OK ... five or more people risk prison, their lives, and more for a "jackpot" they must split of about 8 million dollars. Grisham: That's what Melky Cabrera got each year for two years just to play baseball for the Blue Jays. Add another zero to make it interesting. By today's standards, 80 million dollars will get you a mediocre free agent pitcher for a few years.
After a while, it just didn't seem that exciting by those standards.
If it were a written version you'd say it is a definate "page turner" that you didn't want to put down.
Lots of twists that surprise you at the end.
Did a great job.
Really caught me off guard. Didn't suspect anything until it all came together.
Enjoyed Grisham again. Story keeps you thinking. Performance by Jackson very good.
Yes Full of twists and turns
Brings characters alive
Not really Just overall good.
Keep them coming.
I have been a Grisham fan for years and love most everything he has written. This effort was not worthy of his name. Slow and tired. Maybe Grisham is the real Racketeer.
Jackson reads well and mad a relatively uninspiring story interesting enough to finish the listen.
I would like to hear more books read by Michael Beck. Now there's a real pro.
Grisham's books never, ever simply follow a recipe. This is one reason I enjoy his books so much. They are always complicated and take you on a journey with many twists and turns.
I don't want to give the plot away here, so I won't comment on this one.
Jackson did a great job of bringing the characters to life. I don't think I have listened to him read before, but he was very credible.
you may think you know the racket, but you don't
glad to see Grisham back. I've always enjoyed his stories set in the South, since I'm from the South myself.
I would recommend this audio for listening on long walks, exercising, etc. It is very entertaining with numerous plot twists.
The Racketeer was very entertaining. Grisham lets clues filter out slowly.
I usually love Grisham, buying and reading them several times in a row. So I will give Grisham another chance, but this book was not up to par.
I wish Kate Atkinson would come out with a new book.
Solid, easy, appropriate
I don't see it going anywhere. There was not enough story to care about. And the characters, ugh! We didn't get to see a great trial lawyer or a troubled lawyer trying to improve himself and his circumstances in any positive way. We get a jailed lawyer intent on cheating the system for a pile of gold and a legal escape from prison.
I was so disappointed because I used a credit on this book for a long driving trip. The story wasn't strong enough to distract me as Grisham usually is. I slogged through it to see if it ever got any better. Sorry to say: it stayed mediocre and just not very interesting. I am tried of characters going after the elusive pot of gold.
I started off enjoying the book, essentially until Bannister was released. Then the story evolved into a tedious description of an implausible plan. Both he and Vanessa seemed skilled in deception beyond their capability.
Also, since this book is in the first person, how would Bannister know what was going on outside of his personal existence.
Excellent reading by Jackson.
Nancy L Hall
I listened to this selection while taking some long trips for business. I had nothing else to do, so I suppose time spent doing anything is time well spent.
It felt awkward. I have never been an African-American man, but neither has John Grisham. Crossing ethnicities in this instance just seemed insincere and awkward.
Cannot really think of one- the scenes were all very descriptive and made the settings of the scenes very believable and "alive" so the writing in general was really good.
No. All summed up just fine in the end. No need to add to it.
The character of Malcolm/Max seemed odd and awkward. He was an African American male but his words sounded wrong coming out of his mouth. Some of the inner dialogue seemed really bleached out. Of course, because I am not an African American male, I would defer to someone who is an African American male to give his opinion on this- but it felt like all the other Grisham characters trying to be another ethnicity. The narrator did an excellent job and had a beautiful, almost melodic tone as he read. I would enjoy this narrator again and will look for works where he is reading.
yes-this one just was awful
he did a decent job with the crummy story he was interpreting...
I would have asked him to start again, with a new, likeable character--and do a story that is within the REALM of POSSIBILITY... :)
Not worth your time...