The Summons

Written by:
John Grisham
Narrated by:
Michael Beck

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2002
8 hours 48 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years, Judge Atlee is now a shadow of his former self—a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi.

Knowing that the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the elder, a Virginia law professor, newly single, still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray’s younger brother, the family’s black sheep.

The summons is typed by the Judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place he now prefers to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray . . . and perhaps to someone else.

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Mark C

Very slow moving, and the premise seems unreasonable. No one would overthink the situation like the main character.

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Darrell M.

I really like John Grisham his writing style is really good

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Ofra G.

Another excellent book by John Grisham. Can't wait to read his next one.

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John M.

The reader let his voice drop at the end of sentences.

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It was a good one kept you on your toes

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This was slow to begin but good and toward the end! Probably wouldn’t buy it again

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Dora M.

The only good part was the very end. I love John Grisham books, was very surprised and disappointed with the story.

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