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
Storyline was old school Grisham.
Jake, the Judge and Lucian. Strong characters that really carried the storyline.
Michael Beck was the best narrator. His voice is so versatile. Thoroughly enjoyed his talent!!! He has now spoiled me for other narrators.
Ansel telling of the mistreatment he and Seth witnessed.
Please write more books like this, John!
The narrator and the story.
A Time to Kill. Keep me interested from beginning to end.
Very good performance. Made me see Harry Rex in my mind. I enjoyed all the charters .
If you like A Time To Kill you will love Sycamore Row......
Well done Mr. Grisham, Well done!
Riveting! Compelling! Thought-Provoking!
John Grisham is highly effective at plotting a a storyline. Some may think him predictable but I've read all of Grisham's books and all held my attention. Thebonly predictability is that there will be surprising twists throughout the book!
Nothing! Narrator was excellent!
Get the book but read/listen to older books first - the plot will fall into place more seamlessly.
I hadn't read any John Grisham for years, and when I saw that this on the new release list, I decided to give it a try. I'm very glad I did, because it was enjoyable and interesting.
Interesting legal thriller
What set this one apart from the other Grishams was the subject matter - will dispute and the device of going back to previous novel's characters to continue their story.
The court scenes were particularly compelling
The 'finale' - I don't want to spoil it.
Perfect reading over the holidays.
I enjoyed listening to this book very much. I felt like I was right there in that small town. The story was terrific, just what you would expect from this author. The pace of the book was perfect for an audible rendition.
Mr. Beck's performance was wonderful. Finely nuanced: just enough voice change for each character to make pull the listener in without sounding cheesy.
The ending of the book was pitch perfect. I don't want to give more away
I read everything by John Grisham.
Unfortunately there wasn't much I liked. The book was way too long and overly repetitive. I figured out the ending. Too many of the characters were greedy and unpleasant. I didn't really care about any of the characters including Jake Brigance. I felt I'd "been there, done that" with this book.
The performance was competent but the voices got on my nerves after a while.
Yes. Reread some vintage John Grisham.
I really wanted to like this book. It just wasn't for me. I don't regret listening to it though. There is a special quality to Grisham's books and there were a few moments of pure pleasure.
Well written, well produced, well read
Jake - I'd want him to be my attorney
when Lucien began discovering who Leddie really was
This is a first rate book that I needed to listen to. I'm from the west, moved to Maryland where stuff like this happened, and still plagues this area and all the people. I needed reminded.
Love Christian music, listening to good clean books, directing/playing handbells, love family, quilting, and clean suspense books.
Oh yes absolutely. It's a great story.
How, in the end, things were made right for what was wronged.
Loved the accent he used for everyone.
Of course the ending, the deposition.
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