Judge & Jury

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5 out of 5 stars
By Julie on 06-30-07

Judge and Jury

This is a fast pace powerful book. James Patterson has done it again. It is pulled from the pages of the Godfather and Sapranos. I haven't finished it but I can't wait to get back on my bike and finish listening to it.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 05-27-07

Slightly Disappointed

Is James Patterson spreading himself a little too thin these days? My husband and I have been a fan for years, but this book fell a little short of what we have come to expect. The ending seemed "formula" and rushed; as if needing to make a deadline. With that said, Judge and Jury is still a good mystery. I like the Pelasante character and Montengna's narration is brilliant.

Denise Harrigan

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Katherine M. on 02-13-12

Thank You Joe Mantegna

This is a good story with typical Patterson energy and excitement. The award, however, goes to Joe Mantegna who narrated so effectively that after a chapter or two I forgot there was only one person reading! Characters stood out and their individual feelings and personalities became familiar. Mantegna never seemed to forget which character was speaking. It made me chuckle at the thought of him changing costumes for each one.

All in all, Patterson seldom disappoints and in the case of Judge & Jury, Joe Mantegna makes sure of it.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By M. Diana on 04-04-07

Loved It!

I thought this was his best until I started reading Step On a Crack. Now I'm not sure which is his best. He just keeps getting better and better. I love the fact that most of his books are written where I grew up, Long Island and New York City. I can see all the places clearly as he describes them, and his dialogue is almost as good as Pat Conroy's.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Scott on 08-14-06

Just bearable ... pass on this book

I read Patterson for light diversion and I have never expected from him a literary tour de force, but this book was almost unbearable. Suspense and action novels sometimes call for a suspension of belief on certain matters but the good ones draw you into a world that is credible and interesting. Judge and Jury has no credibility. Every bad guy is superhuman. They can be old men and take a bullet in the shoulder, a three-story crash through a window, a fall in an icy crevice and still grapple like Hulk Hogan. The chapters are so short as to be annoying. The protagonist could be in the middle of a swing. One chapter might explain how he pulled back the arm and the next chapter begins with the punch itself. In print, this might be okay but on audio, it is as annoying as someone shutting off the TV and turing it back on every five minutes. You might still be able to make it through this book but I think you could do much better with your audible credits.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Sharon on 09-04-12

Not one of my favs:(

What disappointed you about Judge & Jury?

I didn't realize that this one was the same as the movie the Juror. I didn't like the movie either.

What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Andrew Gross ’s story?

I was disappointed that I already knew the story line.

What does Joe Mantegna bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Joe Mantegna sounds like a mob boss, so he was a good pic for the book.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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