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The Whistler Audiobook

The Whistler

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Publisher's Summary

The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. The electrifying new thriller.

Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's 1,000 judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name who has an extraordinary tale to tell.

Myers is representing a whistle-blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates, this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead.

Since the casino was built, the judge has made several fortunes off undeclared winnings. She owns property around the world, she hires private jets to take her where she wishes, and her secret vaults are overflowing with rare books, art and jewels. No one has a clue what she's been doing - until now.

Under Florida law those who help the state recover illegally acquired assets stand to gain a large percentage of them. Myers and his whistle-blower friend could make millions. But first they need Lacy to start an investigation. Is she ready to pit herself against the most corrupt judge in American history, a judge whose associates think nothing of murder?

©2016 John Grisham; 2016 Random House Audio

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"The best thriller writer alive." (Ken Follett)

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    Carmel Melbourne VictoriaAustralia 09-30-17
    Carmel Melbourne VictoriaAustralia 09-30-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Nerve wracking Narration"

    I would have enjoyed the novel so much more if I hadn't had to listen to the worst narration I have ever been subject to. For me, the performance of the Narrator is tantamount to the success of the story. Cassandra needs to buy a florist shop or take many more voice lessons

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    Nea Costello 08-20-17
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    "A Most Enjoyable Enthralling Book"

    Great story and excellent narration!!!
    I have highly recommended this book to family and friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine 11-08-16
    Catherine 11-08-16
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    "Another Gresham stunner"

    Like his other novels Whistler is geographically accurate with legal intertwining and fun relationships. The audio reader was smooth with only a few lapses in accent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Venn midrandSouth Africa 10-31-16
    Venn midrandSouth Africa 10-31-16 Member Since 2007
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    "What a boring book"
    Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Cassandra Campbell?

    I have read all John Grisham's books, but this one just did not intrigue me one little bit.


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Grisham? Why or why not?

    I would think twice


    What didn’t you like about Cassandra Campbell’s performance?

    Not bad but quite monotonous, however the content was so boring and predictable I don't blame her.


    Was The Whistler worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Grisham shouldn't release books of this quality

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Moonzer
    11/25/16
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    "Good story, badly let down by poor narration."

    This story is certainly worth reading. But, the quality of the narrator makes a pretty poor audio-book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • M
    WARRINGTON, United Kingdom
    12/31/16
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    "This is"

    This book has been the straw that broke the camels back for me. I have bought Grisham books for years and loved them. The past few have been so awful I am convinced either he has lost his mojo or someone else is writing them. I won't be buying any more.

    The narrator does their best with a really dull,piece of work.

    His earlier work is brilliant, buy it - buy it but I would steer clear of his last half dozen books.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • sami
    11/7/16
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    "promising to start"

    It was moderately engaging, tailed off with a narrative towards the end.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • john
    11/6/16
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    "Not his finest work"

    I've read everything j Grisham has written and I'm sorry to say he's getting weaker with every book,tired plot lines and shallow characters that are hard to like,still better than a lot of books out there,

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • june gibson
    1/12/17
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    "WOW"

    I found that I lister end for hours at a time, good job my doctor wants me to rest. Enjoyed every mln"

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • ZedBooks
    London
    1/10/17
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    "GRISHAM ALWAYS RELIABLE"

    While perhaps not as eloquent as Scott Turow, John Grisham can always be relied on to produce accomplished legal thrillers -- he's been doing it for more than 30 years.
    The balance between tension and believability is carefully maintained, and he neatly avoids making superheroes out of his main characters.
    And, in addition Grisham can also always be relied on to educate his readers about the Law and its endless complexities.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/4/17
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    "Good overcoming evil"

    A bit too detailed in the beginning but, I couldn't put it down a good read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • J Bayly
    london, england
    1/1/17
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    "Clever and gripping"
    If you could sum up The Whistler in three words, what would they be?

    well written and read Initially I thought it a bit of a slog However it gathered pace and I was captivated


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

    Organised crime at its peak


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend -You have to keep concentrating as it is complicated

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela Meggitt
    12/30/16
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    "EXCELLENT "

    A return to John Grisham's earlier form. A tight plot with several strands cleverly woven together.

    The narration maintained the tension well.

    An excellent read - highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Burford, United Kingdom
    12/28/16
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    "Always a good read, but..."

    I download a new JG as soon as it arrives in the site. Both this and his last effort have, however, been well below his best standard. A rather obscure arm of government hunting down corrupt judges gives a different angle from his usual struggling lawyers, and the story and characters grip. Then, in the last act, he runs out of steam, the unravelling of the plot happens at second hand and far too fast. Maybe even Grisham has problems with deadlines.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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