John Grisham is best known as the author of internationally bestselling legal thrillers, including ‘The Firm’, ‘The Associate’ and ‘The Runaway Jury’. The Arkansas-born author’s popular novels are largely inspired by his job as a lawyer in America.
Now, for the first time on audiobook format, Grisham gives an insight into his own extraordinary childhood growing up in the cotton fields of Arkansas.
Narrated by a seven-year-old farm boy named Luke Chandler, ‘A Painted House’ tells the remarkable story of his cotton-picking family. They live in a plain house that has never seen a lick of paint and work with a family from the Ozarks and a convoy of Mexicans to harvest their produce. Tension mounts amongst them as they struggle in the abrasive weather conditions and as the weeks pass Luke hears and sees things he could never have expected – his discoveries, apart from plucking him from his innocence, threaten to not only destroy the crop but the everyday life that he and his family lead also.
This audiobook brings to life a tale that is a world away from the high-pressure legal world Grisham is known for, and gives a far more personal glimpse of the man behind some of the world’s most popular stories. This CD audiobook is also available in downloadable MP3 format, so you can enjoy ‘A Painted House’ in the format of your choice and at a time that suits you.