• While Justice Sleeps

  • By: Stacey Abrams
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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While Justice Sleeps

By: Stacey Abrams
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
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Publisher's Summary

The number one New York Times best seller

An explosive secret

When legendary Washington judge Justice Wynn falls into a coma and puts his law clerk, Avery, in control, Avery’s world is turned upside down. Because Justice Wynn had a secret. One that nobody wants to come out....

A life in the balance

As Wynn lies in hospital, Avery begins to unravel a sequence of clues, and realizes the puzzle will lead her directly into danger.

A showdown that will change everything

But how high a price can you put on the truth? And is Avery brave enough to expose the White House itself?

A gripping political thriller from the activist, leader and speaker Stacey Abrams. 

©2021 Stacey Abrams (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Glossy, gritty, breathlessly suspenseful, effortlessly authentic and altogether wonderful." (Lee Child)

"A compelling, suspenseful mystery." (Mark Billingham)

"A mesmerising legal thriller." (Michael Connelly)

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  • Didi
  • 08-04-21

Terrible narration

Couldn’t listen past the first few chapters. While the story sounds interesting, the performance failed to capture and hold my attention

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  • RDC
  • 06-30-21

Interesting story but very poorly read.

I almost gave up on this audible book several times because of the poor narration. It’s so poor. You have to keep rewinding to listen again to try to make sense of basic sentences due to the reader’s poor understanding of punctuation. She changes the entire structure of a sentence.

It’s hard to follow and her accents are also poor and incredibly irritating.

This is probably a book you’ll enjoy more if you actually read it yourself rather than listen to it. I really hope audible stops using poor readers.

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  • Miss E C Butler
  • 06-15-21

Disappointing narrator

Distracting voice which detracted from the story itself but also didn’t seem to fit some of the characters.

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  • Amyloueliza
  • 07-05-22

A belter of a listen/read.

I am fast becoming a fan of court room drama. This just helped me along a bit further.
I will never find it comfortable to accuse those in high office but am impressed by the way this story did just that.
I'm not a spoiler so I'm not able to say more, but you will know what I mean once you've read this.
The production was great and my only complaint is that the character of Avery had such a weak voice. It really grated on me. You will no doubt hear it differently, and that is exactly how it should be.
Happy reading/listening.

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  • Kazzi
  • 04-26-22

A Mixture of Gripping and Ire!

How much bullying can one woman endure?

I enjoyed the book on the whole.

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  • Estelle
  • 03-16-22

Slow. Yea we but had me hooked.

The book was a slow burner but it had me hooked and I wanted to know how and what and why.
The narrator was great and covered the various accents brilliantly.
The story was a great thriller and worthy of the time spent listening.

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  • A Visser
  • 08-26-21

Gripping thriller

I hugely enjoyed listening to this novel -- it is an interesting political thriller with several twists. Not sure why other comments flagged narration as I thought it was very good.

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  • Spoonful Of Sugar
  • 08-13-21

Awful narration

Unfortunately I really struggled to listen to this. I had really looked forward to it as the premise sounded so interesting but the narration was awful and so distracting. The voice-over artist seems to miss out the punctuation and as a result sentences don't sound quite right. I had to keep rewinding it to listen again and again. she also has a way of speaking where her voice goes up at the end of a sentence, so it doesn't sound like the end. It is very confusing. I think this is a book best read by yourself.

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  • Elaine T
  • 06-15-21

A rollercoaster ride, full of twists and turns.

Overall, really enjoyable. Lots of intrigue and our intrepid shero is the guide. If I have one gripe, it’s that the prose is sometimes overwritten.

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  • Lezel
  • 07-07-21

Narration problematic but story good

I found it very difficult to get into the story because the narrator makes every sentence sound like a question. She lets het voice go up at the end of each sentence… very distracting. I considered giving up on the audio version and just reading the book, but I persevered and enjoyed the story.

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  • Eran Segev
  • 01-06-22

Great story, mediocre performance

The story is great. The performance was mediocre. All male characters sound the same, and dialogues were often poorly performed.

Also, saying "rescue" when it should be "recuse" (twice!) should be disqualifying for a book like this, and not noticing that it's been done is a quality control failure.