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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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    mike Cape Cod 01-05-17
    mike Cape Cod 01-05-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Sorry"

    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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    Amazon Customer 11-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    I liked this book. Loved Michael Beck! Love legal mysteries, then you will enjoy this.

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    venkey 11-14-16
    venkey 11-14-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Morbid with an expected end"

    If you are looking for a legal drama or suspense...there is none!
    The author builds a crescendo by introducing new characters to foreseen conclusion, but ultimately the story falls flat!
    If all the characters were indeed author has done a great job...otherwise it sounds like just copied and pasted from several newspaper articles

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    Jim Fulton Danville, CA 11-05-16
    Jim Fulton Danville, CA 11-05-16

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    "I have given up on John Grisham"

    Going years back I read many of John Greshams books and really enjoyed them

    The last three books I have gotten I have not enjoyed it all they seem very slow and just plod along

    It's hard to believe the same person is writing these books

    You've heard the saying three strikes and you're out and that's the way I am with John Grisham

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    Romanianguy93 11-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Thought Provokng"

    This raises doubts about the death penalty for me even though historically i have supported it

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    Linda Biondo 10-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exceptional"

    Great read. Could not put it down. Wonderful, informative. My favorite author, highly recommended book.

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    "Beware the book has an agenda"

    Paints the murderer as sympathetic victim. Rails against the death penalty. Hard to enjoy the story with the ultra liberal slant.

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    Ibrahim Dubai, United Arab Emirates 08-31-16
    Ibrahim Dubai, United Arab Emirates 08-31-16 Member Since 2016

    Listens to whatever keeps me thrilled, and then surprise the living life out of me :)

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    I enjoyed it .. but it left a lot to be desired.. not the ending that fits such a book.. the narrator was fantastic though ..

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