I enjoy a book or movie that requires me to pay attention, thus taking me away from everything for a period of time. I'm not concerned about reality, as long as it's a good read and fun story line. The Racketeer is one of those books.
It is evident John Grisham must have had fun writing this book. As another listener mentions Grisham allowed his imagination to help him write. It was a nice change of pace to have the book begin with a lawyer, Mal Bannister, who is in prison. Mal is very likeable and believable. The FBI put him away for something he didn't do (as they all say), and now is his chance for payback. They have no suspects in a federal judge's murder, but he knows just who they should investigate. Of course he has expectations for this information, and they don't have much choice but to cooperate with Mal. He takes them on quite a ride after they arrest the person he points to and he (Mal) gets released into Witness Protection.
The narrator was very good. The pace was fairly slow, which is understandable considering this is about a man with a plot that requires a lot of time and planning.
At at the end of the book Grisham admits many things (including laws) were not researched and pretty much everything was fiction (I have to admit I had not considered whether anything was true, I just enjoyed the book).
John Grisham did not let us down!!! It was a great story and even had some mystery that I wasn/t expecting!!
The pelican Brief because of the mystery and twists and turns!!
Great story reader!!
Go for the Gold
yes, in general I usually like John Grisham books.
Story line was ok, seemed like a little more effort would have made it much better.
I think the performance is what really killed it for me....it was just blah.
The story is vintage Grisham and I enjoyed listening to it. However, in the end, I felt it was short. I think Grisham could have done more with it. Probably unfair of me to say so as the story had plenty of characters and twists and turns. So, I am not sure why I am saying so. The narrator was not the cause of my minor dissatisfaction, he did his job well.
Someone with a limited imagination or just needs background noise.
Never released it!
John Grisham has steadily gotten worse since I read the Client. This book actually hurt to listen to waiting for such phrases as "And so on" in every description. I think he may be using ghost writers because this book lacks any sort of imagination.
I laughed a lot during this book
I love the way the story keeps getting better.
I have recommended this book its kind of a nice change from reads
no fav liked it all
kind of reminds me of his first books he wrote
Retired high tech CEO who raised quarter horses, pilots his own Bonanza A36 airplane, enjoys shooting sports and spending time with his lovely wife and family
Good story. Would benefit from two narrators. Female characters would certainly benefit from a female voice. J. D. Jackson carried the main character well, but lacked the flexibility to give the female characters their impact.
This was a very enjoyable venture. There were a few areas where the reader has to suspend logic in order to buy the story line. It does hold your interest.
It was not a predictable tale. Until the end, one doesn't know what will happen to all of the characters.