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Sycamore Row Audiobook

Sycamore Row [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, a note from the author will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 John Grisham (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

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

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    Daphne 04-24-14
    Daphne 04-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "One pleasurable listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Sycamore Row the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was wide ranging and the contents of the book amazing and true to life


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I was on the edge of my seat because the plot was kept very close to the cuff until the last minute.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    this is my first and hopefully NOT last Michael Beck book


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    What particularly moved me in this book was the way the author allowed the reader to make up their own mind as to why someone was to be thought of in a certain way.


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    William 04-22-14
    William 04-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "By Far The Best Audio Book I have Heard !"
    What did you love best about Sycamore Row?

    Consistent with Grisham's best novels...excellent character development, story,& ending.


    What other book might you compare Sycamore Row to and why?

    The Last Juror. Uncertain ending. Wonderfully precise explanation of the central event of wealthy suicide victim leaving his wealth to his black (African American) house keeper & care taker in a holographic will.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not. He has the best ability & believability of character change that I have heard ! He is truly gifted in this area.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the time & cost !

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    Micheline Oakes 04-20-14 Listener Since 2008
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    "Could not stop listening - Great Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This has the old twists and turn Grisham is known for and the history of the old south.


    What other book might you compare Sycamore Row to and why?

    I did not know it was a follow-up with some the same characters from A Time To Kill (lead attorney).


    Any additional comments?

    I spoke with a Southern Accent (I am from Texas, just made the drawl longer) for a few weeks - wonderful narrator.

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    Jodi 04-19-14
    Jodi 04-19-14
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    "Well Done!"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I enjoyed how the characters were woven together and how sometimes justice seemed almost an impossible task to accomplish considering all the twists and turns in the lives of those in the story.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It was fantastically narrated and easy to follow.


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    silje 04-17-14
    silje 04-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "No voice from chapter 2-7"
    Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Michael Beck?

    I like John Grisham, Michael Beck aswel, so I will give them a second chance. But since there was no voice from chapter 2-7, I stopped listening after a while because I had missed too much.


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    J. Mott 04-17-14
    J. Mott 04-17-14

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    "Highly enjoyable but predictable read."
    Where does Sycamore Row rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed it but not among the top books I've listened to so far.


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Grisham? Why or why not?

    Perhaps some day. Not soon.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Beck – was your favorite?

    Many were well drawn. This was probably the strongest part of this book Weakest is probably the plot. You could see the end from the beginning - right at the end on Sycamore Row.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Grisham does a good job of evoking emotions along the way. He is good at showing many dimensions of his characters which allows the reader to react to them.


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    Sharon A. Staniforth 04-15-14
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    "Engaging and thought provoking-mostly"
    Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Michael Beck?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Grisham? Why or why not?

    Yes, I have read other books by him that were better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Describing the lynching. It was suspenseful and easy to relate to the witnesses.


    Could you see Sycamore Row being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Narration drags at some points and had to rewind as it lost my attention.

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    annlmt 04-13-14
    annlmt 04-13-14
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    "Captivating"
    What made the experience of listening to Sycamore Row the most enjoyable?

    Grisham's way of describing multitudes of layers and interconnections within his stories.


    What other book might you compare Sycamore Row to and why?

    Ford County, John Grisham's collection of short stories.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce E Calloway Suwanee, Georgia, US 04-09-14
    Joyce E Calloway Suwanee, Georgia, US 04-09-14
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    "VERY ENJOYABLE"
    If you could sum up Sycamore Row in three words, what would they be?

    Hide to Listen.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Good twists and turns in this book and lots of secrets to uncover.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Beck does a great job with both male and female voices, without sounding like a male doing a cartoon female's voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The description of what occurred when people were forced out. I don't want to give the story away.


    Any additional comments?

    Always look forward to John Grisham, and this is one that is most enjoyable.

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    Maggie Q 04-08-14
    Maggie Q 04-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Engrossing"

    Enjoyed this book very much. Likeable characters, excellent narration. Loved the ending. Can't wait for more from Grisham.

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