©1994 John Grisham; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
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.
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.
Not at all.
Sam Cahill, the murderer.
This book was way too long and really drags on...might be better abriged version as the story was solid but never really developed.
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.
I liked the story..... but it dragged it out way way too long. Didn't need so much detail.
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.
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!
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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