A Time for Mercy Audiobook

A Time for Mercy Audiobook
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John Grisham A Time for Mercy Audiobook

Clanton is in Mississippi. 1990. When the court appoints Jake Brigance as an attorney for Drew Gamble, a shy sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy, he finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial. Many Clanton residents want a speedy trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs deeper and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fervent desire to save Drew from the gas chamber jeopardizes his career, financial security, and family’s safety.

We deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many listeners know and cherish in what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career. As a result, the novel is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and, most importantly, heart.

A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet, brimming with all the courtroom scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the master of the legal thriller.

There is a time to murder and a time to seek justice. A Time for Mercy has arrived.

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John Grisham

John Grisham

John Grisham (born February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA) is an American author, lawyer, and politician whose legal thrillers have frequently topped best-seller lists and have been adapted for film. Grisham went on to become one of modern fiction’s best-selling authors.

Southaven, Mississippi, is where Grisham grew up. After being admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1981, he practiced law and served as a Democrat in the Mississippi state legislature from 1984 to 1989. Grisham then spent three years writing his first novel, A Time to Kill (1989; film 1996), about the legal, social, and moral ramifications of a Mississippi Black man being tried for the murder of two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter. The novel did not sell well, despite positive reviews for its well-crafted dialogue and sense of place.

Grisham promised in his next novel, The Firm (1991; film1993, TV series2012), that he would «take a naked stab at commercial fiction.» The story revolves around a recent law school graduate who is persuaded to join a Memphis law firm that turns out to be a front for the Mafia. The sale of the film rights sparked a bidding war for the publishing rights, and the book was on The New York Times best-seller list within weeks of its release, where it stayed for nearly a year, allowing Grisham to give up his law practice and relocate to a farm in Oxford, Mississippi, with his family. Meanwhile, the paperback reissue of A Time to Kill sold over three million copies.

Grisham finished his third novel, The Pelican Brief (1992; film 1993), in three months, about a female law student investigating the assassinations of two Supreme Court justices. By March 1993, there had been 5.5 million copies printed. The film rights to the novel were sold for more than $1 million. The Client (1993; film 1994) was another novel that eschewed suspense in favor of humour and slapstick energy. The plot, which revolved around an 11-year-old boy who uncovers a mob-related murder plot, seemed tailor-made for the screen, almost unanimously agreed critics. Indeed, the film rights to the novel were sold for $2.5 million, while the novel itself sold 2.6 million copies in 15 weeks. The Chamber (1994; film 1996), The Rainmaker (1995; film 1997), The Runaway Jury (1996; film 2003), and The Testament (1996) continued Grisham’s success (1999).

In 2001, Grisham took a break from his formulaic legal thrillers with A Painted House (TV film 2003), a story about a farm boy from rural Arkansas who discovers a troubling secret in his small town. Skipping Christmas (2001; filmed as Christmas with the Kranks in 2004), Bleachers (2003), Playing for Pizza (2007), Calico Joe (2012), and Sooley (2013). (2021). Camino Winds (2020) and Camino Island (2017) are crime thrillers about a female writer.

Grisham, on the other hand, continued to write legal fiction, with his later works including The Summons (2002), The Last Juror (2004), The Appeal (2008), The Litigators (2011), The Racketeer (2012), and Gray Mountain (2014). Grisham returned to the racial politics that fueled the events of A Time to Kill in Sycamore Row (2013), focusing on Jake Brigance, the lawyer from that book. Rogue Lawyer (2015) follows the exploits of a criminal defense attorney who enjoys taking on seemingly hopeless cases in The Whistler (2016). The Rooster Bar (2017) follows three indebted law students who learn that their school and student-loan bank are both owned by a dubious Wall Street investor. Grisham’s later legal thrillers include The Reckoning (2018), about a decorated World War II soldier who murders a pastor after returning to Mississippi, and The Guardians(2019), about a lawyer attempting to exonerate a murderer. In A Time for Mercy, Grisham continued the story of Jake Brigance, who defends a teen accused of murder (2020).

His first nonfiction book, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (2006), delves into a 1982 murder case in which two Oklahoma men were wrongfully sentenced to death row. In 2009, Grisham published the short-story collection Ford County. The first in a series of young-adult novels, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, was published the following year. Theodore Boone: The Accused (2011), Theodore Boone: The Activist (2013), Theodore Boone: The Fugitive (2015), Theodore Boone: The Scandal (2016), and Theodore Boone: The Accomplice (2017) were the sequels (2017). (2019).

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 Time for Mercy Audiobook Excerpt Transcript

The unhappy little home was out in the country some six miles south of Clanton on an old county road that went nowhere. In particular, the house could not be seen from the road and was accessed by a winding gravel drive that dipped and curved and at night caused approaching headlights to sweep through the front windows and doors as if to warn those waiting inside the seclusion of the house. Added to the imminent horror, it was long after midnight on an early Sunday when the headlights finally appeared they washed through the house and cast ominous silent shadows on the wall. Then went away as the car dipped before its final approach. Those insides should have been asleep for hours, but sleep was not possible during these awful nights on the sofa in the den Josie took a deep breath, said a quick prayer, and eased to the window to watch the car.

Was it weaving and lurching as usual, or was it under control? Was he drunk as always on these nights, or could he have throttled back on the drinking she wore a racy negligee to catch his attention and perhaps alter his mood from violence to romance? She had worn it before and he had once liked it. The car stopped beside the house and she watched him get out. He staggered and stumbled and she braced herself for what was to come.

She went to the kitchen where the light was on and waited beside her. The door and partially hidden in a corner was an aluminum baseball bat that belonged to her son. She had placed it there an hour earlier for protection, just in case, he went after her kids. She had prayed for the courage to use it but still had doubts. He fell against the kitchen door and then rattled the knob, as if it were locked, it was not.

He finally kicked it open and it slammed into the refrigerator. Stewart was a sloppy violent, drunk his pale Irish skin turned red, his cheeks were crimson, and his eyes. Glowed with a whiskey-lit fire that she had seen too many times at 34. He was greying and balding and tried to cover it up with a bad comb-over which, after a night of bar hopping, left long strands of hair hanging below his ears. His face had no cuts or bruises, perhaps a good sign, perhaps not he liked to fight in the honky tonks and after a rough night, he usually licked his wounds and went straight to bed.

But if there had been no fights, he often came home. Looking for a brawl, the hell you doing up, he snarled as he tried to close the door behind him as calmly as possible. Josie said just waiting on you, dear you, okay, I don’t need you to wait on me. What time is it two in the morning? She smiles sweetly as if all was well a week earlier, she had decided to go to bed and wait for him out there.

He came home late and went upstairs and threatened her children at about two. She said softly: let’s go to bed, you…

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