I have read other ones. I may try again.
You are lied to in the story just as much as everyone else in the story, so you are never "with" the characters, you never understand what they're doing or why. You're just kind-of following along after going, "what?... why...?" And when you realize you've been lied to and that's why you're lost, it's not a great revelation and suddenly everything makes sense and it's awesome. It's more of a, "sigh, well that makes sense now. Wish they'd have told me that 6 hours ago so this would have been interesting as opposed to looong."
It's revealed half-way through the book that the main character is talking slowly and deeply to hide his speach patterns and voice. You'd never have gotten that from the beginning by reading it.
The narrator has a great voice, good cadence and inflection. There isn't much emotion in this book, but what there is you are made to feel.
John Grisham is always good but he outdid himself with THE RACKETEER. The story twists and turns and it doesn't take long to realized that he isn't telling us the WHOLE story. I couldn't wait to finish the book (I just HAD to see if I had figured it out!) but I hated for it to end. I will read this one again.
JD Jackson does a fantastic job with this book. I couldn't ask for more in a narrator!
I did not like this audible. I bought this months ago and still have not finished it. It does not draw me back to pick it up. It was a waste of money.
Hopefully something exciting.
Did not like it
Get rid of the book
The authors first books were very good. Know he is getting weak.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
Vanessa. She was so cool!
His performance was able to keep each character alive!. His performance was great.
I could make this review really short and simply say this Grisham story went around and around, up and down, but ended up nowhere in particular. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what was the "Racketeer" part of the title. Oh, the story had action going for it. Murder, intrigue, however implausible. I got the feeling that he sort of made up the plot as he went along. Not one of Grisham's best.
It is the best one so far.
Creole Belle also deals with crime and drama.
finding out Quinn is in on the deal.
finding out that Nathaniel Cooley was the thief and would probably be killed in jail
I wasn't sure what to expect as I don't generally listen to Grisham, but I expect I'll read more. Grisham developed the characters well--keeping us on edge until the end.
Too long . Middle got boring
We have really liked most of them. Sure.
Not much he reads well can definitely understand him
I really like John Grisham, but the problem with this book is everything had to be so dang perfect to work out the way it does in the book. There is an old saying that man plans and God laughs. I've certainly found this to be true in my life. The book, without spoiling it, involves plans laid down and conspired to over five years. The book is predicated on predicitng the behavior of so many people (and so many moving parts) that the book becomes susceptable the the reality police.
But, with that said, this is classic Grisham, the book is well developed, I could relate to the characters and I really enjoyed how the story unfolded. I think any fan of this author will not be disapointed in the entertainment value of the book.
This was very engaging and I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys J. Grisham and good suspense.
I felt like I was right there each time they went into the bank (I almost held my breath)
The narrator made this novel come alive - I could easily envision the story as it unfolded
Definitely Yes! I could not stop listening until the end.
It's John Gresham - what else can I say.