of senior citizens, and it is there that he meets his first "clients," Dot and Buddy Black. Their son, Donny Ray, is dying of leukemia, and their insurance company has flatly refused to pay for his medical treatments. While Rudy is at first skeptical, he soon realizes that the Blacks really have been shockingly mistreated by the huge company, and that he just may have stumbled upon one of the largest insurance frauds anyone's ever seen -- and one of the most lucrative and important cases in the history of civil litigation. The problem is, Rudy's flat broke, has no job, hasn't even passed the bar, and is about to go head-to-head with one of the best defense attorneys -- and powerful industries -- in America.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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

Reviews

Reviews

by Holly 9/13/2017
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An excellent courtroom drama

Skip the movie, get the book—it’s so much better! Rudy Baylor is a young struggling lawyer who suddenly finds himself smack in the middle of a major lawsuit against some heavy hitters. Obviously he lacks the experience and intimidation factor to take on such a team, but he doesn’t back down. He’s a winning protagonist, though my favorite character in this book is the judge. He’ll have none of the corporate lawyers’ BS, and his rulings against them help tip back the scales so they’re not so completely out of Rudy’s favor. Still, Rudy winds up even more in over his head when he decides to help a young battered wife escape her abusive husband.

This is a fun, gripping story, one of my favorite Grisham novels.

Author

Author Bio: John Grisham

Author Bio: John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of more than thirty-five novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and seven novels for young readers. Thirty-three of his crime thrillers have made the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 16.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English