Written By: John Grisham

Narrated By: Michael Beck

Date: October 2013

Duration: 20 hours 47 minutes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • John Grisham returns to the iconic setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension.

“Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”—USA Today

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 twenty-five years after the publication of A Time to Kill.


  • Monica Kendricks

    I have enjoyed the narrator's delivery as well as the story line. It was nice to revisit all of the characters from A Time to Kill.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Emily R.

    So slow! The same thing was said 3 different ways.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Christian B.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book - had trouble putting it down. It was long but worth every minute. I was amazed at how good the narrator delivered All the voices - just incredible!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Monte B.

    very good book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Thomas S.

    Consistently kept my interest and wanting to get to the next detail.. Easy clear inflections and extremely interesting characters

  • Sherry Palmer

    Loved this book. I cannot believe I missed it when it came out. Story is great, narrator is perfect! John Grisham perfection

  • Barb White

    The narrator was as always phenomenal! His voice switches up with the various characters seamlessly and keeps the listener hanging on. The ending of this book was perfect. First John Grisham book I've cried over. Loved it!!

  • Paul V.

    This is no doubt one of Grisham’s best written books yet. Excellent read.

  • Robin D.

    Absolutely wonderful book, I couldn’t quit listening. Great book, great narration.

  • Maureen Cunha

    I thoroughly enjoyed Sycamore Row! John Grisham is one of my favorite authors. I enjoy the character development. It’s fun to get to know them.

  • Jessica G.

    An absolute riveting story. From the beginning until the end, I loved it!

  • Sylviajn

    Loved this novel...great narration as well. I was interested the entire time and this is a long story.

  • Virginia S.

    Good read

  • Lee P.

    Great listen.

  • Anonymous

    I have never been a audio book listener ; until hearing Michael Beck. Book was a 7 out of 10

  • Pat R.

    Excellent book could not stop listening

  • Desmond M.

    Very good read as usual by this author and narrated wonderfully.

  • Joseph P.

    Another great Grisham story. The history of the south in the mid 1900’s is a stain on America and he tells it in such detail and craft. Excellent listen.

  • Raul U.

    The narrator is excellent

  • Rebekah B.

    Great book as always

  • Karen A.

    Could not wait for it to end. Too slow !

  • Susan R.

    The book was very good, even though it was long it was interesting and kept my attention. The narrator was excellent, best I've heard with multiple voices so far.

  • Terry J

    Loved the book. Loved the reader!!!

  • Rodney M

    I really enjoyed this book, was my first audio book, nareator did an amazing job. Now I have nothing to listen to but the radio, need to get into the next book very soon.

  • Julie G

    I absolutely loved this book. Finished yesterday and woke up this morning so sad that’s it’s over.

  • Daniel W

    great book great sequel to a time to kill love it love it love it

  • Helen M

    Good book to listen to.

  • Albert G

    The narrator really made this book quite enjoyable. A very talented narrator. Another good book by Grisham.

  • Mary Nell Yustas

    First John Grisham book I have listened to. Loved it. The narrator was great. Kept your attention without getting monotone.

  • Cari Russell

    Great story with interesting characters. I didn't see the end coming. Narrator was wonderful

  • PAMELA Meador

    Grisham gives a very personal insight into our history and it's impact on individual lives....compelling.

  • Marshall Meyer

    Prime Grisham. Couldn't stop until it was done. Excellent narration helped too!

  • Christy Vincent

    If you love a good redemption story, you'll love this book. Grisham's knowledge of the history of the south lends credibility to the story. I enjoyed it very much.

  • Juanita Moreno

    Could not put it down. Mr. Grisham never lets me down. Had me engrossed from beginning to end.

  • Grady Durham

    Outstanding book could not stop listening made the miles on this old truck go by a lot faster

  • Lara Bulloch

    A very entertaining book, it kept my attention. The narration is quite good, there are a lot of characters and some of their voices sounded similar at times.

  • Carol Jannetta

    I loved the book it took me right back to the movie a time to kill I could picture everything everything as I listened

  • Robin55

    A story that brings the past to the present. Can one really correct the wrongs of a previous generation.

  • NATALEE Kinstler

    Terribly written book. Written at a 4th grade level. If your used to reading good literature, then you will be very disappointed in this book. The narration is very monotone. I cannot believe this book has received such good reviews.

  • Anita Fleming

    A very engaging . Held me for long stints at a time finished it in two(2) days. Loved it. Recommend it highly.

  • Melanie O\'Connor

    Lived this book! And I found myself using a southern accent after listening! ;0)

  • Bev Taylor

    A typical John Grisham novel. It kept my attention until the end.

  • Samantha Lambert

    Excellent! Couldn't stop reading! I was thrilled with this one. Love Grisham!

  • kelea Denmark

    Great narrator! storyline was a but predictable.

  • Shana Hughes

    Another Grisham book that keeps you glued and the narration is top notch; almost as alluring as the story line.

  • Jacqueline Amdal

    Great Read highly recommend it to you. This will make you not want to stop until it's finished and then wish it didn't end!!!

  • Ryan Helton

    Fantastic narration. Super slow book. Not much going on until last 25%

  • Kathy Younker

    Another Grisham home run. A very intriguing story that leaves you wanting to know what comes next. Beck's narrative is excellent. He is comfortable to listen to and his use of varying characters makes the story come to life.

  • Anonymous

    If you loved A Time to Kill as much as I did, don't read this book. What a dissappointment! I couldn't even finish it.

  • Angela Hart

    Awesome! Great story line, great narration! Kept me interested from beginning to end! Would definitely recommend this book.

  • Margaret Daniel

    This is by far one of the best stories ever! Really enjoyed listening to it.

  • Venita Davis

    This was my first audio book and I really enjoyed the story and the narration. I felt like I was watching a made for TV movie

  • bonnie grossman

    Loved this one. Jake Brigance is such a well-drawn character. In my Top 5 of Grisham books.

  • Betsy Blackstock

    I enjoyed this book very much. the narrator did an extremely good job with all the voices.

  • James Kattoor

    John Grisham can make the mundane sound exciting. Add to that the fact that the plot is really intriguing and gripping, and you have the makings of an awesome read. And Michael Beck's narration brings it all to life in all it's magnificence. A great read, especially if you like legal thrillers and remember Jake Brigance from "A Time to Kill". Highly recommended.

  • Judith Bellefleur

    Another great book by John Grisham with an enjoyable narration as well. Waiting patiently for their next. I am never disappointed.

  • Pat Ebarb

    Another great book Can't wait to see the movie! Twists and turns. Suspenseful. Never boring

  • Kenneth Hahn

    What a great book! This is one you can't stop listing too.

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