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Sycamore Row Hörbuch

Sycamore Row

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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

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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

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    Stanislav Sevcik Knoxville, USA 30.12.2014
    Stanislav Sevcik Knoxville, USA 30.12.2014
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    "John Grisham's worst"

    Before you buy this book, you need to understand one important fact: this is not a thrilller. There is no suspense, no one is in danger and no crime is comitted. This story is a lengthy description of a last will dispute and it's about as interesting as it sounds.

    This kind of story can only work if we are interested in the characters, but sadly, character development and presentation is probably Grisham's weakest link. I could not bring myself to care for who gets the money, because there is no emotional connection with any of the heroes and there are no bad guys. The real reason for why Seth Hubbard had changed his will would be captivating enough for me to root for Leddie, but it's only revealed at the very end of the book so for 90% of the story you are stuck with 2 groups of people fighting for money they don't deserve.

    This is such a contrast to the book I read before this one - The Litigators in which the characters are presented in such a charming and witty way that it carries the otherwise non-thrilling story through the hundreds of pages with ease.

    The second problem is the repetitivness and this is really bad for an audio book. Many of the facts are presented three times - first when Jack Brigance speaks with the witnesses, second during the probate part of the trial and the third time during the actual jury trial. Normally you would just skip the pages that repeat the same information, but that's not so easy with an audio book. You will find yourself really bored about half-way through the book.

    Skip this book, even if you are a fan of Grisham's and especially skip this book if you are expecing a thriller.

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    cardella 13.11.2016
    cardella 13.11.2016
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    "Top! John Grisham at his best."

    Nice return of the characters, from Jake to Lucian. Wished the story would never end. Hope there will be another sequel. Great speaker also, as in Time to Kill, maybe the best I heard so far

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    Ronald 21.09.2014
    Ronald 21.09.2014
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    Für wen - wenn nicht gerade für Sie - ist dieses Hörbuch besser geeignet?

    This is a well spoken and good narreted story, but after a while its boring to listen. The subject may have an everlasting charm for people who live in a world where there is nothing so interesting than money and rich people.


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