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The Summons
Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi–a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years. Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton
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Published October 10th 2006 by Random House Audio (first published 2002)
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May 10, 2010 Craig rated it really liked it
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Good, I suspected the brother, since he was the only one not eliminated in the 'investigation' good book overall, could use a postscript timed a year later describing what happens with the brother and the money
Jan 31, 2009 Eric_W rated it really liked it
One of the great things about an subscription is that you can get a download of the new book almost the instant it is released. Grisham is an uneven writer, at least to my taste. Some of his books I really liked; others have been less entertaining. This one is excellent and doesn’t even have a murder.
Ruben Atley was a highly respected judge. He had two sons: Ray and Forrest. Ray was a legal ethics professor at the University of Virginia making a good salary; Forrest had been a seri
Mar 27, 2015 Carmen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked how The Brethren ended, with one of the trio gathering the rest of the colleagues, which indicates a bit of an open ending as to whether they're just going to move somewhere else and settle down, or move and carry on their little extortions. I liked the politician side of the story, and felt that it would've been cool if there had been more detail in this line.
The end of The Summons left you with one or two questions, so it also had a sort of open ending. Other than this, both were inte
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Great way to pass the time on the road, listening to an audio book.
My husband and I couldn't wait to pick up where we left off every time we got in the car. The ending was OK but not dynamic.
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"Desperate for something to read on my vacation, I read this one, which mom had brought along. The inflight magazine would have been more substantial."
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Did not enjoy as much as some of his other books. I feel it was draw out and the ending left you hanging.
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Fail, Grisham.
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