A Time to Kill

  • by John Grisham
  • Narrated by Michael Beck
  • 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a 10-year-old black girl is shattered by 2 drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her father acquires an assault riffle - and takes justice into his own outraged hands. For 10 days, with burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spreading through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own...


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Customer Reviews

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Not narrated by Micheal Beck

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I bought this book because I so enjoyed Michael Beck's narration on Sycamore Row and the cover lists him as the narrator. I guess I didn't read the book description well enough because it turns out that this is narrated by Alexander Adams and, after the rich southern accents of Sycamore Row, this narration just isn't up to par.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'm moving on to The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood.

What didn’t you like about Alexander Adams’s performance?

He talks to fast for my liking and his southern accent was not believable. One of the characters sounds like Barney Fife! I've tried to get past it but listening has become a chore. I'm returning this book with after listening to only 27% of it.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I wanted to love it as I did Sycamore Row but it was very disappointing.

Any additional comments?

I encourage listeners to buy Sycamore Row instead.

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- Phyllis Godwin

Excellent Narrator!

A great book becomes even greater when Alexander Adams is the narrator. Bringing to each character a distinct voice and dialect, Adams makes you want to replay every chapter. I love audiobooks and first heard this particular version when I borrowed it from the library years ago. At that time they were on cassettes. Needless to say I was absolutely thrilled when I saw Audible.com had the same audiobook on its website ready to download. I could listen to the book over and over again; it's that good!

I highly recommend "A Time to Kill" narrated by Alexander Adams. You are sure to love it!!!
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- carol

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2011
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio