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The Reckoning: A Novel

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: John Grisham

Narrated By: Michael Beck

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2018

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

#1 bestselling author John Grisham’s The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet.
 
“A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga…The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case.”
—USA Today
 
 October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi

Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son—a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime.  Pete's only statement about it—to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family—was: 'I have nothing to say.' He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave.
           
In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete’s defense attorney tries desperately to save him. 

Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham’s signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page.

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  • Joanie G.

    Narrator was great, but the book; it was so depressing. I really liked all the characters but what they did to each other broke my heart. Not one of John Grisham's best :(

  • Karen G.

    The story line dragged on there was no suspense could not wait for it to be over. Not one of his best book.

  • Jacob B.

    I don’t know if I am just bored with Grisham or what, but this book is very, very, very boring

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