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A Time to Kill & The King of Torts Audiobook

A Time to Kill & The King of Torts

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Publisher's Summary

Two from the master of the legal thriller:

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.

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    Nemo B. 03-15-16
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    "A time to kill was great"

    King of Torts had static on the recording during one chapter. A Time to Kill was great.

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    Atanaan 03-13-16
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    "Michael Beck!"

    Good story but the standout is Michael Beck...the best narrater I have heard in a while!

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    Owen McDermott-Berryman 02-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Would recommend"

    Great narration as always, two interesting stories, both had kind of abrupt endings. Would recommend.

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    K Spearman 02-25-16
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    In the King of torts the story line got a bit long towards the end...

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    Heidi Dietrich Melrose, Ma, USA 01-07-16
    Heidi Dietrich Melrose, Ma, USA 01-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It Varies"

    A Time To Kill is a good book. Disliked The King Of Torts. Awful Book.

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    Simon 12-01-15
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    "Both excellent books"

    Two very good books, however the two are unrelated easy to lose track as it is a very long file. Voice acting is fine, the story is absolutely fascinating. King of torts is a great read, it is quite detailed and probably drags on more than it should but fun all the way, time to kill is a timeless classic

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    Cynthia Johnson 11-23-15 Listener Since 2009
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    Loved A Time to Kill did not like The King of Torts. Loved all other J Grishams books that I have listened to do fat

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    Loved listening to these 2 great books. A Time to kill is a classic for me. Having seen the movie I still enjoyed listening to the story unfold. King of Tortes was good as well, although the story wasn't quit as suspenseful.

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    Heather Walker 10-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Narration, love John Grisham. double book!!"

    Great Narration, love John Grisham. double books are the best for the price. Would deff buy again!

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    Caroline Alameda, CA, USA 08-20-15
    Caroline Alameda, CA, USA 08-20-15 Member Since 2002
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    "Engaging - Classic Grisham Storytelling"
    What made the experience of listening to A Time to Kill & The King of Torts the most enjoyable?

    A Time to Kill - The storyline touches on some classic civil rights/race issues that in some areas are still relevant. I always enjoy John Grisham's exploration of the legal system and this book does not let me down. Michael Beck brings the story to life with great narrative.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tossed between Jake Brigance and Lucien Wilbanks. I think I can relate more to Jake but love and admire Lucien for his crusty personality and disregard for the establishment.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not yet, but I will now:)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not necessarily but I certainly looked forward to picking up the book to continue the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Two books in one audio is always a bit of pain because you can't tell how long is left to the end of the first book. The second book The King of Torts starts at chapter 45.

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