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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

Critiques

"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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  • Joseph
  • 17/12/2012

Hung Jury

I could not reach a unanimous decision on this book.

The Racketeer kept me engaged throughout, yet as I listened I found myself waiting for drama that did not eventuate. Not that there wasn't drama in this book, it just wasn't as dramatic as I expected. I enjoyed the characters and the story, but found the surprise ending a bit unrewarding.

J.D. Jackson was excellent, keeping the characters nicely separated within a predominantly first-person narrative.

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  • Global
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  • Stewart
  • 31/01/2013

Held my interest right to the very last word

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, a great story, so many twists and turns that you wouldn't expect. Easy to follow and a great thriller

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

The unexpected story line held you captivated right to the end

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

Jackson was easy to listen to, believable, his voice fitting the Characters and the pace of the book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was all good

Any additional comments?

Well written, kept you interested and captivated to the very end. My only regret was that the book finished. Loved it!!!

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  • Jill
  • 08/01/2013

WORTH THE CREDIT

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I haven't listened to a John Grisham for a while so had forgotten what a good storyteller he is. It had enough twists and turns to keep it really interesting . Definitely recommend.

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  • Hugh
  • 27/11/2012

Not your usual legal thriller.

This is not actually a 'legal thriller', more like "one man against the system". Our Hero tells the story of he schemed to get out of jail and this plot line climaxes about halfway though the book, so you know that there will be more twists in the tale. Without spoiling things too much, the second half of the book sees the tables turned as Our Hero goes on the offensive to try to get some satisfaction.
I enjoyed the pacing, which made me want to listen just a little bit longer to see where the cunning plan was going. The narrator was good and I can recommend this as something in the genre that is also a little bit different.

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  • Ulrik Ramsing
  • 21/07/2015

Excellent and not just court room

Fine story and nice surprises. The twists are not entirely predictable yet there is a level of detail in the narrative, which leaves very few options for the final revelation. Massively entertaining; a perfect summer holiday listen.

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  • Stephen Bell
  • 01/07/2015

Very clever plot

I enjoyed this title. It starts off well and ends off well.

Another great from a great author.

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  • Erin
  • 10/06/2014

A big disappointment...

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I just listened to two other John Grisham books, The Firm and Sycamore Row, which I loved. However, The Racketeer is simply an ordinary story with juvenile dialog. There is no suspense and very little seems to happen. I didn't care what was going to happen and couldn't even finish it.

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  • sjvb
  • 09/04/2014

Twists and Turns All the way

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Very enjoyable story with Grishams own way of delving into the ironies of the law.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No boring bits in this one.

Any additional comments?

Loved this book, entertaining to the end.

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  • SharonJen
  • 07/10/2013

A slightly faster pace needed but a good story..

I enjoyed the listen but the pace of events was a little slow at times and this detracted from the enjoyment.

An interesting twist of events in the story that I hadn't seen coming from afar and the reading was very well done. I will need to check out other Grisham books before I know whether this pace is typical.

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  • Judy
  • 05/10/2013

His Best Book Ever

You'll love it. Lots's of twists, turns and a fabulous storyline I was enthralled from start to finish.

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  • JoBeJu
  • 09/03/2013

Empfehlung für Gisham-Fans + Lob für den Sprecher

Im Vergleich mit den ganz großen Grisham-Werken hat dieses Buch vielleicht einige kleinere Schwächen. Es ist aber auf jeden Fall eine gelungene Geschichte mit spannenden und unvorhersehbaren Wendungen. Sehr gut hat mir die Leistung des Sprechers gefallen. Wegen der einen kritischen Stimme möchte ich für Herrn Jackson eine Lanze brechen. Gerade sein Akzent und seine ruhige gelassene Art des Vorlesens passen gut zu den Charakteren und sind sehr angenehm für die Ohren.

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  • Global
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  • Anne
  • 01/02/2013

gute Story, aber der Leser...

Dieser unterschwellige Südstaatenakzent des Sprechers ist zwar zur Geschichte passend, aber trotzdem lahm und teilweise schwer zu verstehen. Trotzdem spannend.

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  • Global
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  • Stefan
  • 01/02/2013

super spannendes Hörbuch, super gelesen !!!!

wie eigentlich immer, eine super Grisham Story, fantastisch vorgetragen, da die Hauptperson ein Farbiger ist, passt J.D. Jackson als Vorleser perfekt, ein echtes Muss...

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  • Walter
  • 06/03/2014

Disclaimer unnötig

Typisch Grisham: ein vom Rechtssystem Überrollter rappelt sich wieder auf, aber es gibt hinter dem offensichtlichen Plot noch eine zweite Geschichte. Nur dass der hier derart losgelöst und scheinbar aus heiterem Himmel in der zweiten Hälfte loslegt, dass man sich am Ende wirklich fragt was da eben ablief?

Keine Frage: die Geschichte ist handwerklich gut ausgeführt und der Vortrag von J. D- Jackson ist brilliant. Aber ganz im Ernst: was soll der Plot?

Den Disclaimer am Ende, dass der Autor auf keinerlei reales Ereignis oder Personen Bezug nimmt, hätte er sich sparen können.

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