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1. The Summons
2. Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang
3. Doctor Who and the day of the
4. Doctor Who and the Android Invasion

1. The Summons
by John Grisham
Audio Cassette: 310 Pages (2002-02-05)
list price: US$26.85 -- used & new: US$7.50
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Asin: 1856865568
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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For the first time since "A Time to Kill", Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi - a place rich in colourful characters and dark family secrets.Amazon.com Review
Law professor Ray Atlee and his prodigal brother, Forrest, are summoned home to Clanton, Mississippi, by their ailing father to discuss his will. But when Ray arrives the judge is already dead, and the one-page document dividing his meager estate between the two sons seems crystal clear. What it doesn't mention, however, is the small fortune in cash Ray discovers hidden in the old man's house--$3 million he can't account for and doesn't mention to brother Forrest, either.

Ray's efforts to keep his find a secret, figure out where it came from, and hide it from a nameless extortioner, who seems to know more about it than he does, culminate in a denouement with an almost biblical twist. It's a slender plot to hang a thriller on, and in truth it's not John Grisham's best in terms of pacing, dramatic tension, and interesting characters (except for Harry Rex, a country lawyer who was the judge's closest friend and in many ways is the father Ray wishes he'd had. He's so vivid he jumps off the page). But Grisham's legions of fans are likely to enjoy The Summons even if it lacks the power of some of his classic earlier books, like The Firm, The Brethren, and The Testament. --Jane Adams ... Read more

Customer Reviews (754)

4-0 out of 5 stars a bad brother and a better brother
Ray Atlee, a law professor at the University of Virginia, has just received a summons from this father, a retired judge in Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss the estate.Judge Atlee is dying of cancer and is somewhat estranged from his two sons.Forrest, Ray's brother, is a seemingly incurable drug addict who has spent a lot of his father's money in unsuccessful rehab stints.When Ray arrives at the family home, he finds his father already dead, with an empty morphine pack nearby.Much to his surprise, he also finds boxes of cash totaling about $3 million, which is not mentioned in the will.Judge Atlee gave most of his money away and was not handsomely compensated during his years on the bench.Ray then goes on a quest to hide and protect the cash, even as he tries to find out where it came from and dreams of being able to afford the airplane he lusts after.Someone else knows about the money, though, and is trying to intimidate Ray into giving it up.Ray is a frustrating and flawed character, and I just wanted him to trust someone enough to tell them about the money and not let greed start to dictate his decisions.In a nutshell, that's what the book is ultimately about--trust and greed.Despite the smattering of clues, the ending came as a surprise to me.The Legal Limit is a better thriller, though, also with a bad brother and a better brother.

5-0 out of 5 stars What?
What the hell? Why all the less than at least 4 star reviews? This book kept me up all night reading it, I read it in only 2 days, as with most Grisham books. I'm not gonna give an extra wordy jackassy review, all I have to say is most Grisham books are 2 day reads and this one is fantastic so I don't get all the low reviews for his books it's total bs.

1-0 out of 5 stars The Most Boring and the Dumbest Book.
It's time to officially declare John Grisham as a hack writer. The man just simply can't write a decent book anymore. The Summons is not only the most boring but quite the dumbest book I've ever read. The logic of the story is so stupid on many levels that I am unable to comprehend how Grisham got away with the money from selling the books except to rely on his namesake. First of all, if Ray Atlee is able to extract information from a professor on counterfeiting and a security expert of a gambling empire, then he should have learned enough about off-shore banking so he would have flew his little plane to there and park his money there. That...right there...would have ended the story for once and all. Or why don't we do this the simple way...? Buy a Honus Wagner baseball card. Buy a unsealed box of NES Stadium Events. Whatever at all...and just hold on to the collection and wait for the value to rise over the years. Secondly, since Forrest has consumed every substance known to history of drugs for a good thirty years, his brain would have been totally fried. Thus, it's improbable that he would have the capacity to think up of the seemingly clever plot to betray his brother. Third of all, I can't believe that Ray hired a private detective with many assistants, and they were unable to spot the amateurs, who served time in prison, breaking into his apartment. That's just impossible; one break-in is enough to get started on the track. I could go on and on, but what's the point of beating a dead horse? All in all, The Summons is a snoozer.

5-0 out of 5 stars A QUESTION OF ETHICS
Two thoughts. First, I'm amazed at the spoiler posted on the Amazon webpage for this book, which gives away half the plot. Secondly, if this had been a first novel it would have garnered rave reviews. So why has the fact that it's by John Grisham generated such negativity. It's thoroughly readable, and not for the first time the author poses a question of ethics the resolution of which is long overdue.

4-0 out of 5 stars Another solid Grisham novel!
John Grisham once again goes to Mississippi to weave a tale of family, greed, and paranoia that is solid from beginning to end.The main character is likeable although a little bland at times.The story had me guessing as to who was behind what.Although there were legal elements in the book it isn't a legal thriller but it was a thriller.One complaint was I wanted more of Clanton, MS.Many times Grisham has transported me to the South and here it was just a locale.Overall, a solid read but not Grisham's best. ... Read more

2. Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang
by Terrance Dicks, David Mann
Paperback: Pages (1979)
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Asin: 052340638X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Customer Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great story, adaptation could be better
One of the high points in Doctor Who's broadcast history came about in 1977.This serial was quickly adapted into this novel.

The TARDIS materialises in Victorian London, with the Doctor decides to show Leela how her ancestors lived.Instead, they get caught up in a Fu Manchu-like story filled with a Tong, a mysterious murderer, trips through the sewers, normal animals grown to unusual sizes, and enough revcognisable elements recast in surprising ways.

The story is aided and abetted by wonderful supporting characters, not the least being theatre-owner henry Gordon Jago and police pathologist Professor Litefoot.There are also literary references to Sherlock Holmes, Oscar Wilde, and so on.

The story is wonderful, and this book, while it could be better, is still more than acceptable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng Chiang
Robert Holmes wrote scripts for all of the Doctor on the television series and each and everyone of them is a classic.In this story, Holmes personal favorite, the Doctor and Leela travel to Victorian England.Before long they are involved in a mysterious string of murders and disappearances.Is the culprit Jack the Ripper?A Chinese god?Or a villian from Earth's future?This book also has the two best and most memorable characters Holmes introduced into the series.Professor Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago. ... Read more

3. Doctor Who and the day of the Daleks
by Terrance Dicks
Mass Market Paperback: 139 Pages (1979-04)
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Asin: 0523405650
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Fun Novelization
This is a good novelization of a Doctor Who story from the early 1970s. Terrence Dicks, Doctor Who's script editor from 1970-1974, has done a nice job keeping the story moving and fleshing out the characters more than we get to see in the television serial.

This is a good story from the Doctor's exile on Earth, involving time travel, hairy beasts, human resistance and of course the Daleks. Guerrillas from the future travel to the 20th century to stop a great war from happening, so that the Daleks can't conquer the Earth. The Doctor of course gets involved and is able to time travel to the guerrillas' future, due to some borrowed alien technology. There are some lovely plot twists and turns (nothing too strenuous as this is a young adult's book) and some interesting characters.

I'd have to say the weakest part of the story is actually the Daleks. I actually think the story would have worked better with some different/new alien menace. However, the Daleks are the Doctor's oldest foes, and the creatures that put Doctor Who on the map, so to speak, so I can understand the desire to trot them out again for the fans. Another tiny problem I had was with the cover artwork. O.K., I can accept that the drawing of the Ogron is probably what the production team would have wanted to create if they'd had the time and budget, but what's up with the UNIT spaceship?

You don't have to have seen this particular story to enjoy this book, and you probably don't need to be familiar with the Doctor and his exploits. If you get the Pinnacle edition, Harlan Ellison has written a wonderful introduction to the Doctor and his exploits for the uninitiated. It is a fun story, engagingly written and a fun way to spend an afternoon.

4-0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks
This novel that is written by Terrance Dicks is very good.it is a science fiction novel that keeps you reading.it is not like others in where it is hard to understand due to complicated wording or procedures.I think that is one reason why it is so enjoyable to read.The two main characters are always into things so it forces you to continue reading to find out what happens next.Sometimes it seems so hard to defeat his enemies but yet he somehow is able to stop them and keep them from taking over and ruling with ruthlessness.I recommend this book for reading just for the enjoyment and getting away from normal life.

5-0 out of 5 stars fair beginning
The book was not my introduction to Doctor Who but seeing the video in a catalog clarified for me just how much I had missed the Doctor.This is a good introduction to the Doctor, his principal enemy the Daleks, and thesubtlly intellectual nature of the Doctor Who series.Highly recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars Dr Who and Daleks equals a good story.
As with many sci fi series, Dr Who and his mechanical foes the Daleks are part of what made the show popular.Exterminate! was as hokey as British TV ever became.

This novel is a definate for Dr. Who fans, and especially those that root for the Daleks!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent. A masterpeice of the battle between good and evil
I found this book an excellent story, one that should go down in history as a classic.It covers not only obvious evil (the Daleks), but an evil emerging that exxceeds even that of the Daleks themselves -- the 22nd century mercenaries, whose plan it is to destroy the beginning of their struggle 200 years back but actually bring it upon themselves ... Read more

4. Doctor Who and the Android Invasion
by Terrance Dicks
 Mass Market Paperback: Pages (1983)

Asin: B000KK8XU4
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