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The Rainmaker by John Grisham

The Rainmaker (1995)

by John Grisham

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the best one yet — no sex, no violence, no blood, no filthy words — great story!

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.
  christinejoseph | Feb 8, 2016 |
Not Grisham's best work, but still a pretty good story. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
great story ( )
  andreancarr | Oct 27, 2015 |
great story ( )
  andreancarr | Oct 27, 2015 |
This book is dry. Slow. Boring. I'm only to Chapter 33 and I'm using it as a sleeping aid. It has such limited forward motion. Still want to finish, as I want to know what happens, so more to come, but a very MEH offering.


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The ending felt like such a let down after all the build up through the book. It read very dry, like a textbook more than a fiction novel. I still found plot and motion, but just seemed to crawl.

It remains meh. ( )
  gilroy | Aug 25, 2015 |
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John Grishamprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beck, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cookman, Whitney G.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Larkin, BobCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leszczyński, AndrzejTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muller, FrankNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sappinen, Jorma-VeikkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smit, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wessberge, ÉricTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wiemken, ChristelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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The supple voice and deft narrative skills of Frank Muller are an excellent match for this tremendously popular courtroom thriller. With subtle vocal changes, accents, and thoughtful interpretation, Muller helps elevate the drama and suspense of this fascinating tale, which pits a small-time rookie lawyer against the power and influence of a corrupt insurance company. Muller's talent gives life to the entire cast: from apathetic law students to slippery corporate lawyers and heartbroken senior citizens. "It's simple... they're a bunch of crooks," exclaims the young lawyer's first clients, an elderly couple bitter over being swindled. "They think we're simple, ignorant trash with no money to fight 'em." Battling his instinct to agree, he sets out to defend their rightful claims and finds himself enmeshed in a suspenseful case of ruthless intimidation and deadly criminal behavior. (Running time: 17 hours, 12 cassettes) --George Laney

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In his final semester of law school, Rudy Baylor "finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless companies in America -- and exposing a complex, multibillion-dollar insurance scam."

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