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  • The Chamber

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Grisham's best

  • By Ed on 09-23-08

Exasperating Audible Experience on this one.

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

This is a great story. I started reading it on Kindle. I decided I wanted to HEAR it as well, so I bought the audible version. Having only been like maybe an hour or so into the read, I was excited to hear the story. Sadly, when I downloaded it and listed to it, the audio book starts like 2 hours or so into the story! Despite my best efforts, I can't get audile to fix it. Currently, the only way to get the book to play from the actual START of the story is to listen to it on the computer with the cloud streaming thing. This is a terrible shame, as the whole point of audible and the apps is to listen on any device. I have sent email to audible support over and over again, and they keep adding it back into my library, but it always starts at the wrong place. It skips the most crucial part of the story - the beginning of the story. Get it together, Audible.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Racketeer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,329

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable Grisham

  • By Ron on 10-25-12

Not the best, not the worst.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I've been listening to a lot of John Grisham audio books lately, and I have enjoyed all of them very much. This story isn't my favorite, but it isn't bad. The problem, I think, is that J.D. Jackson's performance doesn't really breathe any life into the character. Michael Beck, by comparison, does an excellence job really bringing Grisham stories to life. After the first few chapters, it became more of a chore much more than good escapist entertainment. In the end, I've just kinda of forced myself to "push" on through and get this one done. Again, not a terrible story, but the performance just drags along. Might just get the real book and re-read it at some point.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,519

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

New Favorite

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

What a great story. Just great. Even if you have kind of an idea what is happening, it still just "gets" you. Another great performance from Michael Beck in this book. It's almost like these were written for him to read. Loved every second of this story, glad I know what happened but I'm sad it's over. Wonderful, wonderful story.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,690

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book faded like a bad racehorse…

  • By Matt on 01-06-12

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

One of the best books I’ve had the pleasure to be exposed to. Fantastic story and the performance is excellent.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Dark Night in Aurora

  • Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Theater Shootings
  • By: William H. Reid MD MPH
  • Narrated by: William H. Reid MD MPH
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

On July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, a man in dark body armor and a gas mask entered a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises with a tactical shotgun, a high-capacity assault rifle, and a sidearm. Soon twelve were dead and fifty-eight were wounded.  A Dark Night in Aurora uses the twenty-three hours of unredacted interview transcripts never seen by the public and Reid’s research to bring the listener inside the mind of a mass murderer. The result is chilling, gripping study of abnormal psychology and how a lovely boy named Jimmy became a killer. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Debra Tremoulis on 09-02-18

A workmanlike effort, nothing especially groundbreaking to be found here.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Being super familiar with this case, I was interested in “reading” this book, if only to see if there was any insight into the case that was not part of the official, public record. The Dr. who interviewed the defendant for the trial did a great job so I figured his book would be amazing. Perhaps I expected and/or hoped for too much. It felt to me like the author just cracked open his interview notebooks one weekend and stitched together a book from it. No great insight here that was not already part of the record. After hearing it, there didn’t really seem to be any reason for it to even exist. I suppose the subject matter is enough in and of itself to garner some notoriety, but if you really want some real insight into the case, all you have to do is check out the voluminous amounts of trial video online, you will learn more and you won’t waste your audible credit. Perhaps I just had expectations that could not be met...not sure, but at a minimum, I’d hoped for something more than a simple “cliff notes style book report” on such a huge, tragic case. The subject matter deserved better.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Run of His Life

  • The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • By: Jeffrey Toobin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567

The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin's nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of "the trial of the century".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted more after the 2016 mini-series...

  • By AudioAddict on 04-15-16

Save Your money...

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Just buy the book and read it instead. I read this book years ago and was really looking forward to using an audible credit to get this audible book. I should have clicked the "sample" button because this performance is really, really bad. Davies reads this thing like he has somewhere else to be. It's a pretty serious topic and there are a lot of really cool things to really dig into and ponder, and yet this guy reads it like he is being paid for the quickest possible read.

It's terrible. The sad thing is that this book is so incredibly well-written, it is shame that Davies ruined it.

30 minutes into this thing and can honestly say, I wish it had been ME that OJ had murdered.