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The Racketeer Audiobook

The Racketeer

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Publisher's Summary

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered.

Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.

Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland.

On paper, Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.

What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price—especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death. And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday....

Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

©2012 John Grisham (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Dan Wisconsin 02-05-13
    Dan Wisconsin 02-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Listen!"

    Great listen, I recomend it to everyone, classic Grisham! Audible is an excellent tool that allows me the freedom to listen while I drive.

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    diegooppo West Palm Beach, FL 02-04-13
    diegooppo West Palm Beach, FL 02-04-13 Member Since 2015

    Italian translated in America in 2001, work in Hospitality industry and I am an avid listener.

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    "Always entertaining"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Racketeer to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the book but I can say that the narrator could have used a little more energy


    What did you like best about this story?

    How everything untangles at the end


    Which character – as performed by J.D. Jackson – was your favorite?

    None


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No but it made me want to move to the islands


    Any additional comments?

    Grisham books are always a good read and this one does not disappoint

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    William Cooney Ann Arbor, MI 02-04-13
    William Cooney Ann Arbor, MI 02-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Typical Grisham"
    Where does The Racketeer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a wonderfully done audiobook. Having read and enjoyed all of John Grisham's previous works, I was not disappointed by his latest legal thriller. The narration was almost as good as the writing itself. J.D. Jackson did a remarkable job.


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    Trish Elk Point, SD, United States 02-04-13
    Trish Elk Point, SD, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2016
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    "It's anyone's game!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, great listen..


    What did you like best about this story?

    It wasn't preditcable..


    What does J.D. Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Fantastic voice...


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Parts made me laugh.. other parts made me go hmmmm....


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    Janice Westerly, RI, United States 02-04-13
    Janice Westerly, RI, United States 02-04-13
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    "Boring and predictable"
    What would have made The Racketeer better?

    Everything


    What was most disappointing about John Grisham’s story?

    It was obvious this story was churned out for the money. Not much tthinking went on.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of J.D. Jackson?

    I think it was more the story and how it was written but a little less monotone would have helped.


    What character would you cut from The Racketeer?

    All


    Any additional comments?

    One to help you sleep. I expected better from this author.....

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    pat Casco, MI, United States 02-04-13
    pat Casco, MI, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "John Grisham at his best"

    Great story - kept doing my chores because I couldn't stop listening - JD Jackson did a great job portraying the characters.

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    DebStock Plainfield, IL, United States 02-03-13
    DebStock Plainfield, IL, United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "All the reasons why I love reading John Grisham bo"
    If you could sum up The Racketeer in three words, what would they be?

    Classic Grisham


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Refueled my interest in legal thrillers.


    What about J.D. Jackson’s performance did you like?

    Pleasant, engaging, and interesting story because he relies on practical imagination sans profanity.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Nothing.


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    Hritzbeth Bethlehem, PA, United States 01-30-13
    Hritzbeth Bethlehem, PA, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Racketeer the most enjoyable?

    I am listening to this book in my car while driving to work. It makes my drive a lot more enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a great story that kept me guessing where the story was going.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Florida Mom 01-30-13
    Florida Mom 01-30-13

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    "A GREAT STORY - Good Readers & Twists"

    I had to write a review on this book! This was one of John Grisham's excellent reads. From beginning to end, the story unwinds, twists, yet easy to following and kept me hanging on throughout. I loved the Narrator too.

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    Kathleen Piedmont, CA, United States 01-30-13
    Kathleen Piedmont, CA, United States 01-30-13
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    "A great book while driving"

    I listen to audiobooks when I drive. I like ones that are easy to follow so I can also pay attention to the read and which make the trip goes faster. The Racketeer was both. It was a very interesting story about the abuses of the federal legal system. I highly recommend it.

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