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A Time for Mercy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Grisham

Narrated By: Michael Beck

Date: October 2020

Duration: 19 hours 59 minutes


Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is 'riveting' and 'suspenseful.'
Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.
In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart.
Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet.
There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.


  • Patricia H.

    I loved this book and can only hope a movie will be made with the same characters as with A Time To Kill. I also hope there will be many more books to come from Mr. John Grisham. I love Michael Beck as Narrator, as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Misty W.

    This book is 15 hrs long and they don’t get into court until the last 4.5 hours. And you get left hanging with no real ending.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Sylvia E.

    Terrific narration. Loved his Southern accents. The nuanced character accents enhanced the connection to each character. The story, as always with John Grisham, held me in rapt attention. Sorry the story ended where it did. Maybe a “Part Two”?

  • Kyle B.

    Great book, excellent narrator.

  • Chris A.

    A great sequel to a great book.

  • Shey P.

    I expected a little more from the ending.

  • Anonymous

    The story is good but moves slowly. Easy to skim over that if actually reading but listening to all of it got tiring and old.

  • Jessica G.

    This is one book that will keep you alert the whole time. Characters, stories, and narrator is top notch. This is one great book. I highly recommend it to everyone!!!

  • Anonymous

    Loved it! John Grisham never disappoints

  • Nancy B.

    Good Book!

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