The Last Juror by John Grisham audiobook

The Last Juror: A Novel

By John Grisham
Read by Terrence Mann

Random House Audio 9780385510431
5.93 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780739309025

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began. From the Hardcover edition.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison.

But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

John Grisham is about as good a storyteller as we’ve got in the United States these days. New York Times Book Review
Never let it be said this man doesn’t know how to spin a good yarn. Entertainment Weekly
John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today. Philadelphia Inquirer
“One of his best: a thoughtful and atmospheric thriller.” New York Times
“[The Last Juror] ranks among [Grisham’s] best-written and most atmospheric novels.” USA Today
“Grisham lets his suspense build slowly, holding the reader to the end and creating a memorable cast of characters.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Grisham weaves the suspense of a courtroom drama throughout the novel, but this story is more thoughtful and wide-ranging than his usual thrillers.…one of Grisham’s best.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Sit back, relax, and savor the descriptions of Miss Callie’s home cooking and a young man’s sentimental education.” Orlando Sentinel
“Those who enjoyed the warm sentiment of [Grisham’s] recent novels will still find much to love here.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Particularly fun.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: John Grisham

Author Bio: John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of more than thirty-five novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and seven novels for young readers. Thirty-three of his crime thrillers have made the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English