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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 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Amy Church Hill, TN, United States 11-23-12
    Amy Church Hill, TN, United States 11-23-12 Member Since 2017
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    "My last John Grisham Book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone with a limited imagination or just needs background noise.


    What could John Grisham have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Never released it!


    Would you be willing to try another one of J.D. Jackson’s performances?

    Sure


    What character would you cut from The Racketeer?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    John Grisham has steadily gotten worse since I read the Client. This book actually hurt to listen to waiting for such phrases as "And so on" in every description. I think he may be using ghost writers because this book lacks any sort of imagination.

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    Laura 11-22-12
    Laura 11-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Racketeer to be better than the print version?

    n/a


    Have you listened to any of J.D. Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    I laughed a lot during this book


    Any additional comments?

    I love the way the story keeps getting better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra K. Eden, UT, United States 11-22-12
    Sandra K. Eden, UT, United States 11-22-12
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    "Interesting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book its kind of a nice change from reads


    What other book might you compare The Racketeer to and why?

    not sure


    Which scene was your favorite?

    no fav liked it all


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    kind of reminds me of his first books he wrote

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Draeger SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 11-22-12
    Ken Draeger SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 11-22-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Twister of a Tale"

    Good story. Would benefit from two narrators. Female characters would certainly benefit from a female voice. J. D. Jackson carried the main character well, but lacked the flexibility to give the female characters their impact.

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    ScratchGolfer 11-22-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Good Read"

    This was a very enjoyable venture. There were a few areas where the reader has to suspend logic in order to buy the story line. It does hold your interest.

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    Lakeway Reader Lakeway, TX 11-22-12
    Lakeway Reader Lakeway, TX 11-22-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Grisham books always a good read"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    It was not a predictable tale. Until the end, one doesn't know what will happen to all of the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Corinne Springfield, TN, United States 11-22-12
    Corinne Springfield, TN, United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2008
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    "He's Back!!"

    John Grisham is a skilled writer, of course. But, in my opinion, it is his story telling qualities that make him shine. I can't say too much with such an elaborate story gripping your reading (or listening). This is a story, a yarn, with all the elements sliding in and the descriptive tension appropriate for a classic. Long live the story and long live John Grisham.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PCoop MAIDEN, NC, United States 11-22-12
    PCoop MAIDEN, NC, United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Pure Suspense"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Racketeer to be better than the print version?

    Book was as billed, pure suspense to the end!


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

    J.D. has a voice that fits the characters of the book perfectly, it's not like others that have to try to sound right, he fits!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daisy Morgan 11-21-12
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    "Different kind of book for Grisham"
    What made the experience of listening to The Racketeer the most enjoyable?

    At first, I was unsure about the narrator, but I was able to eventually ease into it and the story. Then I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator and the story. It was an unexpected delightful experience.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was different than a lot of other Grisham stories, but you could still feel the Grisham in there.


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

    He made the characters come to life.


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

    Not exactly, although I did listen to several parts in long sittings.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    impatti 11-21-12
    impatti 11-21-12 Member Since 2013
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    "WOW HE DOES IT AGAIN..."
    What did you love best about The Racketeer?

    THE GUESSING GAME


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVE THIS AUTHOR ALL OF HIS BOOKS MAKE MY DAYS MORE FULFILLED.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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