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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Michael Beck Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780739342800
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A Time to Kill
The life of a ten-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her father acquires an assault rifle–and takes justice into his own outraged hands.
For ten days, with burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spreading through the streets of Clanton, Mississippi, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jack Brigance struggles to save his client’s life… and then his own.

The King of Torts
When Clay Carter of the public defender’s office reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. But as he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life–that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession’s newest king of torts . . . Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 10/26/2013

    " A Time to Kill -- Grisham's first and best book. He should have stopped at one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron Witmer | 2/27/2013

    " This is my all time Grisham favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Carson | 2/26/2013

    " A time to kill use a lot of the n word. Other then that Grisham spins a great tail as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 12/14/2011

    " A few lol moments, a good book to listen to for a long drive. Not my fave Grisham, but definitely not the worst. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 5/21/2011

    " The only Grisham book I liked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George | 5/19/2011

    " OK. Not his best. The movie was much, much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 5/18/2011

    " I liked this, seemed pirate like to me:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 5/15/2011

    " The very best of Grisham. Have read it more than once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shiloh | 5/10/2011

    " This is such a great story, but I might actually have to say I liked the movie better. It was so well cast and expertly told the main themes of the story very concisely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diedre | 5/9/2011

    " I have read everyone of grisham's books and this is still the best one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 5/2/2011

    " I really loved this book when I read it back in the 90's. I remember thinking that it would make an awesome movie, but it would be too controversial. I guess I was wrong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 4/23/2011

    " Great read as usual. Always one of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 4/22/2011

    " It was a really good book and far better than the movie. "

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About the Author
Author John Grisham

John Grisham, whose name has become synonymous with the modern legal thriller, used to work sixty to seventy hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi, law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel. When finally published, A Time to Kill met with little success, but when he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers. Spending forty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991. The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. His success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was then republished. This time around, it was a bestseller. Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year, and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 275 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into forty languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films, as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

About the Narrator

Michael Beck is an American actor and audiobook narrator. He is best known for his role in the 1979 film, The Warriors. He has narrated numerous novels by John Grisham, as well as Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz and My Life by Bill Clinton. He lives in California.