Five CDs, 6 hrs.
Performance Michael Beck
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...more
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Smooth, savvy, satisfying…I think this is my new favorite John Grisham novel. While not heavy on scholarly nuance, it has some depth and is crisp, right-hearted, expertly paced and reads like ice-cold lemonade on the porch in summertime.*
*Please feel free to mentally substitute the simile ‘hot toddy curled up in front of a fire in winter’ if you prefer.
While this page-turner is a very easy read, I wouldn’t call this light as G ...more
Rudy struggles from the outset. He's handed one opportunity after another, only to see ...more
The beginning I found meandering. There were just too many plot lines that contained no suspense or anything that grabbed me. I couldn't even feel anything for the main character until close to the middle of the book.
The middle of the book, however, was fantastic. It was engaging and fast paced. I found myself not wanting to put the book down. The centerpiece of the book, the main trial, was handled absolutely fantastically. There were so ...more
My favorite Grisham novel. This is the best one in my opinion. The only one of his books I kept. Rest, I gave them away. Because I have outgrown him . OK, I lied. I kept his Brethren novel too. But you get my point.
This was him getting as close to being a poet as he could.
*Saying it in South Park the movie fashion* Matt Damon got nothing on this book.
I would've liked A more fleshed resolution to Miss Bertie's problems however.
I haven't read a Grisham book since The Runaway Jury in 1997. This book made me want to go back and read his other works to see what I might have missed.
I love courtroom drama. RAINMAKER pits the law student who hasn’t even passed the bar yet and his “paralawyer” against the Big Bad Insurance Company that routinely denies EVERY claim made it against—initially.
Grisham is at the top of his game here; most of his novels are great first-reads (then give it a ...more
The writing was good enough to keep me turning the pages, but the story lacked and the characters were painfully stereotypical, except oddly enough for the main character. For a good guy, Rudy Baylor was unlikable, not in an anti ...more
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This is one of those books that left me sort of worn out with the struggles of life. It's not an escapist book as if you're having your own struggles going through the ones here will not exactly give relief. The people here including our ...more
This is my second Grisham novel (first being The Broker) so I was expecting that the other plot lines described in the beginning will eventually be useful or plot twisters somewhere but none of that happened so was disappointed a bit. But the trial ...more
But now I've read the book and ...more
إنها المرة الأولى التي أقرأ له فيها وإن كنت شاهدت له فيلمين هما
The Pelican Brief
والأخير من أفلامي المفضلة لأنه من بطولة نجمتي المفضلة
أعجبتني الرواية كثيرا ... في البداية كنت أفكر أنها مملة وكنت اتابع القراءة فقط إكراما لأحمد خالد تفيق ثم جاءت لحظة كانت هي بداية الإثارة وهي بداية التقاضي في قضية دوني راي وهي اللحظات التي جذبتني للرواية ولم اتركها إلا بسبب اختفاء نسختي الورقية بفعل أحد أبنائي لبعض الوقت
الرواية مكتوبة كأنها فيلم
والمضحك أنني من عنوان ...more
The characters are rich and the weaving of the plot keeps you in it till the end. The audio version of the story is also a treat as the narrator brings something extra to the story.
Even though the film was handled masterfully by the actors and director, it can't do justice to the full text of The Rainmaker.
Thank you John! A real pleasure reading and listening to your work!
This was going to be 5 stars up to the last 30 pages - I hated the bitter/bitter/sweet ending so 4 stars it is.
I enjoyed this book tremendously not only because the ...more
Favorite quote : "Life is too short to despise people who simply can't help what they've done"
Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of ...more