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The reckoning

by Grisham, John,

Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 41 Libraries 41 of 43 copies
Available (41)
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Baldwin Borough Library Audiovisual CD BK GRI
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD GRISHAM John
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Brentwood Library Adult Audiobooks CD BOOK Grisham
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Bridgeville Public Library Audiovisual FIC GRI
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Audio Visual CD Gri
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Beechview Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Brookline Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Carrick Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - East Liberty AV CD Grisham
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CLP - Hazelwood Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Hill District Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Homewood Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Knoxville Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Lawrenceville Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Grisham
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CLP - Sheraden Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - South Side Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - West End Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Woods Run Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Audiobook SVAU Fic Gri
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV CD-BK F GRI
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC Fic Grisham (15)
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual CD BOOK FIC GRI
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Audiovisual CD BK GRI
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Dormont Public Library Audio Visual AUDIO CD GRIS
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Audio Visual CDBK FIC GRI
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Monroeville Public Library Audio CD GRISHAM John Unabridged
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Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK FIC GRISH
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC GRISHAM (COMPACT DISC)
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD GRI
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD GRI
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Audio CDB Grisham
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Plum Community Library Adult Audio CD GRI
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Scott Township Library Audio ACD FIC GRISHA RECKON
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Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD F GRI
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD GRISHAM [B-O-CD}
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South Fayette Township Library Audiovisual CD FIC GRI
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks GRISHAM John
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
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Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD Grisham
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Audio CHECKED OUT
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Robinson Library Audio Book CHECKED OUT
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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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Shortly after WWII, a decorated veteran, a genuine war hero, calmly and with malice aforethought murders a Methodist preacher. He makes no effort to conceal the crime, and, even after he's arrested and charged with homicide, he refuses to give anyone, even his lawyer, an explanation. His family is distraught; the murdered man's family is grief-stricken. What makes Grisham's latest something more than a typical legal thriller is its structure. The tale begins with the crime itself, then takes us back in time to 20 years before the murder, portraying the events that led up to it. Finally, the narrative jumps forward again, to the aftermath of the trial. If Grisham had elected to tell this story in a linear fashion, it would have been a good, if unremarkable, thriller. But spooled out in this deliberately disjointed fashion, it becomes a fascinating literary jigsaw puzzle, with pieces of the story from the book's multiple sections finally clicking into place in the end. This is Grisham experimenting with the traditional legal-thriller format, and his experiment yields thoroughly engaging results. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Grisham brand shows no signs of losing its power to draw readers, giving him the leverage to play with the thriller format, as he does successfully here.--David Pitt Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Why would a respected war hero cold-bloodedly gun down the local pastor? That's the central mystery in this subpar outing from bestseller Grisham (The Rooster Bar). One morning in 1946, Pete Banning, a WWII vet and Ford County, Miss., cotton farmer who recently committed his wife, Liza, to a hospital, accepts "the solemn reality that it was time for the killing." After having breakfast with his sister, Florry, Banning drives to the Clanton Methodist Church, where he shoots the Rev. Dexter Bell three times at point-blank range. He then aims his weapon at the black man who cleans the church, Hop Purdue, before sparing Hop's life and instructing him to fetch the sheriff. Banning offers no resistance to his arrest and no explanation for his actions-to the sheriff, his defense attorney, or Florry. He refuses to allow his attorney to plead insanity, or even to ask for a change of venue. It seems that the shooting may have something to do with Liza, but Banning's motive is only clarified late in the book, and that revelation doesn't make it easy for readers to empathize with him. Grisham fans will hope for a return to form next time. Agent: David Gernert, Gernert Company. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Mississippi -- Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Legal fiction (Literature)
Publisher New York :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Beck, Michael, 1949- narrator.
Random House Audio Publishing, publisher.
Books on Tape, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Michael Beck.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 15 audio discs (18 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780525639299
9780525639275
9780525639251
052563925X
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