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The Chamber Audiobook

The Chamber

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In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: 26-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case. Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances - except for one: the young, liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson. While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather and the TV cameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutes, to save his client. For between the 2 men is a chasm of shame, family lies and secrets - including one secret that could save Sam Cayhall's life...or cost Adam his.

©1994 John Grisham; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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    Robert H Alexander Corona, CA, US 06-04-12
    Robert H Alexander Corona, CA, US 06-04-12 Member Since 2010

    A retired businessman and widower (it's just me and the cat), I keep active with many diverse projects at which I can almost always be found with my earbuds in, listening to an audio book.

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    "A disappointment"
    What disappointed you about The Chamber?

    As a rabid Grisham fan I am very sorry to say that this book is not up to Mr Grisham's usual standards. Predictable plot. That the only mistery in the story is left unresolved is the only surprise furnished in this book. I waited the entire book for something exciting or engrossing. This is just a sermon against the death penalty which is always expected from this author. What is not expected is that in this book he gives us very little else. If you have read many of his books you will find the characters, dialog, and plot all very familiar. I suggest you try another title. Almost everything else he has written is excellent. This is the first time I have ever been disappointed by John Grisham.


    Has The Chamber turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Beck – was your favorite?

    Sam Cahill, the murderer.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom.


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    steve Woodbury, MN, United States 05-26-11
    steve Woodbury, MN, United States 05-26-11
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    "Snoozer"

    This book was way too long and really drags on...might be better abriged version as the story was solid but never really developed.

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    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 04-06-17
    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 04-06-17 Member Since 2016

    I love to listen and read books. I don't waste a minute...I listen when I am driving, cleaning, getting my nails done, etc. Fiction books are my favorites.... mysteries.

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    "The long chamber"

    I liked the story..... but it dragged it out way way too long. Didn't need so much detail.

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    Mark 04-02-17
    Mark 04-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome story"

    Excellent book and the narrator delivered perfectly. I really enjoyed how he actually used the proper accents and voices to portray exactly what was going on.

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    Ollivette Vassey 03-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    John Grisham brings his books to life. cried several times. He is an awesome writer.

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    night owl 03-08-17
    night owl 03-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "John Grisham at his very best."

    A dark but somehow uplifting story.Written before Grisham let his liberalism take over his plots.Offers insight into how our upbringing and culture instill us with hate. Wonderfully developed characters and an interesting and suspenseful plot. Even though this wasn't my first reading, I found myself anxious about certain outcomes. The narration is superb, the dialogue is great.If you can handle the grimm subject THE CHAMBER is worth two credits.

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    debbie 03-01-17
    debbie 03-01-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Gresham"

    I have read many of John Gresham's books and this is among my favorite. It is less about the laws and more about right and wrong and the power of forgiveness. Highly recommend!

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    JwG 02-09-17
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    Loved the story, well done. Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

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    Stephanie 02-01-17
    Stephanie 02-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow!!"

    Amazing novel and Michael beck is phenomenal! I actually cried from the life he breathed into these characters! Highly recommended!!!!

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    mike Cape Cod 01-05-17
    mike Cape Cod 01-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    Normally I find Grisham's books to be intelligent, intriguing and great reads but this one drones on with hours of minor details that just are not necessary. Its the first Grisham book I am thinking about returning to Audible. I feel terrible writing a bad review of a Grisham book but I just cant finish this one.

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