Just Mercy

  • by Bryan Stevenson
  • Narrated by Bryan Stevenson
  • 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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.

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Audible Editor Reviews

"Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice." (Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow)

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What the Critics Say

"Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God's work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story." (John Grisham)
"From the frontlines of social justice comes one of the most urgent voices of our era. Bryan Stevenson is a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch who, through his work in redeeming innocent people condemned to death, has sought to redeem the country itself. This is a book of great power and courage. It is inspiring and suspenseful - a revelation." (Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns)

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"We Are More Than the Worst Thing We Have Done"

What an unforgettable book! I felt pity, sadness, rage, I even smiled and laughed occasionally. I wanted to know the outcome of Bryan's efforts on behalf of his clients, cheering when he succeeded, mourning when he couldn't help. Most of all, I was uplifted by Bryan's story, I urge you to listen to it.
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- M. T. Foy

Humbling beyond words

An amazing book. The highs and lows described are beyond anything most of us will experience in our lifetime and I am filled with admiration for this author.
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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-10-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio