Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition)

A Story of Justice and Redemption
Author(s): Bryan Stevenson
Awards:2015-NonFiction-Winner-Andrew Carnegie Medal,
New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 21, 2014
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Product Number: Z100080354
Released: Oct 21, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780553550634
Narrator/s: Bryan Stevenson
Publisher: Books on Tape
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHaeL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. "[Bryan Stevenson's] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country."—John Legend NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times The Washington Post The Boston Globe The Seattle Times Esquire Time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer's coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize An American Library Association Notable Book "Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields."—David Cole, The New York Review of Books "Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America's Mandela."—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times "You don't have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful."—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review "Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he's also a gifted writer and storyteller."—The Washington Post "As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty."—The Financial Times "Brilliant."—The Philadelphia Inquirer


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Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Product Number: BX00032247
Product Number:DD12884
Product Number:Z100080354

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Author(s): Bryan Stevenson
Narrator(s): Bryan Stevenson
Product Number DD12884
Released: Oct 21, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780553550603

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"The author, an attorney, recounts his shocking experiences while representing those least able to afford legal representation and, therefore, justice. Stevenson narrates his own book, and he does a fine job. His voice is pleasant, deep, and rich, and his clean diction enables us to experience every word exactly as he wrote it. However, he does fall into some of the habits that untrained voices practice. He can be monotonous while reading long, involved sentences, and he doesnÕt modulate his breathing, which results in dropped endings and scratchy phrases. Nonetheless, Stevenson has important things to say in this book, and they deserve to be heard. His passion comes through, and he clearly cares deeply about reforming our justice system. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"