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The Judge's List: A Novel

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John Grisham, Mary-Louise Parker

11 Hours 36 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

October 2021

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect—a sitting judge—in “one of the best crime reads of the year.… Bristling with high-tech detail and shivering with suspense…. Worth staying up all night to finish” (Wall Street Journal).
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 forty, 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 twenty 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Difficult to listen to. John Grisham is a marvelous author. Ok, so a bit of a formula writer. But I cannot seem to fight my way through this audio book with MaryLouise Parker reading. She needs training really bad. Her voice does not differ from character to character. I\'ll read Judges\' List but via a paperback book -- not this awful audio book. I gave JG a 2 star only because I can\'t seem to get through it with MLP reading it. Fun actress in Red, Red2. But terrible narrator.

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  • Thelma M.

    Love Grisham.. This was no exception. Had a hard time with the narrator.

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  • Lauren H.

    Love her as an actress. Do not care for the flat performance here. Michael Beck is one reason we buy the audio books. He brings depth to the characters. This one is a hard listen….

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  • Margaret C.

    I love audiobooks yours especially this is a great new run for your money and I drove all the way from California to West Virginia and then back to Kansas City listening to your book

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  • Cynthia W.

    Great story, unpredictable and addictive! I found it difficult to turn it off. Not many books are so intriguing so I enjoyed the thrill of the chase.

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  • Cynthia A.

    Probably the best book my favorite author has written. More. More.

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  • Anonymous

    As usual, Grisham draws you into the story. Makes a good point that anybody out there could be crazy whether it is a doctor, construction worker or a sitting judge.

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  • Savannah S.

    Not my favorite John Grisham book, but overall not bad

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  • Ron M.

    Enjoyed it but definitely not his best work.

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  • Mary C.

    I thought the storyline was pretty good. I disliked the narrator. You couldn’t distinguish the characters. They all sounded alike; men, women, boys and girls! Because the story was good, I’d recommend.

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