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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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    Linda 09/11/2016
    Linda 09/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping"

    An exciting plot and consistent story line. Very believable characters that hold the listeners attention from A to Z. The research done to give credence to the plot is extraordinary to say the least. Well balanced too considering the number of directions the storyline takes. Absolutely superb

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Meredith 13/04/2017
    Meredith 13/04/2017
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    "Great read"
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    This book had it all - great story, excellent character development, twists and turns and kept you guessing about how it would end. Well worth a read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 23/02/2017
    Julie 23/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read"

    This is another terrific read from JG. Kept me well and truely engaged. On to the next read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marie-Therese 07/02/2017
    Marie-Therese 07/02/2017
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    "Wonderful read"

    Excellent well thought out story. Builds suspense slowly and then moves into action. Also informative.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lola 26/10/2016
    lola 26/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Another triumph"

    Wonderful storyline . Once I began reading I could not stop. Another triumph for John Grisham.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book."

    Enjoyed this book immensely. Kept me interested all the way. Would certainly recommend it to all.

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    Todd Orange, Australia 23/03/2017
    Todd Orange, Australia 23/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A good story, but feels disjointed at times"

    Whilst I mostly enjoyed the premise of the story, I felt that the pace of the book was clumsy. It just didn't flow right. Jumping from one plot point to the next, and back again. Also by the end of the book, some very minor story elements were just kind of left unexplained. For example, one character was being monitored by the villains, and supposedly was killed. But he later shows up alive and well without any explanation as to why they didn't kill him when they had the opportunity.

    The narrator does a reasonable job. Nothing too exciting, but not boring either.

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    Tsungai 07/03/2017
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    "Great book. Complete ending too."

    Great book with complete ending. sometimes Gitsham leaves loose ends in his books but this one finished completely.

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    Brie 15/01/2017
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    "A bit slow to get started"

    Enjoyed this book but it lacked momentum and the storyline felt like it took forever to get started!

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    Amanda 08/01/2017
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    "very average"

    started well but very weak second half. author ran out of ideas and appeared deluded that it was only fiction.

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  • Catherine
    8/11/16
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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
  • Venn
    midrandSouth Africa
    31/10/16
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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

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  • Moonzer
    25/11/16
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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.

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

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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • simonqprfc
    2/11/16
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    "Grisham as good as ever."

    waiting for a twist at end but didn't happen. good story and we'll read. recommended

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • M
    WARRINGTON, United Kingdom
    31/12/16
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • john
    6/11/16
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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,

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • june gibson
    12/01/17
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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
    10/01/17
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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
    4/01/17
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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
    1/01/17
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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
    30/12/16
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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

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