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The Rainmaker

A Novel
Autor: John Grisham
Sprecher: Frank Muller
Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 59 Min.
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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. 

©1995 John Grisham (P)1995 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

"Great fun to read.... The complex plotting is Grisham's major accomplishment." (Los Angeles Times)

"A taut and terrific page-turner." (Entertainment Weekly)

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GREAT GRISHAM

Absolut fesselndes Werk von Grisham! Neben der Firma und der Runaway Jury eines der besten Werke vom Meister des Legal Thrillers! Eine TOP NOTE ist da selbstverständlich!!!

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sicher eines der besten Bücher...

ein echter Klassiker, jede Sekunde fesselnd, leider nach gerade 17h schon zu Ende, sehr empfehlenswert...

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Great Grisham!

Great book, good narrator. About 5-10 times in the book the audiobook skips a couple of seconds back and repeats. The first time a little surprising but then I got used to it. Recommended.

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Poor audio quality

Ok, someone really should work on these audio books and not just rip the CDs. Every time where there would be a disc change, at least one phrase gets repeated. Once you even hear "This book continues on disc x". And some time in the last 60 minutes, there is even a scratching noise instead of two or three words.
John Grisham's works deserve better.