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A Time for Mercy

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Michael Beck

19 Hours 59 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

October 2020

Audio Book Summary

Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is 'riveting' and 'suspenseful.'
Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.
In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart.
Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet.
There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

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  • Patricia H.

    I loved this book and can only hope a movie will be made with the same characters as with A Time To Kill. I also hope there will be many more books to come from Mr. John Grisham. I love Michael Beck as Narrator, as well.

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  • Misty W.

    This book is 15 hrs long and they don’t get into court until the last 4.5 hours. And you get left hanging with no real ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Love the series can’t wait for the sequel!

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  • Hannah G.

    An absolutely wonderful and suspenseful read!

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  • Holly R.

    Fun listen, great characters and the narrator, for the most part is very good. His children's and woman's voices are a little strange, but you get used to it. Perhaps a little preachy from Grisham about his world view, but it's a good world view so I didn't mind.

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  • Duskie M.

    Michael Beck's reading made this story come alive. He's a great interpreter of the characters. Grisham's story is a quintessential Grisham story. I never tire of his books. Thanks to author, reader, and publisher.

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  • Josh P.

    Loved the story! John Grisham is a true master with words. This story was amazing from the beginning to the end. I love the characters and how they always feel like family. I even learned some lawyer banter! I also want to say; Not sure how I would like any other narrator. Beck is definitely up there with the best of all narrators.

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  • James R.

    Nice to have a sort of sequel to a previous JG book; it’s like revisiting an old friend. And the end game as unpredictable as ever for Jake Briggance. Looking forward to the next one!

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  • Nicole M.

    I thought this book was fantastic! The author did an excellent job at developing the characters......I would recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    rough in the beginning but worth the read.

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