It felt like one of the old Grisham novels. You never were left wanting and always wanted to keep listening. I spent time in my garage listening before I went into the house.
There was no black and white. Each character has good and bad.
No one is who you think he is! Is good, good or is evil, evil?
The girlfriend, because she could think for herself, and act quickly.
The ending was not very surprising and I figured it out early.
I would rather listen to a book than read a book. J. D. Jackson did a very good job of reading the book and bringing out the different characters.
I finally realized that Max had made much bigger plans in advance than I though he had.
The book kept my interest.
It's still Grisham, so the writing is very good, but the story lacked action or suspense.
There was a long slow middle that really didn't seem to have a lot to do with the story.
Then when we get answers, they seem to hurry though them.
Would not recommend to read, but okay to listen to.
Although it takes a bit of time to understand how all the pieces connect it is really an engaging and fun story.
This story seemed to get off to a slow start, but about half way through, I was drawn in wondering about the entirety of the scheme Malcolm had devised.
I have read all of John Grisham's books. This one is okay - but I think I've just finally gotten a little tired of them. If you are a John Grisham fan, this is good John Grisham. I liked the narrator.
I loved that the character was black and 40.
I loved how he led the government on a wild ride.
My favorite scene was when he found out where the gold was. He played it so cool.
Yes when Max got with Vanessa.
I have read and listened to all of John Grishom from A Time to Kill and the Firm to the Litergators and have enjoyed them all but I bow down to him with the Racketeer. My all time favorite
I've enjoyed all of John Grisham's books and eagerly await each new one. The Racketeer is not the typical Grisham novel in that it's written first person. Grisham typically has very vivid and funny characters with a great reader that portrays each through voice; these are lacking in The Racketeer. The reader is adequate, I just miss all the great voices and personalities in many previous Grisham books. I suppose the reader, JD Jackson, works for this book because it just straight serious reading, no dynamics.
Nothing funny or humorist in this book. No real personalities portrayed, no vivid descriptions, but a decent story that plots along. I'm supposing that some of the lower ratings are due to The Rackateer not being real typical for Grisham and therefore demonstrating our disappointment. Some reviewers say the story is outlandish. Not really. Some of Grisham's other books are more outlandish story wise. Rackateer is just missing that pzazz we expect. Those reviewers that rave about the Rackateer are also off the mark. It's not Grisham at his best and it's not even a great book. It's okay. It's interesting to some degree, but not a true thriller, not particularly well written, certainly no depth but what is missing most is Grisham and his ability to tell a great story.
I do hope Grisham hasn't lost his ability to tell a good story with great humor and imagination. Nothing really wrong with this book, just a straight story lacking humor and the characters Grisham normally takes the time to develop.