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The Summons

John Grisham

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 Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home.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 to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray's younger brother, who redefines the notion of a 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 where he grew up and 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 someone else. From the Paperback edition.

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 Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home.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 to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray's younger brother, who redefines the notion of a 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 where he grew up and 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 someone else. From the Paperback edition.
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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 Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home.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 to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray's younger brother, who redefines the notion of a 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 where he grew up and 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 someone else. From the Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Beck

Length:

8h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:10


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:24


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:14


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:07


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:56


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:26


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:05


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:27


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:04


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:42


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:53


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:39


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:06