©1992 John Grisham; (P)1992 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
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.
I'm moving on to The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood.
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.
I wanted to love it as I did Sycamore Row but it was very disappointing.
I encourage listeners to buy Sycamore Row instead.
I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible
I loved the movie and years later I decided to read the book and boy I'm glad I did. The book goes into so much more detail. Very seldom do you find a book that makes you want to cry, laugh and get mad all at the same time. To think at one time this was a way of life in the south and I'm from the south. Carl Lee and Jake make a great team. I suggest you read this book especially if you've seen the movie. You will love it. John Grisham makes books easy to read and suspenseful all the way through.
I was disappointed with the reading of this book. Sentences repeated several times. The reader was not as good as most. All in all, the reader made it worse for the story.
yes, while I felt the story kind of dragged a bit tha naration made up for that
how the jury reached it's verdict
yes, not cry but understand the delima the fater was in
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!!!
Grisham's first novel is a bit rough around the edges and it's certainly not for the timid. From the brutal opening scene to the tense latter stages of the book, A Time to Kill plunges the listener into a compelling story, replete with startling racist attitudes and difficult moral questions. The book is at it's best when dealing with those questions. The characterizations border on stereotype but the main character, Jake, is fairly well-developed and some of the others are memorable, if a bit one-dimensional.
Michael Beck's reading was among the very best I've heard. He did a remarkable job!
If you're looking for a good legal thriller, A Time to Kill is worth a credit.
Love this book; especially the ending!
He really read it well.
The ending was perfect!
Only that there aren't more books like this!
A brilliant exploration of "justice" told through the eyes of two distinct communities. Reminds us that despite legacy of racism that plagues our past, despite certain cultural differences, we all have right to human dignity, being treated equally before the law and in the eyes of man. Loved character development, the drama, suspense, comedy. Ran the whole gamut of emotions. This is my first Grisham book but certainly won't be the last.
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