John Grisham Value Collection: A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Client

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Three thrilling titles from one of America's most popular bestselling authors, together in a special value collection.

A Time to Kill - For ten days, with burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spreading through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own...

The Firm - When Mitch McDeere, an ambitious law student from Harvard chooses the ...

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Overview

Three thrilling titles from one of America's most popular bestselling authors, together in a special value collection.

A Time to Kill - For ten days, with burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spreading through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own...

The Firm - When Mitch McDeere, an ambitious law student from Harvard chooses the Memphis tax firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, he finds himself caught between the FBI, who wants an informant inside the firm, and the firm itself, which will make him a very rich man-or a very dead one.

The Client - This is the story of eleven-year-old Mark Sway, who witnessed the bizarre suicide of a New Orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana senator whose accused killer, Mafia thug Barry Muldanno, is about to go to trial.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739312643
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Series: John Grisham Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged, 11 CDs, 12 hrs.
  • Sales rank: 971,563
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

John Grisham lives with his family in Virginia and Mississippi. His previous audios include The Chamber, The Client, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Partner and The Street Lawyer.

Biography

As a young boy in Arkansas, John Grisham dreamed of being a baseball player. Fortunately for his millions of fans, that career didn't pan out. His family moved to Mississippi in 1967, where Grisham eventually received a law degree from Ole Miss and established a practice in Southaven for criminal and civil law. In 1983, Grisham was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served until 1990.

While working as an attorney, Grisham witnessed emotional testimony from the case of a young girl's rape. Naturally inquisitive, Grisham's mind started to wander: what if the terrible crime yielded an equally terrible revenge? These questions of right and wrong were the subject of his first novel, A Time to Kill (1988), written in the stolen moments before and between court appearances. The book wasn't widely distributed, but his next title would be the one to bring him to the national spotlight. The day after he finished A Time to Kill, Grisham began work on The Firm (1991), the story of a whiz kid attorney who joins a crooked law firm. The book was an instant hit, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and was made into a movie starring Tom Cruise.

With the success of The Firm, Grisham resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives to focus exclusively on his writing. What followed was a string of bestselling legal thrillers that demonstrated the author's uncanny ability to capture the unique drama of the courtroom. Several of his novels were turned into blockbuster movies.

In 1996, Grisham returned to his law practice for one last case, honoring a promise he had made before his retirement. He represented the family of a railroad worker who was killed on the job, the case went to trial, and Grisham won the largest verdict of his career when the family was awarded more than $650,000.

Although he is best known for his legal thrillers, Grisham has ventured outside the genre with several well-received novels (A Painted House, Bleachers, et al) and an earnest and compelling nonfiction account of small-town justice gone terribly wrong (The Innocent Man). The popularity of these stand-alones proves that Grisham is no mere one-trick pony but a gifted writer with real "legs."

Good To Know

A prolific writer, it takes Grisham an average of six months to complete a novel.

Grisham has the right to approve or reject whoever is cast in movies based on his books. He has even written two screenplays himself: Mickey and The Gingerbread Man.

Baseball is one of Grisham's great loves. He serves as the local Little League commissioner and has six baseball diamonds on his property, where he hosts games.

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    1. Hometown:
      Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 8, 1955
    2. Place of Birth:
      Jonesboro, Arkansas
    1. Education:
      B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2000

    A Time To Kill

    I loved 'A Time To Kill',and I can't wait to read more of John Grishams books.I usually read only books by a few authors,but this book was given to me and once I started, I couldn't put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2000

    Top of the stack

    John Grisham has wrote many good books in his life but 'The Client' tops the stack. The suspenceful tale of a boy and his brother keeps the reader on the edge of their chair. The book is about a boy and his brother who witness a suicide in the woods. The younger brother goes into a state of shock and is brought to the hospital. THe boy (Mark) hires a lawer (Reggie Love) to protect him from the mobsters who are after him. If he testifies against a mobster he and his family die, if he dosent he and his family live and he holds onto a deadly secret for the rest of his life. Read the story to find out what the secret is.

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