A Time to Kill:
The life of a 10-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 10 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.
A Time to Kill ©1992 John Grisham; (P)1992 Random House, Inc.
The King of Torts ©2003 Belfry Holdings, Inc.; (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
Great narrator, love his voice. I think this is a great story, job well done Mr. Grisome!!!
Definitely the fact that I was able to listen to them within one audiobook. An awesome deal, two books for one price!
I don't know about any other books but I would compare them to each other. For they both deal lawyers, money issues, among other things.
He definitely brought life to them. Of course, it also helped that one of the novels had previously been turned into a movie.
For both of the novels it was the ending. A Time to Kill: the not guilty verdict brought on by the help of one female juror. The Kings of Torts: Clay's final realization of his overall stupidity and impatience with waiting for success to come.
Although, I overall liked and prefer A Time to Kill over The Kings of Torts, I still definitely will be recommending both novels to others. They both are excellent reads just one, in my opinion, has more liking to it than the other.
I remember the days of run away juries down in Mississippi and know how badly it ended.. This ending made me laugh when he got beaten bc so many people wanted to do that to balducci and langston.. Thank you Mr Grisham for including that! 😀
A time to kill is well done, gripping story. I found that with King of Torts, protagonist was not so likable, which detracts from engagement. Reader is solid performer. Still, a bargain at two-for-one.
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