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 narrator was wide ranging and the contents of the book amazing and true to life
I was on the edge of my seat because the plot was kept very close to the cuff until the last minute.
this is my first and hopefully NOT last Michael Beck book
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.
Consistent with Grisham's best novels...excellent character development, story,& ending.
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.
No, I have not. He has the best ability & believability of character change that I have heard ! He is truly gifted in this area.
Well worth the time & cost !
This has the old twists and turn Grisham is known for and the history of the old south.
I did not know it was a follow-up with some the same characters from A Time To Kill (lead attorney).
I spoke with a Southern Accent (I am from Texas, just made the drawl longer) for a few weeks - wonderful narrator.
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.
It was fantastically narrated and easy to follow.
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.
I enjoyed it but not among the top books I've listened to so far.
Perhaps some day. Not soon.
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.
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.
Yes, I have read other books by him that were better.
Describing the lynching. It was suspenseful and easy to relate to the witnesses.
Narration drags at some points and had to rewind as it lost my attention.
Grisham's way of describing multitudes of layers and interconnections within his stories.
Ford County, John Grisham's collection of short stories.
Hide to Listen.
Good twists and turns in this book and lots of secrets to uncover.
Yes. Beck does a great job with both male and female voices, without sounding like a male doing a cartoon female's voice.
The description of what occurred when people were forced out. I don't want to give the story away.
Always look forward to John Grisham, and this is one that is most enjoyable.
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