I found it hard to follow after the first half and lost interest. My wife felt the same. We both are Grisham fans and have all of his books. We could not beleive he wrote it.
I like mysterys. I will buy the next Grisham book because they are usally great.
The reader did a good job.
The plot was slow to evolve, and at times a bit unbelievable.......the villains were difficult to identify, but once discovered became an interesting journey......the plot kept my interest.....with all the twists, turns, and new characters introduced....the ending was a bit ho-hum (big build up---big let down) ......over-all a fun, listen with good narration.
Seriously, this book is crap. If John Grisham actually wrote this, he should either be ashamed or just quit writing. It's pedestrian, predictable and silly. I have vowed NEVER to buy another book by him as in addition to having no real story to tell, he appears to be adding useless details to increase his word count. If you like books in this genre read Gone Girl which actually has real twists and suspense. This has a dull, ponderous generic narrative. Don't bother.
Don't really know where the 5's are coming from on this book. Mal or Max is not a very likable guy. The story is hard to follow but still very predictable and the narrator sounds like he's getting payed by the minute. I almost wish they would have put Max back in prison.
What could have been a fascinating story about race, the law, and personal identity goes....nowhere. Unrealistic plot and uninteresting characters. Hard to believe that a Grisham book could be this tedious.
An Audible fan about to pass 500 titles in my library.
Another riveting story by a master story teller. This is sit in your drive-way good. The best Grisham? I don't know. But wonderfully fun, fast paced with a satisfying conclusion. Five Huzzahs.
What happened to my - until now - favorite author? I only hope he did not write this book himself. Because it's a scary thought that he did. It could only mean that with age a man's humor and common sense, no matter how compelling, become as frail as his muscles and reading his new books turns into one big yawn, on a par with watching him lifting weights.
Usually a novel is either full of unrealistic action, suspense and over the top plot twists or it is very realistic, believable and boring. But this book manages to both.
Spoiler Alert -- If two Americans who are traveling alone on a private jet deplane in Jamaica, the first one gets caught with 2 kilos of cocaine and a fake passport and the second one vanishes before anyone can question him, how is it that we are suppose to believe the second one is not going to be immediately suspected by the Jamaican authorities of having been involved or at least be sought for questioning?. Of course this is the somehow the best scheme the main character could come up with to get the first one in trouble but the second one who is the main character, while somehow not even being concerned that it might not work.The plane, the cocaine and even Jamaica all had nothing to do with anything except to fulfill this ridiculousness plan. It took half the book to set this up and this is the payoff?
Anyways, this read is very disappointing. I will definitely think twice before buying another Grisham novel again.
I was very disappointed in this book. I did not like the characters at all, they were dull. The narration was blase. Overall, there was no passion, no interesting characters, no gripping story line.
This book struck me as the 3rd book in a 3 book contract. Just get it done so that the author has completed his obligation.
I know that Grisham has the talent, and that Jackson has a great voice. I believe that their future projects will be better.
Don't let The Racketeer tempt you, just pass on this one.
I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.
While I was pretty captivated by the plot, I still didn't think this was one of Grisham's best. I suppose it's still worth a listen though.