The Reckoning: A Novel Audiobook, by John Grisham Play Audiobook Sample

The Reckoning: A Novel Audiobook

The Reckoning: A Novel Audiobook, by John Grisham Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Michael Beck Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 11.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525639268

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

180

Longest Chapter Length:

08:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

13 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

05:52 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

54

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • John Grisham's most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet • “A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga.” —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. Don’t miss John Grisham’s new book, THE EXCHANGE: AFTER THE FIRM, coming soon!

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"The book is richly detailed with some good prose. It certainly captured my interest from the very beginning with a strong inciting incident. In many ways the center of the book, about the Bataan Death March, was the most engaging. But overall The Reckoning felt like a major disappointment, and when the ending finally did come it was abrupt and somewhat of a narrative cop-out. The "hero" that was abandoned about 2/3 of the way through the book, and most of the rest simply a story of ruin and despair."

— James (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “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
  • “The quest for justice is only the beginning in this Southern-family saga…Grisham does so much more this time around.”

    — Associated Press

Awards

  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • New York Times audio bestseller
  • A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in historical thrillers

The Reckoning Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
5 Stars: 9
4 Stars: 3
3 Stars: 2
2 Stars: 2
1 Stars: 1
Narration: 4.70588235294118 out of 54.70588235294118 out of 54.70588235294118 out of 54.70588235294118 out of 54.70588235294118 out of 5 (4.71)
5 Stars: 13
4 Stars: 3
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 3.94117647058824 out of 53.94117647058824 out of 53.94117647058824 out of 53.94117647058824 out of 53.94117647058824 out of 5 (3.94)
5 Stars: 9
4 Stars: 2
3 Stars: 4
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 2
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Marvin, 1/26/2023
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    — Grace Tallhamer, 11/20/2022
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    — kim kosilla, 10/26/2022
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    — Ralph E. Bennett II, 9/14/2022
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    — CWILLM , 5/2/2022
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    — James Douthitt, 12/28/2021
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    — Colleen Kelly, 11/30/2021
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    — Tracey Palmer, 11/5/2021
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    " This book had you wanting to know what happened all the way to the end. The ending was disappointing though. In addition, this recording keeping starting over consistently throughout the reading so we had to keep trying to find where we were and pick back up at that place. Overall, I would recommend, but definitely a disappointing ending for such a LONG read! "

    — Heather, 9/13/2021
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    — Faye Nash, 7/9/2021
  • 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: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — VERY DISAPPOINTED, 6/2/2021
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    " Well done. "

    — Laserman, 5/11/2021
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    — thomas hopkins, 7/23/2020
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    " With the exception of Camino Island, I've read every Grisham book, even the one about the Italian football league. Grisham is a phenomenal story teller, but this story leaves sometime to be desired. I had high hopes in the beginning of the book, but the climactic moment never really happened. The ending tied it all up, but I wanted something more. Maybe Grisham will write a sequel and my blood lust will be sated. "

    — BRob, 5/17/2020
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    — Starla Jones, 3/7/2020
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narration Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    — greg guizado, 1/16/2020
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    — Bevreb , 4/10/2019

About 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

About Michael Beck

Michael Beck is an American actor and audiobook narrator. He is best known for his role in the 1979 film The Warriors. He has narrated numerous novels by John Grisham, as well as Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz and My Life by Bill Clinton. He lives in California.