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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 Belfry Holdings, Inc (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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    Angela 10-06-14
    Angela 10-06-14
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    "I Love everything John Grisham!!!"
    Would you listen to Sycamore Row again? Why?

    Over and over again, I loved the narration!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sycamore Row?

    When the truth emerged.......


    What about Michael Beck’s performance did you like?

    The accents and voice personification of each character


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

    the lynching


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    KbNc 10-06-14
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    "Unmistakably Heartfelt!!"
    What did you love best about Sycamore Row?

    One of the best books ever! Awesome narration-WOW!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Lettie. She was an honest and good hearted woman that could never catch a break. When she did, it was challenged. Harry Rex- he made me laugh so hard. Folks stopped and looked me.


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

    All of them! Especially Harry Rex.


    Any additional comments?

    Michael Beck was excellent!

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    Leslie A Hamel 10-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A GREAT Listen"
    What did you love best about Sycamore Row?

    The story line was woven with great care with many twists and turns.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sycamore Row?

    The build up during the story and the climax at the end. Could not put my headset down.


    What does Michael Beck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was great at each character's voice and inflection. You could really get into the story line.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Was Seth Hubbard's death the only question ?


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    Brad 10-01-14
    Brad 10-01-14 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A very good read"

    Finally a Grisham that I felt he wrote! Good from start to end. Well worth the time.

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    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 09-28-14
    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 09-28-14 Member Since 2011

    71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).

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    "One of Gresham's Better Novels"

    I have ready most of Grisham's books. I still believe his best one is "A Time to Kill", but I think this might be a close second. The reader is drawn into the details of a plot that is constantly evolving. I highly recommend this to all mystery writers.

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    THOMAS 09-27-14
    THOMAS 09-27-14

    Before I found audio books, I was not what you would call an avid reader. Now I am addicted.

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    "Great story"
    If you could sum up Sycamore Row in three words, what would they be?

    Money, Greed and Compromise


    Did Michael Beck do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, although at first I was distracted by the southern drawl. But after a time I got used to it and the story took over.


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed by the ending, but in the end, I realize that it was probably the more believable ending.

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    Cindy Childers 09-17-14 Member Since 2016

    I'm a producer with much less time to read for fun than I'd like. I'm new to audio books and love a good mystery thriller.

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    "Best Grisham in a long while"
    Would you listen to Sycamore Row again? Why?

    Possibly, it was a nice read and a great voice


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the return to Jake and a Time to Kill. I was very connected to the main characters and wanted to know what would happen next.


    What does Michael Beck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is one of my new favorites. He is PERFECT for Grisham books. There have been others that I simply couldn't listen too, so I'd just read the books instead but Beck is wonderful.


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

    I guess the end but I really enjoyed the story as a whole.


    Any additional comments?

    This one was time well spent.

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    Truitt Halifax, VA, United States 09-16-14
    Truitt Halifax, VA, United States 09-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Predictable and Tedious"

    I found this book very tedious and pretty much all it made me do was dislike lawyers and make me happy I have a will. The end was quite predictable and I only finished it just in case I was wrong about the ending. I wasn't. He has many works much more entertaining than this. Some of the same characters in A Time to Kill but do not expect it to be anywhere near the same quality of writing.

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    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 09-08-14
    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 09-08-14 Member Since 2012

    walkaway

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    "Poop, I finished the book."

    Hey, what can I say besides that this is one of J.G. best books? I love the story. Set in a rural town that never really became anything and where pretty much everyone knew each other. This is were J.G. shines. He lets the characters bloom in to works of art. If you like Time to Kill you'll love this. Do check out Playing for Pizza. A book of the same Author that I was given, not bought from Audible so I can not leave a review. That book too made me say Poop, I finished it! With stories like these, written this well, sadness is enviable once the last paged is turned.

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    Nancy 09-05-14
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    "An Excellent "Read""
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I couldn't stop listening to this book. I bought the kindle version at the same time as I bought the Audible version. Usually I prefer to do my own reading, but in the case of this book, Michael Beck did such a great job that I was looking for any excuse and any spare moment to listen to his rendition.


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