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The Racketeer Audiobook

The Racketeer

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Publisher's Summary

Number One bestseller John Grisham returns with his most suspenseful thriller yet.

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 the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered.

Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five.

His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies - Judge Fawcett and his young secretary.

I did not know Judge Fawcett, but I know who killed him, and why.

I am a lawyer, and I am in prison.

It's a long story.

©2012 Belfry Holdings Inc (P)2012 Random House Audio Inc

What the Critics Say

"Grisham is brilliantly comic in a novel that is full of zest and brimming with memorable characters and rich storylines." (The Sunday Times)

"Superbly plotted legal thriller." (Sunday Express)

"The best thriller writer alive" (Ken Follett, Evening Standard)

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  • Jean
    Pulloxhill, United Kingdom
    7/9/13
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    "The racketeer"
    Would you listen to The Racketeer again? Why?

    YES: it is a brilliant audio book. The narrator is excellent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Racketeer?

    His first outing on his own. It made you feel you were there.


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

    Very natural, brilliant narrator.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't really understand what is meant by this question. At 69 I am fairly technophobic!


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this audio book and I think it even surpasses The Client.MORE PLEASE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rene
    Ireland
    7/9/13
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    "Good but not great"
    Where does The Racketeer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It definitely is a good book but sadly not as good as other books by John Grisham. While the story line is clear, easy to understand and well put together, I didn't have that "I can't stop listening to it" feeling. It was too easy to just put it down and concentrate on something else. I had expected more but that is my own fault for having set expectations in the first place.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • N
    Gosport, United Kingdom
    6/30/13
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    "Good Listen"

    A good story but a little long winded in places. But an interesting ending which I wasn't expecting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JoBev
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    5/29/13
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    "Brilliant"

    This is the John Grisham story teller I grew to love in the old days, until he lost his way with recent books. although not court room based the story line was brill and well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jessie
    Colchester, United Kingdom
    5/25/13
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    "Enjoyable"

    I think the story line is very good, I am listening to more John Grisham now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M
    Leices, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Racketeer - John Grisham"

    Extremely clever - good twist at the end - if you liked the Shawshank Redemption you will love this

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • anna.k.cosslett
    dorchester, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "The Best John grisham yet"

    This is a book that grips you from the start, the choice of narrator and Johns easy to listen to style of writing mean that you quickly become immersed in the plot, which by a quarter of the way thorugh is full of more twists than you expect.The lead character is likeable and plausible and overall the book is a good success as an audio book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James C Thompson
    4/13/13
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    "Great Story"

    Grisham novels have always tended to disappoint me as I find his ending to be rushed and abrupt. As if he sudden runs out of time or room. Not so, this time.



    Recommended to my my brother and I was delighted its a great story with a nice twisting tail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debra
    MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Grisham at his best"

    A great read, with well drawn characters and a few twists and turns. Exactly what you expect of John Grisham.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ben
    BRISTOL, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Standard Grisham"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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