My wife and I listened to this on a Thanksgiving trip to visit family. It was the perfect length: about 1/2 going; other 1/2 on trip home. Thanks, John Grisham. You made the drive a pleasure!
The plot certainly kept me on the edge of my seat. You knew for sure that there were going to be surprises, but it was by no means clear what those surprises were going to be. Waiting for them to appear created a lot of anticipation.
Grisham did an incredible job of making you wonder whether the main character was a good guy or a bad guy. However, he never crosses the line and plays the reader for a fool.
by John Grisham! Awesome story! Great twists! Performance was great! What more can I say...
It was disapointing. His work is usually very believable. This was not. At the end he states that he did no research and this book was pure fiction.
Though the story came on too slow.
Depends, if they are new to Grisham I would recommend other books ..
Thought the narrator was a bit slow.
Yes, second half was much better than the first, so hang in there.
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.