Just Mercy

Just Mercy

A Story of Justice and Redemption

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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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...
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780553550634
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 4 min., 59 sec.)) : digital

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ArapahoeMaryA Sep 26, 2018

I highly recommend this audiobook – read by its author, Bryan Stevenson, who has been referred to as a modern-day Atticus Finch. His fight for the oppressed and marginalized is nothing short of inspirational and his work will resonate with anyone who is grieved by socio-political injustice. Relevant, important, and thought-provoking, Just Mercy would be an excellent Book Club selection.

Apr 03, 2017

Bryan Stevenson moved me to tears last week when he spoke to a huge Seattle Arts and Lectures crowd. "The opposite of poverty is not wealth, it is justice." He challenged us to be proximate and have hope in order to change the world. We are not defined by our worst acts, and everyone deserves another chance. Be a mentor to an incarcerated person, give them your support to ensure a positive transition into this hostile world. #mustread

Oct 24, 2016

Favorite for the year. Both a novel about the criminal justice system but also about our human thirst for vengeance...and the ugliness it produces in us. I'm recommending this to everyone.

BostonPL_LauraB Sep 10, 2016

A truly eye-opening book that I think a lot of people should pick up! It worked perfectly on audio as well and is read by the author.

Jun 16, 2016

Inspiring true story of the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. And within his story are many more stories of brave victims of unjust prosecutions and sentencing. This was a life-changing read for me.

Sep 12, 2015

This is a "must read" . Bryan Stevenson writes intelligently and persuasively. It is a powerful indictment on the American "justice " system . I listened to this audiobook after watching his Ted talk (which consistently makes the "Best of Ted talks" lists).

Feb 07, 2015

After reading this book, one will never consider the situation of capital offenders within the justice system as before. The author, an attorney specializing in representing poor and largely black juveniles, presents many cases where the inertia or discrimination of the justice system simply fails to meet our ideals of fairness. What is astonishing is that in some of these cases, the justice system is not that interested in apprehending the perpetrator but more so in getting some one. The most engaging part of the book is devoted to the case of Walter McMillan. Other interleaved chapters are devoted to other cases with the transition being a bit disconcerting.


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ArapahoeMaryA Sep 26, 2018

Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.

We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated. An absence of compassion can corrupt the decency of a community, a state, a nation. Fear and anger can make us vindictive and abusive, unjust and unfair, until we all suffer from the absence of mercy and we condemn ourselves as much as we victimize others. The closer we get to mass incarceration and extreme levels of punishment, the more I believe it's necessary to recognize that we all need mercy, we all need justice, and-perhaps-we all need some measure of unmerited grace.


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