Just Mercy audiobook covers Bryan Stevenson narrative as well as his remarks against racial injustice and demands for change of the American criminal justice system. It also depicts the real story of Walter McMillian, who fights his murder charge with the help of young defence lawyer Bryan Stevenson.
Just Mercy audiobook begins with Bryan Stevenson seeing Henry, his first death row prisoner. Stevenson describes that the American court system designed to punish impoverished citizens more severely than affluent individuals.
In Just Mercy audiobook, the narrative then shifts to the case of Walter McMillian, a black man who was wrongly accused of murdering a white lady and condemned to the death penalty. In analysing Walter’s case, Stevenson demonstrates how the racial bias and presumption of guilt that led to Walter’s imprisonment are intimately related to the Deep South’s history of racism and slavery. Stevenson establishes the non-profit Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and takes on McMillian’s case to get his conviction overturned.
In Just Mercy audiobook free, Stevenson also highlights the situations of other convicted persons the EJI has defended in between chapters that cover both disappointments and positive outcomes in McMillian’s case.
The EJI does not win every case, but they do have numerous triumphs. Walter McMillian is pardoned and released after six years behind bars. Stevenson recalls how close he and Walter stayed after the matter was resolved. Walter’s life is not always joyful following his release: the trauma of being on murder charges haunts him, and he falls victim to dementia and poor health. The final scene of Just Mercy audiobook free portrays Stevenson delivering a eulogy at Walter’s funeral. He describes how much he learnt from working with Walter, who showed him the value of optimism in fighting injustice.
Bryan Stevenson wrote Just Mercy audiobook.
Bryan Stevenson was born on 14th of November 1959. He is an attorney and social justice campaigner from America. In addition, he is also chief administrator of the EJI, and a professor of law at New York University School of Law. Stevenson has fought for injustice against the poor and working-class. He has worked in lawsuits that have freed hundreds of people who were in prison from death punishments. He has pioneered society reformation litigation intended to improve criminal justice administration.
Stevenson graduated from Cape Henlopen High School in 1978. He also served as student body president and won American Legion public speaking competitions. Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania award him a full scholarship. Stevenson received a B.A. Eastern University awarded him a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1981. Stevenson obtained both a J.D. and a B.A. in 1985. a J.D. from Harvard Law School, as well as an M.A. degree in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
American Philosophical Society awarded Stevenson with Benjamin Franklin Award in November 2018 as a “drum major for justice and mercy,” the society’s special award for exceptional public service. He won the Right Livelihood Award, often known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” which he shared with Nasrin Sotoudeh, Ales Bialiatski, and Lottie Cunningham Wren in 2020. He resides in Montgomery, Alabama, since 1985.
The narrator of Just Mercy audiobook is Bryan Stevenson. Another audiobook that Bryan Stevenson has also narrated is The Sun Does Shine.
The length of Just Mercy audiobook is 11 hours and 11 minutes.
Random House Audio published Just Mercy audiobook on 10/21/14.