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Publisher's Summary

From the Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author, a new legal thriller about a man who might be the most criminal sitting judge in American history.

In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching 40, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change.

Then she meets a mysterious woman who is so frightened she uses a number of aliases. Jeri Crosby's father was murdered 20 years earlier in a case that remains unsolved and that has grown stone cold. But Jeri has a suspect whom she has become obsessed with and has stalked for two decades. Along the way, she has discovered other victims.

Suspicions are easy enough, but proof seems impossible. The man is brilliant, patient and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He is the most cunning of all serial killers. He knows forensics, police procedure and most important: he knows the law.

He is a judge, in Florida - under Lacy's jurisdiction.

He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets, all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. How can Lacy pursue him without becoming the next name on his list?

The Judge's List is by any measure John Grisham's most surprising, chilling novel yet.

©2021 John Grisham (P)2021 Penguin Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"When Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating." (Mirror)

"A superb, instinctive storyteller." (The Times)

"Storytelling genius...he is in a league of his own." (Daily Record)

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Pretty boring. Grisham is not at his best any more. The narrator does her best, but she's not gifted with accents or having different characters speak in different ways.

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I struggled to finish this. I did not like the narrator. The story was ordinary at best.

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  • 10-24-21

Good story, disappointing narrator

Narration by Mary-Louise Parker is a bit flat and makes it difficult to differentiate between characters

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  • Jan S Martinec
  • 01-17-22

Classic Grisham!

Pace was good and the narrator was excellent. If you like John Grisham, this won’t disappoint.

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  • Karen
  • 01-10-22

Good book, not so good narration.

Really enjoyed the book but unfortunately the narration left me annoyed. It was read like she was thinking, or contemplating or questioning every line. Quite strange really and annoying after a while.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-30-21

Narration was dreadful

Story line was good, but I found it extremely difficult to listen to. The narrator was monotonous, no feeling in the way she read what so ever. I would avoid further books read by her.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-27-21

excellent story

Contrary to other reviewers, I had no problem with the narration and was able to follow the story with enjoyment.

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  • MD
  • 12-25-21

Great book

Really great book and very good sound quality

And great narration

Thanks for an enjoyable experience

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-24-21

Terrible narrator.

If this wasn’t a Grisham I wouldn’t have persisted past the first chapter. The narrator is terrible - she puts emphasis on irrelevant words and sentences and has a consistent dull, flat tone the entire story. It is very difficult to follow characters. Story is ok but destroyed by irritation with the narration.

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  • Linda
  • 11-21-21

Gotta be a film in this!!!!

What a marvellous cliffhanger type novel. This comes of course from reading “The Whistler”. I can’t turn off the audio on this one. Just loving it to the max. C’mon John negotiate a thriller film. I’m there!!!

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  • Allyson
  • 11-16-21

Good Read

The story moves at a good pace. Interesting plot. The characters are believable. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-21

Disappointing John Grisham

I have Listened to many John Grisham books and enjoy them all, but this one was very disappointing. The narrator was boring to listen to, at times I couldn’t make out which female character I was listening to her tone never changed. Even though the storyline, I thought was good it could’ve been better with a far more interesting narrator.