If you like his books, you will not be disappointed by this work. I have found that he now seems to churn out the standard Grisham story, with just a few subtle changes, and the Racketeer is no different. So if you are looking for a few hours of a decent story in a familiar genre with the normal twists etc, this could be for you.
"Slow to start.... great endings"
Slow to start, but stick with it. The ending was great but felt a little rushed
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"John Grisham The Racketeer"
I was looking forward to my first audible book and I choose John Grisham as he is one of my favourite authors. I have to say that the reader J D Jackson might be suitable for the American market but I found it slow and the tone made me drowsy. I will try another book and reader but will try and listen to the end as otherwise it would be unfair to Mr Grisham.
This story is essentially simple but the complex weave leaves you guessing a lot of the time.Fast moving and graphic its a really good read/ Listen although a longish one. I find long books lend themselves to the audio format so particularly enjoyed this one.
"Twists and turns"
This starts out as another "jailhouse lawyer" story, but after a slighty long-winded beginning, it suddenly picks up pace, throwing the listener on an exciting rollercoaster ride.
The narrator enunciates clearly, but does contribute to the "syrupy" feeling in the beginning with his rather drawn-out reading style. However, this did not bother me once I got used to it, and the pace of the story picked up.
"Grisham back to form"
Grisham is back on top form, some of his best books aren't the legal kind, Playing for Pizza for example, and this is another book not set in the courtroom.
We are instantly drawn to his main character who plays outside the rules to avenge the wrong done to him. Although the end is slightly drawn out it is still a welcome return to form
"rivetted and racketted"
I have to preface this by admitting that I am a huge Grisham fan anyway and enjoy his style immensely. The Racketeer is about a lawyer who has been wrongfully jailed, and has hatched a very complicated and unbelievably clever plot to get himself free and at the same time get back at the system which jailed him in the first place. I will not give away the plot but will say that I was rivetted from the beginning through the unexpected twists and turns till the unexpected end. I was often left asking myself why did he do this or that, and frankly I didn't want it to end!
It's standard Grisham but then you weren't expecting anything else. American legal system and personal lives intertwined into a good tale. The story is good but as an audio book I just didn't get along with the narrator's voice or intonations which pretty much makes or breaks an audiobook. i found myself drifting off with the monotone. Summary - a good tale but voice not for me.
As usual Mr Grisham holds your attention to thr very end andevrn tten your not sure its over . A great story thank you again for keeping me awake