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 1
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When Ron Williamson signed with the Oakland A's in 1971, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big-league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits. 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 Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were arrested and charged with capital murder. The prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, 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, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big-league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits. 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 Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were arrested and charged with capital murder.

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

If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, 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 Bio: John Grisham

Author Bio: John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of more than thirty-five novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and seven novels for young readers. Thirty-three of his crime thrillers have made the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list

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