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Publisher's Summary

The multi-million copy best-selling thriller that introduced Jake Brigance to Clanton and inspired a sequel, Sycamore Row.
When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his 10-year-old daughter, the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood and call for his acquittal. But when extremists outside Clanton hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town, determined to destroy anything and anyone that opposes their sense of justice. Jake Brigance has been hired to defend Hailey. It's the kind of case that can make or break a young lawyer. But in the maelstrom of Clanton, it is also the kind of case that could get a young lawyer killed.
©1992 John Grisham (P)1992 Random House, LLC
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"Grisham is an absolute master!" ( The Washington Post)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 05-12-17

Loved it. Excellent narrator. Highly recommended.

A brilliant narrator and a wonderful story well written and I really enjoyed it !

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5 out of 5 stars
By AndrewLen on 11-19-16

You'll love this if you hate bigotry..

What did you love best about A Time to Kill?

The attempted justice of Carl Lee Hailey by the lawyer defending him and the hypocrisy of the people that were claiming to try and help him.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Time to Kill?

Without a doubt, the story itself, from start to finish.

What about Michael Beck’s performance did you like?

He explains the plot of the story in a way that compels you to keep listening to the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely nothing. The narrator was brilliant.

Any additional comments?

If you despise racism and bigotry, you will love this book and without giving too much away, you will LOVE the way the story ends. This has to be one of John Grisham's best. Highly recommended read!

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5 out of 5 stars
By John Glasgow on 04-02-15

A fantastic listen

Would you listen to A Time to Kill again? Why?

This audiobook is of the highest quality, both in terms of story and performance. Michael Beck's excellent performance brings this book to life and at no point in the 16+ hours did I feel the story lose my attention.

Which character – as performed by Michael Beck – was your favourite?

I don't have a favourite because of how good Michael Beck was. Without spoiling anything I think his adaptation of Ellen Roark was brilliant as well as Lucian and Jake.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The whole book is totally engrossing, leaving you wondering what is going to happen next at all times. I have never read a John Grisham book before but I fully intend to listen to the next one, hopefully read by Michael Beck again.

Any additional comments?

A 5 star listen. A fantastic book, read by a fantastic narrator. For anyone who enjoys drama of any kind, put this on your wish list.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By chillyt on 05-31-15

Brilliant book

it was well worth listening to although upsetting at times .

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Patrick on 05-26-15

Thrilling and completely captivating. I loved it

Loved it. completely captivating and i didnt want the story to end. brilliant audio book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-29-17

Brilliant

Would you listen to A Time to Kill again? Why?

Totally entranced from the start.
Articulately detailed and keeps you guessing all the way

What did you like best about this story?

Storyline and narratpr

Have you listened to any of Michael Beck’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Na

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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