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The Last Juror

Narrated by: Terrence Mann
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Summary

Winner of the British Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colourful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college drop-out, 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 courtroom 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.

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Fabulous!

I just loved this book. It’s different, with charismatic characters & at times, so very moving. I was sorry when I reached the end., I couldn’t believe I had finished it so quickly!

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  • 20-10-06

Slow start but an enjoyable listen

very different to many of his books; there is very little 'action' but an interesting study of the Mississippi area.

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  • Arnold
  • 23-10-05

Wonderful

I have listened to this book several times and each time it is as enjoyable as the first. The characters are real. It was fun reading and held my interest throughout.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-12

Very well done

What disappointed you about The Last Juror?

Nothing

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. Thrrough continued changes

Which character – as performed by Terrence Mann – was your favorite?

None especially

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes. It was quite goood

Any additional comments?

I just read On Wings of Eagles. I have never read a more badly printed book. For example, the word them priints out as diem. Ken Follett and a number appear on most pages. Some pages are almost gibberish. You should be ashamed of yourselves

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