The first half of the book seemed like good ole Grisham: details on the prison system-stats etc. But all of sudden it was like listening to a different author. An implausible dog leg in the story. Unlike most Grisham novels there isn't the character you root for, that you want to see win. Makes one wonder if, as our favorite authors age, do they have trouble coming up with the great stories that bolstered their early careers. its an uneventful book that cant hold a candle to works like The Firm, A Time to Kill, The Chamber, The Pelican Brief etc. The Racketeer is forgettable.
This is a little tedious, but nevertheless a good read.
Very well done delivery.
Very enjoyable read although sometimes I felt like pulling the narrator along a little so the book didn't seem quite so slow.
no..I don't reread books
when I didn't figure it out before
HE is the BEST reader of books yet....
yes..but just couldn't
the reader..JD Jackson is so much better than the reader of the Litigator...he reads far far tooo fast
I'd put it in the top 15. I bought this book because it was written by John Grisham and I've read all of his books. I didn't like it as much as the others but it is still a good read. It didn't grab me immediately like his other books did. I found Malcolm Bannister not very likeable and that made it hard for me to care about what happened to him. But, as the story progresses, I began to see some good points and then the story twisted and turned and got exciting by the 2nd part.
Hmmm. I can't think of a single character that stands out besides Bannister. Vanessa was a good sister as it turned out.
J.D. Jackson was superb in playing Bannister so that character would have to be my favorite even though he wasn't very likeable until the very end.
Grisham's Attorney Not His Usual Good Guy.
Having read everything that John Grisham has written this is, hands down,his best work to date.From the first moment to the last word I could not stop listening to the story
J.D.Jackson reading carries the emotion of the work.
It is going to be hard to top.
My only suggestion is READ IT!
The Racketeer is a good story that you won't want to put down. Having said that, I would just like to add that, for me, this was not John Grisham's best work. Again the story was good but the interactions between characters was not as strong as I have come to expect from this great author.
A reasonably intelligent and interesting story.
I read all of Grisham's work. I will be more selective in the future.I understand I am reading fiction, but this story is absurd.
Main one first, then all the others.
Not worth a comment.
Grisham takes a different tact in this book. A lawyer in jail (hmmm) entertaining but the narration is slow and plodding. The book is predictable, including the ending, but it is an enjoyable story for a long trip in the car.
I like books
The story was just OOOKKKKK. Thank goodness for the narration of J.D. Jackson or I would not have been able to finish the story. The plot was rather slow and plodding. The narration by J.D. Jackson took the story to a higher level than the story alone could have done. The story had just enough of a good plot to keep me listening but if it weren't for J.D. I would have stopped before the ending for sure.