I would recommend this to anyone who has listened to John G. novels in the past and enjoyed them. In a number of ways, it had some of the twists and turns of his previous novels.
I have listened to all his books. They are fine. The "good" thing about them is that they are all unrelated. So each one starts from scratch and you need to get to know all the characters to really understand them and appreciate them.
This book was a big disappointment. Usually Grisham's books make for a good read or listen. This one did not grab my attention or imagination at all until the last 20% of the novel. Even then it really did not lead in to the ending. Also, while it was obviously fiction, when the setting is quasi "real life" it should bear a remote semblance to reality. This one surely did not. That being said, a different narrator may have improved it somewhat. Narration was slow and monotone.
interestingly jumps around!
Malcolm - a second chance at life.
He fit the part
No, but it kept my attention
The bad guy gets what he deserves.
I've already listened to "The Racketeer" twice. I enjoyed it so much I wanted to listen again and catch all the subtle hints that were dropped early in the novel.
"The Racketeer" reminded me very much of Grisham's early works that I enjoyed so much. The characters were very likable, even if they were a bit shady.
I always look forward to John Grisham's books because he never fails to deliver a great read. As usual, I couldn't put the book down and when I had to, I could hardly wait to get back to reading it once again.
For me, listening is capturing the action live. Although after I listened my husband read the book and couldn't put it down. But when I listen it's like hearing a movie and the picture is vivid in my mind.
It compares to the Shawshank redemtion. Engrossing.
characterization of voice. Each one is an individual.
Fascinating story and legally believable if not accurate.
The reader carried me right thru the story.....
I never knew what would happen next
The ease that he took on each character
The whole story was moving and believable
Keep waiting for something to happen. It never did.
I don't think so, he seems to be fading
Audio better than print? No, depends on your mood
I thought of Grisham's The Litagator--serious subject but handled deftly and with some humor..
I finished this listen with some reservatiosn--until I heard Grisham's own closing remarks. They set things straight-- and I set my doubts aside..
John Grisham does it again! The characters were brought to life not only through the writing of J.G. but through the narration of J.D. Jackson. I gave an overall of 3 only because parts of the story did drag out a bit, but only to set up the remaining story lines. J.D. Jackson did a great job narrating. I will diffidently find another read by him.