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The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker
Author: John Grisham
Memphis lawyer Rudy Baylor thought his law degree would be his ticket to the good life. Now without a job, he pins his hopes on an insurance dispute that has left a family devastated and opened a door to a lawsuit. By the time he gets to court, a heavyweight defense team is assembled against him and Rudy is plunged into a maze of lies and legal ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440221654
ISBN-10: 044022165X
Publication Date: 2/1996
Pages: 598
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 886 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 9
1) I am actually surprised a Grisham book is going to make my Top 5 list of 2007. Oh, but it is. This was a fantastic book. The characters and plot were so well developed, it was really tough putting this book down. The story is typical Grisham. A young lawyer graduates from Memphis State. He has no money and no job. In order to make ends meet, he is forced to work for the sleaziest lawyer in town. But he takes with him a case against an insurance company that, if he gets lucky, could mean millions in punitive damages. His luck is not in his favor when the sleazy lawyer disappears and leaves Rudy and a paralegal named Deck, to start up an office of their own and take the case against one of the toughest law firms in Memphis. Grisham does the layman justice by explaining law in a way anyone can understand. I always take something away from a Grisham book. The action does not stop until the end of this one. And I have to say I was surprised but definitely satisfied with the ending. A must read!
Sandiinmississippi avatar reviewed The Rainmaker on + 263 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
It is Grisham - what else can ya say? At least this one has an ending and not just a mish-mash of new characters used to disguise the fact that he cannot close. One believable character. He should be tied to a chair and caused to repeat completethesory, completethestory, completethestory 1004 times.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is, in my opinion, one of John Grisham's best! Yet another book that you want to read instead of watching the movie!
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Helpful Score: 2
Vintage John Grisham. He's a young lawyer who does yard work in exchange for rent. Then one little case begins to explode.... Grisham never fails to satisfy.
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Helpful Score: 1
There are 12 cassettes in this box, it is unabridged, the box says it has a 17 hours running time.
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Everyone knows that screenplays are not always true to the book or clumsily truncated versions, but I enjoyed the movie by this name. However, the book is one of my favorite John Grisham novels. Mixing legal and insurance (as they do in the real world) and revealing the relationship between the two and the real lives that get mangled in the process strikes an authentic chord with anyone who's had to deal with such issues, and makes the rest of us shudder because but for the grace of God . . . And Mr. Grisham makes the characters easy to identify with or villify. Of, course we are (as we should be) left none the worse for the read and always with hope.
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Loved the book and the movie!
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John Grisham at his best.
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How wonderful it is to read a book that has everything. This book has emotion, action and drama. There were parts of the book that were hilarious. It is well written and has those off the wall details that make the book very entertaining. The characters feel real. So how could I stop reading it with all these qualities?
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in his first court room thriller since a time to kill, John Grisham tells the story of a young man barley out of law school who finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless companys in America- and exposing a complex , multi billion sollar insurance scam
Handlebars avatar reviewed The Rainmaker on + 153 more book reviews
Another great Grisham book.
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A John Grisham classic. Better than the movie. A great read for a long trip on the airplane or train because it keeps you turning the pages. Grisham's details and rich characters are compelling. I definitely recommend this book to Grisham fans or newbies alike!
Shellaree avatar reviewed The Rainmaker on + 270 more book reviews
A young lawyer who does yard work in exchange for rent. He has only one job: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit.
As always, John Grisham weaves a story more and more tightly until you are entangled in the story and have to see how it ends.
treyci avatar reviewed The Rainmaker on + 20 more book reviews
this was a great great book. personally, my favorite of john grisham's novels.
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This has four cassettes and is read by Michael Beck. This is a very good story. To complete law school he has to provide free legal advice to senior citizens. His first client was mistreated by a large insurance company.
ladycholla avatar reviewed The Rainmaker on + 2067 more book reviews
Great Grisham as always.
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Another great Grisham suspense!


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