Having listened to only about ten books on audio this ranks at the top. Good listening voice and story line.
No. It is very rare that I would listen to a book more than once. The Racketeer did not reach that "very rare" level for me.
I have listened to most of John Grisham's books. I look forward to any new John Grisham book.
J.D. has the ability to perform in such a way that you are not distracted by the performance but totally caught up in the story.
It did not quite reach that level for me.
In the epilog John Grisham admitted that The Racketeer was not based on any real live situation and required "little or no research." This showed through and distracted from the story like: How much gold could you really carry in the truck of your car? Could the feds get a murderer out of a Jamaica prison?
This one was good but I would say that it was a "middle of the road" John Grisham novel.
John Grisham lives up to his reputation as a great novelist. He keeps you interested from start to finish.
Not to give it away, but its quite a surprise at the end.
With almost 800 books in my library, I am an experienced listener. I appreciate a well written good story. I am pretty critical of trash.
I could not get interested in the story, feeling that everything was leading up to something in the end that eventually would surely be interesting. But pushing through to the revelation was dry and boring. I couldn't finish it. I have enjoyed John Grisham books over the years but this had too long a lead for me. Setting the stage for hours is not interesting or engaging. The Narrator was not bad, but did not do anything to relieve the monotony. I felt I was being read to by a professor out of a manual. I don't know how it ended but imagine it would be heroic and the good guys will win.
Uncharacteristic of John Grisham's work, this is at best a potboiler which in my view, was a waste of my time & money.
What's the point?
I would cut the book, not a character.
Shame on you, John. I expected more from your earlier books.
By the way, why do you bother to practice law? Obviously you don't think much of lawyers.
Sucked me in from the first page and kept me interested
I listen while on road trips with my husband.....so it passes the time very nicely.
not really......not like some of Grisham's other works
Hope he keeps pumping these out...love the legal stuff he writes about.
I'm a huge Grisholm fan. That said, I downloaded this book as soon as it was available. I liked that you never really knew what was going to happen. That was fun. What I didn't like was the endless preaching about how BAD the government is. If I want a lecture on that, I can just watch the evening news! It was also hard to tell who the good guys were. It was an OK book, but not Grisholm's best by far. Just my opinion. . .
Maybe. It wasn't a "page-turner" for me, but it's not a bad book. Just others I would recommend first. Kind of a "back-burner" type of book.
Not as good as previous books I've read by Grisham.
Someone who uses character voices so you don't hear, "he/she said". That's okay when you are reading a book, but not when listening. Voice was too monotone. I enjoy narrators like Dick Hill and Susan Ericksen.
Would make a good "made for TV" movie in my opinion.
I don't usually read Grisham but after this wild read I definitely will It was very enjoyable from start to end and the twister at the end you will not see coming
MBaggins of Blue Star Mage.com
John Grisham is a fine writer, no doubt.
The story is quirky enough to keep my attention and the twists are not predictable. I had quite a time with the main character as he seemed so duplicitous, But in the end he was revealed as just VERY intelligent,. His long term plan was brilliant. Yeah, I liked the book a lot. The narrator JD Jackson was excellent.
In a twisted sort of way the story reminded me of Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop, playing a dumb blond that really couldn't sing and doing a masterful job of it,