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  • The Last Juror

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham's Finest

  • By Danielle on 02-08-04

Expected something different

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-05

As always, John Grisham delivers more than the story. We learn about small town Mississippi in marvelous detail as the story unfolds. I found it rather anticlimactic, however. Throughout, I was waiting for something suspenseful to occur, but it didn't. It was a nice story, told well and read exceptionally well by Michael Beck. The technical plots and sub-plots were missing in this one, which took me by surpise.

  • 3rd Degree

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found; and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Patterson can't be outdone

  • By Sherry on 03-06-04


5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-05

I love James Patterson, and this book did not disappoint. I hope he finds time to add another books to this series as with the Alex Cross stories. I was also VERY impressed with the reader of this book, but sadly disappointed with the reader of the 2nd. Too bad the 2nd was not read by Carolyn McCormick! I can't wait for more of this series!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Cradle and All

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

In the latest from best selling author James Patterson, all signs are pointing toward something awful. Worldwide epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and stranger still, two immaculate conceptions, have the world wondering, are these random acts of nature, or is this prophecy? Can't get enough of James Patterson's distinctive thrillers? Browse more Patterson titles.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • what a bizarre story

  • By Gayle on 09-08-03


1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-05

I listened to this story just before Christmas, so it was actually timely. However, I was not impressed with the story line. It was a gross departure from James Patterson's other work. Totally implausible and I finished it only out of did not get better, just worse. I hope that I do not waste my time on anything else so strange and farfetched.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful