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
well written, believable characters and a great reader made it enjoyable
He is excellent, brought all of the character to life
I hate these types of questions, I feel as though I may spoil the story by providing an answer.
I have read only two or three Grisham novels and they all are about a lawyer in the south battling racial prejudices. I guess that he has developed a product that sells and that is what business calls for. And one must write what one knows to do it as well as Grisham does. It is a good story with a great performance.
I felt like Jake Brigance was telling me the story.
Almost didn't buy the novel because John Grishman's last few were a little weak. Glad I made the plunge. Welcome back John and Jake.
This ranks high up. I listen to a LOT of audiobooks as a commuter. My favorite reads earn place of pride on my bookshelf as paperback. This will be one of them.
My heart broke when Ansel's video played in the Courtroom. I majored in American History in college, so I've read my fair share of heartbreaking episodes of racism but this POV was tough.
This was my very first audiobook by Michael Beck. He hit the Mississippi dialect perfectly. I had no problem putting myself in Clanton.
Oh I laughed at Jake's little one liners, but mostly I wanted to weep for this period in our nation's history. Thinking about this little girl watching her father being dragged away in a noose just made me ill. I've read about such things, but not from the point of view of the children witnessing it all This portrayal of children watching a lynching had me reeling. As they painted the picture of this family being scattered into the woods with NOTHING, not even clothes on the children, I just wondered what became of the families that suffered from these in "real life". What became of these strong family units that were torn apart and slaughtered?
Great read. Mr. Grisham did not disappoint.
Its again another John Grisham book that starts out kinda slow but brings you back with his great style
The death of Lettie family
Michael Beck is an excellent narrator. Very easy to distinguish characters
Seth Hubbard...he was a ruthless businessman but had integrity and tried to make things right. The way he kills himself is a statement to all about the atrocities he witnessed as a child.
The video statement of Ansel Hubbard.
This sequel to "A time to kill" will not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I wish I had gone back and read a time to kill as a refresher but that is not needed to enjoy the story. Jake Brigance is the underdog again in a bigoted fight. It is unclear who will "win" until the surprise ending. And the ending is really great. I would not mind more Jake Brigance stories for Grisham.
work in healthcare for 20+ years- drive more than 3 hours a day to get to work and back home so i have lots of time to listen to books
Jake was great did not want to stop until the end of the story.
Jake and all the whole town is back and willy comes back at the end
i love Michael - he is the south-
when they got another dog
Thought provoking entertainment. Mr. Grisham uses topics I can relate to and sympathize with. His outcome is satisfying and leaves me with a good feeling.
The lynching of the black man in the wood
The smell of the southern states, black voices, white voices, you could feel the characters come to life by his performance. The people would not be so colourful by me reading the book on my own.
I have already listened to it like 4 times already. I like the story tellers and they played their parts perfectly
He makes it seems really real. He is a master storyteller
It made me cry
John Grisham is such a master.
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