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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 (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

What the Critics Say

"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

    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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    Robyn 03/12/2016
    Robyn 03/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "This is a very good read that kept me interested"

    loved it
    found the narrator took a while to warm to
    but when I did she kept the storyline alive

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Howard 27/11/2016
    Howard 27/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Fiction or not ?"

    Another great story from Grisham. Credible charactors and a plot that gathered pace as it progressed, it certainly made me think of how close to reality it may be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cassie Long 27/11/2016
    Cassie Long 27/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A bit boring"

    Since his amazing start with novels such as The Firm, I've read/listened to everything Grisham has written. Over the last five to ten years it's been clear he's lost his spark. This is another boring book with no real hook to keep you interested other than the hope that the author will come good. Sorry JG, I've had enough. This is the last time I'm spending good money and time on insipid work
    Like this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kylie 25/11/2016
    Kylie 25/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Flat"

    this was the first Grisham book ive ever read/listen too and i didnt love it. it just didnt grip me. would like to try another one of his books though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JennyRay 10/11/2016
    JennyRay 10/11/2016
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    "Whistler"

    A little slow in the beginning but picked up pace and turned out to be a great read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Haphazard72 21/11/2016
    Haphazard72 21/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow start, quick ending"

    This started out slow. Real slow. But then it gathered momentum and seemed to take off form there- almost as if the author wanted to finish it quickly. It seemed to jump to a conclusion towards the end with the whole plot outcome unfolding in a matter of a few chapters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kildonan
    29/10/16
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    "Follow the money; you will stumble on the bodies"


    A good story with no shining central character, making it hard to believe it will be a series, Lacy Stoltz the only designated logical character to be movable to the next installment is not well developed or fascinating in anyway, she is a bureaucrat that is not moved by much, to compensate for this lackluster we are given her abrasive brother and a sudo FBI boyfriend.

    Now the story is a much more developed character and reeks of fact based knowledge, the FBI railroading of informants, or the casino deals in indian territories with all the good and evil that money has created, that is where this book shines and works best, when it is reporting and explaining the ins and outs of the criminal enterprise, but it forgets that is supposed to be a novel with characters we should identify with or at least care for.

    A good read with an interesting subject and a well developed plot with insipid characters that do not help the story much.

    12 of 13 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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • pollys mummy
    Dorset
    1/11/16
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    "Read not listen"

    This book was spoilt by the narrator who had an irritating voice with false accent. This is one book to be read not listened.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • J. Iacovou
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    11/11/16
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    "Far too predictable"

    Not a bad story line, but not enough behind it. Where were the twists and sub-plots? The bad guys never come into contact with the good guys to build any sense of real danger. Even the narration was dull. Overall, a bit disappointing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve S.
    10/11/16
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    "A weak plot and badly read"

    I pre-ordered this novel being a Grisham fan. The plot wasn't particularly engaging and didn't leave anything to uncover in the final chapters of the story. However, not all of the Grisham novels I have read have been amazing and you do have to put the novel in context with other authors - so it's a poor Girsham novel but a fair crime novel.

    All of this though was shadowed by the narrator. It was in fact difficult to listen too - she had a poor range of voices and sometimes I found it difficult to work out which character was speaking. Given the amount of male vocal parts, a female was a poor choice and definitely spoiled the experience for me

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D Clifford
    7/11/16
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    "Disappointing"

    Not even close to his recent novels, which were a big step down from his best. Best avoided.

    1 of 1 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,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
    4/11/16
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    "What a disappointment"

    Bought this as soon as it was released as I'm a big Grisham fan. It's nothing like as good as his other books. Quite turgid and I think he needs to re-assess whether he can write from a female point of view (I would say not).
    The female narrator has a very limited range and as most of the characters are male, really didn't do a great job with male voices. I wonder why it was decided to have a female narrator?
    Give this one a miss.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    Stinson Massey, United Kingdom
    1/11/16
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    "Disappointing"

    John Grisham has written some great novels but this was disappointing. Never really got going for me but was quite entertaining in parts. Not a complete waste of time but less than I expected .

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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