Judge and Jury

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Patterson , Andrew Gross
Narrator: Joe Mantegna
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Thriller
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: July 2006
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

Senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante is closing in on the notorious mob boss "The Electrician," when the scheduled sting goes spectacularly awry. Bestselling author James Patterson returns with the #1 blockbuster of the spring, an unstoppable audiobook of law and revenge.

Reviews (21)

Great Book

Written by Cindy on June 11th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved it! Kept me going until the end. Joe Mantegna did a fabulous job narrating it. Try it!

Excellent narration

Written by Anonymous on October 20th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Joe Mantegna was excellent in his narration of this book and it was an exciting story. I don't know if the character can be revived for future novels, I would be happy to see he and Andie again. Joe Mantegna as Nicky "Smiles" Pellesantie or as Spenser...He is wonderful narrator and I too, look for books narrated by him.

Judge & Jury

Written by Anonymous on September 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was gripping - had trouble leaving it. Joe Mantegna was such an excellent narrator, for the first time, I have searched books for selection by those he has narrated.

ok

Written by Anonymous on August 7th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Not one of my favorite. OK to pass the time. Sure, give it read for fun.

Judge and Jury

Written by Michael Scott from Santa Cruz, CA on July 11th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The narration was excellent. The story was actually quite good until the end, where it went over the top and became unbelievable very fast. This character does have the potential of being the topic of a series of books, though it'd be too similar to his Alex Cross series. However, I am beginning to wonder how much of this was Patterson's doing, and how much was Gross' doing. Most of Patterson's books have co-writers these days, so I'm beginning to wonder how much work is really his or if he's just lending out his name to sell more books.

Improbable

Written by Tom Watrous on April 28th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

While of some interest, the listener must suspend belief over a lot of what happens. For every segment that you could believe might happen in real life, there are three more that are beyond what is probable. But after all it is fiction...................

Judge and Jury

Written by Gary Kuhlken from Stockton, CA on March 24th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I'm a pretty good fan of Patterson, so I wasn't really surprised that this story appealed to me from the beginning. However, the ending was very un-Patterson-like; there were a few undotted i's and uncrossed t's just left hanging. The epilog took care of my concerns with the crosses and dots I needed. Another good story by one of my favorite authors...gk

judge and jury

Written by Anonymous on March 6th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The story line kept me interested, -- however I am not a fan of James Pattersons writing style.

Judge & Jury

Written by Claudia Robertson on February 25th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed this book as it did not leave you wondering what happened to certain characters. I thought it was a little on the black side of human nature and yet I thought it was possible for someone to react in the manner described. This book made me feel - disguisted, mad, hopeless and satisified. My time was well spent.

Judge and Jury

Written by Donna Lee on February 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I wish I could give this book more than five stars. It was that good. The narration was amazing.

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.

Gross, Andrew

Andrew Gross coauthored 2nd Chance and The Jester with James Patterson. He lives with his wife, Lynn, and their three children in Westchester County, New York.