I would not encourage or discourage a friend from listening to this book. It seems that some really like it and some don't. I can't say I totally disliked it but if it was the only John Grisham work I had experienced, I probably would not read another.
Yes, I would be willing to try another book by Grisham. He is one of my favorite authors and I usually enjoy his work.
OMG, the narration was too slow but it did match the pace of the story, which was also too slow. I was halfway through it before it really caught my interest.
I might just to see if the story is better on the big screen.
J.D. Jackson has a wonderfully smooth voice but he just read too slowly. I won't put him on my list of favorite narrators but I wouldn't avoid other audiobooks he has narrated.
This book is full of surprises! John Grisham does it again. It is full of twists and turns. I could not turn it off. I actually went in the basement and pretended to do laundry just so my husband would not interupt my listening. Thank you Mr. Grisham!
It was unpredictable.
His voice was hypnotic.
It shocked me several times.
Pedestrian plot. Difficult to care about principal characters. Agents as well alleged aggrieved main character left me not caring a wit about their respective agendas.
No, I would not. No redeeming qualities in any character. Each "side"is equally cruel, uncaring and self serving.
Plodding narration. His pacing lulls one into mind freeze.
Please, no follow up. Unless one suffers from insomnia.Can't imagine subjecting myself to further ennui.
Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3.
I have read all of Grisham’s stuff. I tend to like his non-lawyer stuff and the “Racketeer” once again delivers. After a slow start the book became a non-stop read for me. As always, the characters are well developed. John, you keep writing and I will keep reading. Inmates seem to have way to much time on their hand to be able to think up things like this.
Not really, but it did keep me guessing.
I like the story and there were pretty good story twists. definitely an enjoyable listen.
Sand Pond Stamper
Yes! Great performance, it kept my attention with its twists and turns.
Yes, I knew Max had to be imbedded much deeper into the crime. He was too smart not to figure a way out.
Not extreme... but captivated.
Yes, it's an intreging story written with humor.
You think you know what it is all about, just for a moment but then you're wrong, as usual.
Anyone who is gullible and does not need an intelligent story line
Boredom and so far fetched that it actually annoyed me.
While this story did a bit more twisting and turning and backtracking than Grisham's usual "lawyer-based" books, it was fascinating to follow. I certainly intend to listen to it again and will save it on the shelves of my audio library.
Malcom, (aka Max) playing both parts, kept me alert. Couldn't help but admire his audacity and confidence when it came to working the system!
This is my first experience with J.D. Jackson but it sure won't be my last. Jackson did a great, more than successful job playing the new and the old Mal/Max with the subtle changes deliberately made by the character. His delivery of the conversation between Mal/Max and his buddy-in-crime in the despicable island jail certainly had me convinced he had been right there listening to the whole thing.
Another great Grisham -- recommended reading!
A different pace by the reader
To many to mention.
Listened to this book on an 11 hour drive and still did not get to the end. Had to listen to the end on the way home. Only finished it because we were bored. The narrative was so tedious and slow. Good luck with this book.