We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Racketeer Audiobook

The Racketeer

Regular Price:$31.59
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (173 )
5 star
 (68)
4 star
 (62)
3 star
 (27)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (5)
Overall
4.0 (153 )
5 star
 (56)
4 star
 (61)
3 star
 (22)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.3 (152 )
5 star
 (68)
4 star
 (65)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Performance


There are no reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • D R TWEEDIE
    Belfast. Northern Ireland
    9/5/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Read JUST"
    Where does The Racketeer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was perhaps wishing this to be better that it was. This was my first purchase and this may be reflects my judgement. The storyline was fine and easy to listen to. The audio quality and the reader was very good. I feel that I expected too much from an audio download. The overall score if I had to would be 7.5 from 10.


    If you’ve listened to books by John Grisham before, how does this one compare?

    I have NOT listened to but have read John Grisham and knew his work. This rated highly among those I have read.


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

    The tone and reflection was very good.


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

    too good! too little! too late!


    Any additional comments?

    I will buy more..........................

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cd3364
    Horsham, United Kingdom
    8/10/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I couldn't fault the narrator but the content left me cold. I've read and/or listened to Grisham for years, probably nearly everything he has written but I had to give up on this after about 3 hours. I was bored. I didn't engage with any of the characters and didn't care about them. It was so slow I lost interest in the events being depicted and I wonder if Grisham wrote it? The only other Grisham I've failed to complete was the painted house and would say this is as poor as that.


    What will your next listen be?

    The Best Exotic Mango Hotel


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes - slow!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment - not up to Grisham's usual standard


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charmaine
    Colchester, United Kingdom
    8/6/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Highly recommended"

    A very well written story with all sorts of twists and turns. There were times that I knew what was going to happen next but the move after that was totally unexpected. An excellent read and an excellent narrator. Its a huge pity that the other books read by JD Jackson aren't to my taste - he has such a sexy voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shulse
    London, England United Kingdom
    7/25/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great summer listening"
    What did you like most about The Racketeer?

    Long convoluted twisting story that beautifully resolves itself.


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

    The police laughing


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

    Nathan's annoying voice suited the character perfectly.


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

    Not possible to listen to in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know how many times i shouted "Why is he doing this?"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • katea
    7/14/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Twister"

    I thought this was an excellent story well told. I loved the cat and mouse twists and turns. The narration was excellent as usual. I have yet to be disappointed with a Grisham novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    Lisburn, United Kingdom
    7/11/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Racketeer."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I enjoyed this book although wish I had listened to an abridged version, I think it would've been better moving a bit 'faster'. The story line is good with a good twist it just took to long to get there.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    Pulloxhill, United Kingdom
    7/9/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.