The Innocent Man by John Grisham audiobook

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

By John Grisham
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

Random House Audio 9780385517232
5.90 Hours Abridged
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When Ron Williamson signed with the Oakland A’s in 1971, hesaid goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big-leagueglory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and badhabits. He moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress in Adanamed Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for reasons that were neverclear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two werearrested and charged with capital murder. The prosecution’s case was built on junk science and thetestimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty andgiven a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until provenguilty, this audiobook will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty,this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair,this book will infuriate you.

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A USA Today bestseller

A #1 New York Times bestseller

When Ron Williamson signed with the Oakland A’s in 1971, hesaid goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big-leagueglory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and badhabits. He moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa.

In 1982, a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress in Adanamed Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for reasons that were neverclear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two werearrested and charged with capital murder.

The prosecution’s case was built on junk science and thetestimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty andgiven a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row.

If you believe that in America you are innocent until provenguilty, this audiobook will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty,this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair,this book will infuriate you.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A triumph. Seattle Times
Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his best-selling fiction. Boston Globe
A gritty, harrowing, true-crime story. Time
“As fantastic and gripping as any of his fictional work.” New York Post
“Grisham has written both an American tragedy and his strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.” Entertainment Weekly
“Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.” Boston Globe
“A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.” Time
“[Grisham’s] reasoning is sound and his passion is contagious.” Washington Post
“Grisham at his succinct, and often sardonic, best.” New York Daily News
“A triumph.” Seattle Times
“Shocking, disturbing, and enthralling—a must read for fiction and nonfiction fans.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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Author

Author Bio: John Grisham

Author Bio: John Grisham

John Grisham, whose name has become synonymous with the modern legal thriller, used to work sixty to seventy hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi, law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel. When finally published, A Time to Kill met with little success, but when he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers. Spending forty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991. The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. His success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was then republished. This time around, it was a bestseller. Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year, and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 275 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into forty languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films, as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English