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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

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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    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.

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    Marie-Therese 07/02/2017
    Marie-Therese 07/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful read"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brie 15/01/2017
    Brie 15/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 08/01/2017
    Amanda 08/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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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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    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

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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.

    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
  • sami
    7/11/16
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    "promising to start"

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

    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
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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 15 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
  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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