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
The unexpected and the characters.
Finding out why Seth left his money to Letty
Abit rushed at the end.
This book ranks 5 stars on my favorite John Grisham list. I was unsure what kind of sequel this would be considering the first book was written so many years ago. I should have known John would put an amazing book out. The ending, I never saw it coming down that lane.
I was sucked in before the first chapter had finished.
His interpretation of Jake, Lucien and Harry Rex were spot on.
Don't hang around the Sycamore Trees!
Grisham is one of my favorites for audio books, so I will definitely listen to him again, but this one just seemed a little long in the legalese...even for him
Overall good with a few nice twists.....but a little dull with lots and lots of legalese. It took me a LONG time to finish....but I stuck with it til the very end, which says something for the book
It's likely. I've been a long time Grisham fan.
The accents were alright, but too many characters sounded like a typical Bill Clinton imitation to me.
The main gripe I have is that the story plot and ending especially were very predictable. Coming from someone who's read every Grisham book, this one was okay I guess. Other recent efforts were far more interesting, entertaining, and juicy in terms of content.
This was just full of exaggerated plot twists and farfetched events. The alcoholic disbarred lawyer quickly finds the long lost brother of Seth in spite of virtually no leads, the brother makes a miraculous recovery and makes it to Mississippi inspire of being detained by a detective, , Porsche as an intern, etc. It was all pretty lame in my opinion.
The story kept you so curious how it would end. So suspenseful.
No, I have never listened to him but would again because he is really a great narrator.
Yes, it was one of my all time favorite books.
Great story! It did get a little slow about 3/4 way into the book, but loved the outcome.
Although, Lucien Wilbanks has been disbarred, he sees that he is successful to get the crucial story for Jake. Portia also plays a very inspiring role.
Absolutely fascinating story telling by Michael Beck. Loved Harry Rex and Judge Atley. Disappointed in Grisham that Jake Brigance is a weak character
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