Harry Rex Vonner

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 28,796 ratings

A Time to Kill Publisher's Summary

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...
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  • Book 1

    • A Time to Kill

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nobody will read this review

    • By Alicia on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $39.93

    • A Time to Kill

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his 10-year-old daughter, the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood and call for his acquittal. But when extremists outside Clanton hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town, determined to destroy anything and anyone that opposes their sense of justice. Jake Brigance has been hired to defend Hailey. It's the kind of case that can make or break a young lawyer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A worldwide problem of racism.

    • By Mervyn on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $26.64

    • A Time to Kill & The King of Torts

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,019

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lively voices tell gripping plot

    • By Paul Cragin on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $33.27

  • Book 2

    • The Summons

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 450

    The long-awaited new legal thriller from John Grisham is here. In The Summons, law professor Ray Atlee and his black-sheep brother are called home by their ailing father, the Judge, for a family meeting that never takes place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray. And perhaps someone else.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unremarkable

    • By Michelle on 02-19-03

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Summons

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep.And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for forty years.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Summons & The Brethren

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller, Michael Beck
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826

    The Summons: Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi. Now the judge is a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. The Brethren: They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. In prison these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong. Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich, very fast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Double Pack of Edge of Your Seat Suspense

    • By Paul Luthi on 03-23-13

    Regular price: $32.87

  • Book 3

    • The Last Juror

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620

    In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grisham's Finest

    • By Danielle on 02-08-04

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Last Juror

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1970, one of Mississippi’s more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim, until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

    Regular price: $26.64

  • Book 5

    • Sycamore Row

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,508
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,674
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,639

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grisham at his best (again)

    • By Brock on 10-23-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Sycamore Row

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail. In the long-awaited successor to the novel that launched his phenomenal career, John Grisham brings us the powerful sequel to A Time to Kill. As filled with twists as it is with legal mastery, Sycamore Row proves beyond doubt that John Grisham is in a league of his own. Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grisham is all about the craft

    • By Madeleine on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $26.64