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.
Great book, excellent narrator.
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!!!
A great sequel to a great book.
Loved it! John Grisham never disappoints
An excellent description of judicial processes and complications.
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.
A great story. Kee you listening.
Grisham is one of my favorite authors and Jake Brigance, one of my favorite characters. The narrator is spot on with creating these characters! I can’t wait to read more.
A story only John Grisham could tell tell. The reader was great but I would like to remind him there is no such word as ‘vetrin’! Respectfully, the word is veteran! (better-an). SL, Longview, TX
Like most of John Grisham I'm hardly ever disappointed!
Absolutely fantastic read! I love the entire Jake series this far!
While I’m a Grisham fan, and love his stories, especially the familiar characters in this book, the subject of the main trial is extremely sad and pathetic. The crime is horrific, the defendant and his family have had the worst life, and new details only add to their pathetic background. I found it very difficult to finish the entire book because of how sad and depressed it made me feel.
However, that being said, the narrator is the BEST I’ve ever heard. He truly is amazing and enjoyed his voicing, acting and overall narration.
narrator 10/10 nice to check back on Jake and the fam.
A great read during a travel.
Good narration with different voices in character made it more interesting to follow along
I was a great listen. It kept my attention throughout. The narrator was exceptional- he brought all the characters to life. M
Where do I start? As a Grisham fan for years, this was far from his best work. Jake is back. The Ford County series is by far my favorite. The characters (Harry Rex is a hoot!) can be easily followed and loved. However, this particular book was awful. Jake was made out to be incompetent in some aspects. He’s not. The ending was terrible. I was not a happy camper at the very abrupt end. What happened?? Too many loose ends. And lastly, this book could have been cut down by about 6 hours. I couldn’t care less what they had for breakfast or how crispy the bacon was. Just say they ate breakfast and move along. But the narrator, Michael Beck was outstanding, as usual.
John Grisham has a way of literally pulling you into his stories. I always feel like I'm a part of his books and it brings back the culture and beauty as well as the seedy sides of Mississippi. Michael Beck did an exceptional job narrating. He should narrate all of the books with Jake Brigance in them! I love hearing all of the characters come to life through his narration! Great book!!
Tremendously detailed yet not difficult to follow. The story line was gripping and the narrator was the best I’ve heard. Highly recommend
Too long. stinky narrator.
I really enjoy John’s character Jake Bragance and all the co text he adds in these books that feature him and Clanton, MS. Fabulous.
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”?
I can’t wait for it to be a movie! I hope Matthew McConaughhey reprises his role as Jake. It was a great follow up to “A Time To Kill” (which was more gripping). However, this book brought the main character back to life in a way we could relate to much more. Jake was upfront and personal. Grisham may have taken a few liberties with court procedures for the flow of the story. Loved it and recommended it to friends and family.
I expected a little more from the ending.
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.
Time For Mercy was an awful book. Not only was it full of fillers to get to the main issue - trial of the kid for murder it was legally inaccurate. The fact the sister was raped and pregnant would have been excluded by pretrial motion as irrelevant and inflammatory have a no basis of the state of mind of the kid. The killers reputation only comes in to play if it has some affect on the kid. No judge in his right mind would ever speak to a foreman of a jury ex parte nor declare a mistrial in less than 24 hours. Some judges will the jury still liberate for a week!
I found the narrator’s female voices very distracting- also his speech cadence was less story telling and felt more like reading the news.
good narrator made it good listening.
The narration was brilliant, the plot was fail-safe. The character build up was typical Grisham. However, in 1981 I had a similar case, where a 14 year old boy shot and killed his father, because he beat his mother. The state attorney didn't even lose a breath when he said no charges self defense. Still good book, good characters.
This is an amazing book! It should be turned into a movie. Would go great with a time to kill
Love the series can’t wait for the sequel!
Superb! Cant stop! The Best Yet~
An absolutely wonderful and suspenseful read!
Fun listen, great characters and the narrator, for the most part is very good. His children's and woman's voices are a little strange, but you get used to it. Perhaps a little preachy from Grisham about his world view, but it's a good world view so I didn't mind.
Michael Beck's reading made this story come alive. He's a great interpreter of the characters. Grisham's story is a quintessential Grisham story. I never tire of his books. Thanks to author, reader, and publisher.
Loved the story! John Grisham is a true master with words. This story was amazing from the beginning to the end. I love the characters and how they always feel like family. I even learned some lawyer banter! I also want to say; Not sure how I would like any other narrator. Beck is definitely up there with the best of all narrators.
Nice to have a sort of sequel to a previous JG book; it’s like revisiting an old friend. And the end game as unpredictable as ever for Jake Briggance. Looking forward to the next one!
I thought this book was fantastic! The author did an excellent job at developing the characters......I would recommend this book!
rough in the beginning but worth the read.
We loved this Grisham book. Extremely well written. Holds the attention. We had withdrawal when it was finished. Can’t wait for more! Thank you John Grisham.
Thoroughly enjoyed this story.
The characters were so well developed that I felt their pain and cared greatly about their well-being.
Absolutely a fantastic book.
Loved this book! Grisham is so adept at developing his characters and bringing them to life that twice I had to double check to make sure the book was fiction.
The narrator was incredible! Absolutely incredible. I’d read any book he narrated
Excellent as always. Narrator is fantastic