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The Chamber Audiobook

The Chamber

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Publisher's Summary

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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    K.T. Gibson 01-23-16
    K.T. Gibson 01-23-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Gut wrenching and a Hard Look at the Death Penalty"

    This story kept my attention from start to finish. I always love Grisham's interweaving of the same small town Clanton, Mississippi into his tales, and this was no exception.

    What I did find difficult to stomach was the reality behind the story, that many people are executed by the government while onlookers celebrate gleefully. While I feel there is a place for capital punishment in the law, it is something that should never be a celebration, and this story captured that essence well.

    Human life is either inherently valuable or it isn't. This story provides heartbreaking history of one family, while also exploring the deeper issues of racism, capital punishment, and political manipulation. It was difficult to listen at times, but only because of the emotions it stirs.

    The narrator was excellent as Michael Beck always is, and the storyline was well-paced and thought out. Feels like a real story.

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    Da Network Janitor 01-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent book and very well narrated."

    I really enjoyed this one. The narrator and the story were great. I enjoyed this book.

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    DANISE SANTIAGO 12-31-15
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    "Persuasive"

    Grisham gave me another wonderful adventure facilitated be a splendid reader. My eyes were gently opened to see an different viewpoint and I was edified by the new perspective.

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    Jan Bailie Crestview, Florida United States 10-09-15
    Jan Bailie Crestview, Florida United States 10-09-15
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    "Not a book, a social message"
    What disappointed you about The Chamber?

    Great disappointment! To buy a book from a great author only to get a poor story, a bad plot and thousand of words repeating the same message over and over again was a great disappointment.
    The whole book is a message, not a story


    What could John Grisham have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Take out social messages.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The book was well read.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None!


    Any additional comments?

    My last Grisham book.

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    Daniel 10-07-15
    Daniel 10-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "chapters dont match"

    chapters dont match the ones in the book. good story and performance. long book but really intereating

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    Dr. A.C. 09-28-15
    Dr. A.C. 09-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Remarkable narration and story!"

    The nattatoro is awesome.. the best I've heard thus far. of cours I love the book. John Grisham is my favorite author. He never ceases to amaze me!

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    David 09-13-15
    David 09-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Listen!"

    Great story, great performance, I intend to listen to it again in the future. Outstanding in every way. Don't miss this one!

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    Tim Norrell 09-09-15
    Tim Norrell 09-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen"

    The ending made me sad. You really fall in love with John Grisham's characters.

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    Bryan G 07-20-15
    Bryan G 07-20-15
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    "Ok story, great narration"

    The story kinda disappointed and took a look time to do so. No turn around moments or suprises. The narrator did a great job as usual giving characters different voices.

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    carolyn 06-09-15
    carolyn 06-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Michael Beck is a superb narrator!"
    Any additional comments?

    Michael Beck is simply the perfect narrator for Southern Grisham. It is a real pleasure to listen to his various accents. Bravo!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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