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The summons
(CD Unabridged)

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New York : Random House Audio, [2002].
CD Unabridged
Unabridged ed.
Physical Desc:
8 audio discs (8.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 13
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Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep.

And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for forty years. No longer on the bench, the Judge has withdrawn to the Atlee mansion and become a recluse.

With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons for both sons to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of his estate. It 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, which he prefers now 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.
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Compact discs.
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Book on CD.
Read by Michael Beck.
APA Citation (style guide)

Grisham, J., & Beck, M. (2002). The summons. Unabridged ed. New York, Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grisham, John and Michael Beck. 2002. The Summons. New York, Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grisham, John and Michael Beck, The Summons. New York, Random House Audio, 2002.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Grisham, John. and Michael Beck. The Summons. Unabridged ed. New York, Random House Audio, 2002.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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