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A Time to Kill Audiobook

A Time to Kill

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.
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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...

©1992 John Grisham; (P)1992 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 06-01-15
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 06-01-15 Member Since 2015

    I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible

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    "A blast from the past!!!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharlene Fort Smith, AR, United States 01-10-12
    Sharlene Fort Smith, AR, United States 01-10-12
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    "A time to kill"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis Godwin 05-19-14
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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.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Billy Hemet, California, United States 02-29-12
    Billy Hemet, California, United States 02-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "great naration, story drags a bit"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, while I felt the story kind of dragged a bit tha naration made up for that


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Grisham? Why or why not?

    yes,


    Which scene was your favorite?

    how the jury reached it's verdict


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

    yes, not cry but understand the delima the fater was in


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    carol Jackson, NJ, United States 03-27-12
    carol Jackson, NJ, United States 03-27-12
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    "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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    Janice Pilkenton 03-11-16
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    "A must read."

    We had a long drive ahead of us. We decided on a Time to Kill. A great choice. Narration was absolutely wonderful. Story was wonderful.
    We highly recommend this book. Kept us spellbound all the way.

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    Jim N Chicago, IL 02-07-16
    Jim N Chicago, IL 02-07-16 Member Since 2008
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    "A Gripping Listen"

    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.

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    Elaina White 02-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "WOW AMAZING"

    I was so excited I didn't want to put it down it was great listening

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    krik80 CA 11-14-15
    krik80 CA 11-14-15
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    "A Time to Kill"
    Would you listen to A Time to Kill again? Why?

    Love this book; especially the ending!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending


    What about Michael Beck’s performance did you like?

    He really read it well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending was perfect!


    Any additional comments?

    Only that there aren't more books like this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Connell Roberts 07-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant exploration of justice"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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