©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'm a nurse practitioner that loves to let my imagination run when listening to books. Takes me forever to read, so I love listening!
The story is real, or so it seemed. Nothing really seemed far-fetched, although there were some extraordinary happenings. But it was an extraordinary story.
Small town. The showing that different races can, and do, get along and go to bat for one another.
Have not heard this reader. But I really enjoyed the way he changed his voice for so many characters. His voices for the judge and for Harry Rex were most interesting, and actually funny.
A time to kill? You decide. (emphasise on
Loved this book. I thought it was my first Grisham, but I was reminded that I had read A Painted House and The Litigators. I guess I've joined the Grisham Lovers Club.
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.
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!!!
Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.
I'm a major Grisham fan. This is one of my favorites because his dry sarcastic wit comes through in several places. I was literally laughing out loud in places.
What can I say…one of my favorites.
I don't listen or read the same books twice, but if I did- sure!
The author does a great job of animating the characters!!
Judge Noose! :)
I noticed some of the lines repeated and wondered why this was!
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
The audio doesn't download so I couldn't listen to what I paid for
The plot is wonderful. I wish I could have listened to the audio
This is John Grisham's first novel and the storyline is good. But the book is from a different era. The use of the "n" word is pervasive. In fairness, the word is not used to defame. It is used casually, like the color red would be used. For me, that took a 4 star book down to a 2.
The setting is unfamiliar to me so I liked learning about a different geographic area of the country. Presentations of regular people, the KKK, the ACLU lawyer and the civil rights groups were very interesting.
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