Audie Award Finalist, Thriller/Suspense, 2014
John Grisham takes you back to where it all began...
John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial - a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.
The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?
In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America's favorite storyteller. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly 25 years after the publication of A Time to Kill.
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Praise for the novels of John Grisham
"John Grisham is about as good a storyteller as we've got in the United States these days." —The New York Times Book Review
"John Grisham is exceptionally good at what he does—indeed, right now in this country, nobody does it better." —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post
"Grisham is a marvelous storyteller who works readers the way a good trial lawyer works a jury." —Philadelphia Inquirer
"John Grisham owns the legal thriller." —The Denver Post
"John Grisham is not just popular, he is one of the most popular novelists of our time. He is a craftsman and he writes good stories, engaging characters, and clever plots." —Seattle Times
"A legal literary legend." —USA Today
I rely on John Grisham turning out a great story that keeps me enthralled. Sycamore Row met and exceeded those expectations. I could not stop listening.
The ending, the presentation of the brother's childhood memories
No, I simply enjoyed the return of the element of intrigue and suspense that lasted throughout the entire story
Great Grisham book and even better performance. Enjoyed another chance to be with the characters from "A Time to Kill"
Storyline is simple, but the book is too long, more than 20 hours. Too much description of characters. At times I fell asleep or had to skip ahead.
Michael Beck has done an awesome job of bringing each character to life with his voice variations.
the story was developed in an almost natural way. i enjoyed it from beginning to end... and this particular reader is one of my favorites.... all in all... it was an immensely enjoyed experience...
Some books just don't seem to hold your attention, but this one kept me on edge. Even when, at the end, you really do believe you know what's coming, the way it is written is spellbinding.
Trying to work my way through this review app is the only negative I have regarding this book, performance or story! Wake up audible!
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