While Justice Sleeps: A Novel Audiobook, by Stacey Abrams Play Audiobook Sample

While Justice Sleeps: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Adenrele Ojo, Stacey Abrams Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: Avery Keene Release Date: May 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780593413708

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36:42 minutes

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18 seconds

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15:10 minutes

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From celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams, While Justice Sleeps is a gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court. "Brilliant and mesmerizing. Abrams follows in Dan Brown’s footprint with this masterfully plotted thriller that unfolds like the ultimate chess match—bold move to bolder move with lives hanging in the balance."—Lisa Gardner    "Stacey Abrams is a true novelist, and While Justice Sleeps is a first-class legal thriller, favorably compared to many of the best, starting with The Pelican Brief, which it brings to mindIt’s fast-paced and full of surprises—a terrific read."—Scott Turow Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together—excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn—the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases—has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. She is immediately notified that Justice Wynn has left instructions for her to serve as his legal guardian and power of attorney. Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery finds that Justice Wynn had been secretly researching one of the most controversial cases before the court—a proposed merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, which promises to unleash breathtaking results in the medical field. She also discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously related conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.   As political wrangling ensues in Washington to potentially replace the ailing judge whose life and survival Avery controls, she begins to unravel a carefully constructed, chesslike sequence of clues left behind by Wynn. She comes to see that Wynn had a much more personal stake in the controversial case and realizes his complex puzzle will lead her directly into harm’s way in order to find the truth. While Justice Sleeps is a cunningly crafted, sophisticated novel, layered with myriad twists and a vibrant cast of characters. Drawing on her astute inside knowledge of the court and political landscape, Stacey Abrams shows herself to be not only a force for good in politics and voter fairness but also a major new talent in suspense fiction. With an audio-exclusive Original Introduction written and read by the Author

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“Narrator Adenrele Ojo marshals listeners through this complicated legal-political-medical thriller…At the center is brilliant Supreme Court clerk Avery Keene, whom Ojo portrays with just the right amount of emotion. Ojo also masterfully presents the male characters…Ojo’s clear vocal differentiation will help listeners follow the points of view of the many characters.”

— AudioFile 


  • “An utterly unputdownable suspense novel…Abrams brandishes her legal cred and familiarity with obscure Constitutional issues to create a page-turning thriller.”

    — O, The Oprah Magazine
  • “Shadowy figures…earth-shattering consequences…[a] deadly knot of deception…[in] a shrewd and exciting legal thriller."

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “A classic legal thriller in the vein of John Grisham.”

    — BookPage
  • “Glossy, gritty, breathlessly suspenseful, effortlessly authentic, and altogether wonderful.”

    — Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “A killer thriller. Loaded with legal intrigue, corrupt politicians, and the history of chess, Abrams proves why the most powerful piece on the board is the Queen. Well played.”

    — Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “A first-class legal thriller…fast-paced and full of surprises—a terrific read.”

    — Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Twisty, clever, and full of surprises.”

    — Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author
  • “A legal thriller of the highest order…Avery Keene is a fresh, modern heroine entirely of Abrams’ own making.”

    — Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author


  • A BookPage Top Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021
  • A Marie Claire Magazine Pick of 2021's Must-Reads
  • A May 2021 LibraryReads Pick
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Best New Books of the Month
  • An Oprah Magazine Pick of the Month
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller
  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio
  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2021

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Charlotte Westfield, 2/23/2023

About Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams is the New York Times bestselling author of Our Time Is Now, among other books, an entrepreneur, and a political leader. A tax attorney by training, she served eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as minority leader, and became the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, where she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. She has launched multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at the state, national, and international levels. She is the founder of Fair Fight, Fair Count, and the Southern Economic Advancement Project. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the advisory board of Climate Power 2020 and the advocacy board of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association. She has received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School.

About Adenrele Ojo

Adenrele Ojo is an actress, dancer, and audiobook narrator, winner of over a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. She made her on-screen debut in My Little Girl, starring Jennifer Lopez, and has since starred in several other films. She has also performed extensively with the Philadelphia Dance Company. As the daughter of John E. Allen, Jr., founder and artistic director of Freedom Theatre, the oldest African American theater in Pennsylvania, is no stranger to the stage. In 2010 she performed in the Fountain Theatre’s production of The Ballad of Emmett Till, which won the 2010 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Ensemble. Other plays include August Wilson’s Jitney and Freedom Theatre’s own Black Nativity, where she played Mary.