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  • A Time for Mercy

  • A Jake Brigance Novel
  • De : John Grisham
  • Lu par : Michael Beck
  • Durée : 19 h et 59 min
  • 4,5 out of 5 stars (8 notations)

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    Description

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 listeners 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.

    ©2020 John Grisham (P)2020 Random House Audio

    Commentaires

    "Grisham has returned to the place closest to his heart... The trial is riveting...it's striking how suspenseful the story is...how much we're gripped by the small details."–Sarah Lyall, The New York Times

    “Textbook Grisham—and that’s a compliment…a briskly paced legal drama, with just the right amount of suspense, conflict, plot twists, and courtroom theatrics.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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    Phantastic, perfect Grisham

    I have enjoyed reading or listening to all Grisham´s novels, and this is another one of his masterpieces. It is a very moving story, it is thrilling court-room drama, it is human drama. You want to climb into the story and help. Grisham´s style (as always) gives the story its unique touch. What else can I say? Listen to this book, perfectly read by Michael Beck, who is my first choice for Grisham´s novels.

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    • ASDQM1
    • 14/10/2020

    Good but not great

    Let me start by saying I love John Grisham.

    Plus I love books set in Ford County. They are some of my favorite set of characters, places etc.

    Grisham, as always, is a master storyteller and knows how to keep you hooked.

    Plus Michael Beck is one of the best narrators I’ve ever heard. As always, he does a phenomenal job.

    That being said, this was not nearly my favorite book.

    I do not wish to offer spoilers, but with the way the book was presented… there is pretty much only one way that the book could realistically turn out. Which is what happened.

    I was hoping for a little more.

    Not as many twists and turns as I was hoping for, but that being said… It is still a good book and well worth a credit if you enjoy Grisham‘s writings.

    And yes, like many others, I will probably be one of the first in line to read Grisham’s newest book… Especially if it’s set in Ford County again

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    • leslie mccreary
    • 15/10/2020

    Not the normal Grisham

    I was really excited to get the notification that this book was released. Love Grisham and all his characters. But I was let down. It was hard to find much to like about previously loved characters. And the new characters were a bit much. Then the story wrapped up way to neatly. Well, except one point but I won’t spoil. Lastly, the religious overtones was waaaaay overdone. Just when you think the religious lecture is over, it comes from another direction. I won’t say to skip the book, but don’t expect the normal level of greatness.

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    • Gretta T.
    • 16/10/2020

    Disappointing

    I have been a huge fan of John Grisham since high school. However, I have noticed in his previous works that he doesn’t know how to write female characters. They are often awkward or unrealistic, acting more like what men think women should be like as opposed to how women actually act. However, as a law student and now a lawyer, I enjoy good legal thrillers and am willing to look past the fault a lot of male writers possess.
    The premise of this book, however, was highly sexist, offensive and outdated (even for 1990s!). Moreover, overnight a character I have known for two decades has changed quite a bit even though in the book reality, not a lot of time has passed. At times this book read more like religious propaganda than a legal thriller. Publishing something like this in 2020 is a huge faux pas in my opinion.
    The only thing I liked was the narration with the exception of the Scottish character, whose voice was forced, fake and ridiculously stereotypical.

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    • sheshe31
    • 15/10/2020

    Hmmm...

    I’ve been a long time fan of Grisham but I don’t recall his other books being so religious. This book, however, should be categorized under Christian fiction. Without giving away too much, suffice it to say that as a woman I found many major themes in this book disturbing and offensive. The story takes place in 1990, but has more of a 1950’s feel. It had some good parts, but overall just felt weird and left me with a bad taste.

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    • wat
    • 14/10/2020

    ridiculous premise

    hard to believe that this is the best grisham could do for a premise. makes it impossible to even read on after it’s established. a joke.

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    • kennedy
    • 15/10/2020

    Pleasant surprise

    I had no idea this book was released so when I came across it AND I had a spare credit well needless to say it was a GREAT DAY!
    Everything about this book was really good! the narrator, the story.... and I really love the characters. I do hope another one comes out with his law clerk and Jake actually going into partnership together...I would love to hear some of her trials! I literally just finished this book and I have forgotten her name!!! What the heck.... anyhow you know who I'm talking about lol

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    • scot elliott
    • 15/10/2020

    Ford County.

    John Grisham has brought Clanton and Ford County to life. Not being from the south although I travel to that area, Mississippi in particular, I have come to appreciate the quirky nuances of this colorful world of sweet tea, fried foods and the sometimes troubled past that is the deep south. Mr Grisham is a gifted story teller and Michael Beck brings the characters alive. I can only hope that there's more Ford County stories forthcoming.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 14/10/2020

    Really enjoyed the book!

    Jake and the gang are awesome. Michael Beck for the win. Makes you wish you lived in Clanton. Great story, lots of details, Jake does not disappoint.

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    • total life
    • 15/10/2020

    Another home run!

    He hit this one out the park. Now, everything is in line for Jake's next adventure.

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    • brian
    • 15/10/2020

    Amazing book.

    Michael Beck is excellent as always with narration. Kira's storyline almost made me sick. Grisham's in top form once more.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 21/09/2021

    Spannend

    Echt gutes Buch, spannende Geschichte, ich kann es nur weiter empfehlen! Wie immer bei J. Grisham.

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    • Baby Schimmerlos
    • 18/06/2021

    Naja

    Hab so meine Zweifel, dass Grisham das selbst geschrieben hat. Hat sich eher wie Fliessbandarbeit eines Ghostwriters angehört. Generisch, vorraussehbar, wie zusammengepuzzelt aus Versatzstücken aus seinem riesigen Fundus. Keine Überraschungen, unerwarteten Wendungen oder echte Höhepunkte.
    Kein Vergleich mit ‚A time to kill‘!
    Sprecher ist gut aber man muss den SüdstaatenSprech mögen. Mir ist das zu sehr Redneck!
    Grisham kanns besser, viel besser!

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    • Moris
    • 14/05/2021

    One of his best

    from the beginning you are wondering how the story is called to turn out. the ending is not completely satisfying, but we'll...

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    • Irmhild Noga
    • 08/03/2021

    Mit Begeisterung gehört!




    A Time for Mercy - einfach nur gut - insbesondere der native speaker! Kann das Buch nur wärmstens empfehlen.

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    • Selicor
    • 03/12/2020

    Grips your attention but doesn’t deliver

    I’ve read/listened to every book by John Grisham and was much looking forward to this one. As always the writing gripped me within a couple of sentences and I finished the 20-hour-audiobook in two days. So, why do I feel disappointed?
    It would not matter that I have read other stories about domestic violence and preemptive killings and children in danger of being crushed by a harsh justice system. It would not matter if there was an original angle to the plot, fascinating characters, good visuals. But the book comes across as routinely written, using ingredients that have worked well else-where. There is a bit of a pretense that we know some of the protagonists from former books, but that is no reason to make do with sketches about people, who do not come alive on the page.
    Strictly speaking the book does not even have an ending and I wondered if the rest of the plot is supposed to be revealed in another book.
    I admit that Grisham is better than many if not most writers of the genre, even with this book that I regard as one of his weakest. But he does not deliver anything groundbreaking any more, like The Firm or Pelican Brief, or Playing for Pizza, which was really original. To me it looks like he is fulfilling his contract with his editor but his heart is not in it any more. He has enough fans, like me, who will buy every book in the hope that it will be another one of the fascinating Grishams again.
    If this book will indeed have a sequel, I am not looking forward to it any more.