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  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 383

Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and has an unforgettable night with him - something she’d never done before. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again. But back home in Boston, Juliana realizes this was no random encounter. The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she's presiding over....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets buried in secrets!!!!

  • By shelley on 02-01-19

AWFUL!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

An hour in, I wanted this to be over, yet I wanted to know how it could end. I put it on 1.5 speed to get it over quicker. The judge was unlikeable and an idiot. Her every move was stupider than the previous move. The whole story was silly and stupid. The bad guys were so ready to kill people, why didn't they just kill the plaintiff and be done with the case? Did you think of that, Mr Finder? The drama was just overdone. I've liked the author's previous books, but not this one.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Room and the Chair

  • By: Lorraine Adams
  • Narrated by: Jim McCabe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 4

Here are fine-drawn, empathetic portraits of the often overlooked actors of America’s infinite global war: the ridiculed night editor of a prestigious newspaper, an overburdened nuclear engineer, a duty-bound female fighter pilot, a religiously impassioned novice reporter, a sergeant major thrust into the responsibilities of a secretive command. Their longings and loyalties take us, in the course of one shattering year. Told in language as stunning for its beauty as for its verisimilitude, The Room and the Chair dazzlingly bends the conventions of literary suspense .

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By CA on 10-27-16

Terrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better story.

What could Lorraine Adams have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Better plot and story.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator was very bad -- boring voice.

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

No

Any additional comments?

I tried very hard to get in to this book, but just could not. It jumped around and the narrator was no help in deciphering when there was a change. His voice never changed.