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The Chair Audiobook

The Chair: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

If you were given an ancient-looking chair and told Jesus Christ made it, would you believe it? When an elderly lady shows up in Corin Roscoe's antiques store and gives him a chair she claims was built by Christ, he scoffs. But when a young boy is miraculously healed after sitting in the chair, he stops laughing and starts to wonder: Could this chair heal the person whose life I destroyed twelve years ago? As word spreads of the boy's healing, a mega-church pastor is determined to manipulate Corin into turning over the chair. But the mysterious woman who gave him the piece insinuates it is Corin's destiny to guard the chair above everything else. But why? Desperate, he turns to the one person he can trust, a college history professor who knows more about the legend of the chair than he reveals. Searching for the truth about the artifact and the unexplained phenomena surrounding it, Corin soon realizes he isn't the only one willing to do almost anything to possess the power that seems to surround the chair.

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©2011 James L. Rubart (P)2012 Oasis

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    Amazon Customer Chandler, TX, United States 08-31-12
    Amazon Customer Chandler, TX, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't stop listening"
    What made the experience of listening to The Chair the most enjoyable?

    The story was wonderful. I enjoyed the characters of two brothers and their lives together. The thought of the chair and powers it possesses was great all the way through the book. I have recommend it to everyone as a good read.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-23-12
    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-23-12 Member Since 2016

    Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.

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    "Very nice story"

    Interesting story - very pleasant listening experience. Mr. Rubart does a great job with the narration. I've had some negative listening experiences where the author narrates his/her own book, but Mr. Rubart does a good job here. This is not a gripping, on-the-edge-of-your-seat story, but held my attention to the end. It's a story of restoration. The protagonist and his friends are not Christians, so Rubart explores how non-believers respond to the concept that a chair would have the ability to heal, if it were, indeed, made by Christ. It's not preachy at all, IMO. I recommend it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-02-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "Can't put it down"

    I could not put this book down it was so good.... I hope you will agree if you read this book I believe it for the 15 and up

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AJ United States 03-07-13
    AJ United States 03-07-13 Member Since 2014

    I love really really good suspense...historical fiction... "slice of life"...coming of age books...ok, anything! :)

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    Would you listen to The Chair again? Why?

    OH yes! The narrator was perfect. The story was far-fetched but somehow found myself wondering...what if this were true? This story is centered around a chair but it's about so much more!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Corin


    Have you listened to any of James L Rubart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, i've listened to Rooms by James Rubart about a billion times. He did his own narration for that one and he's really good.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Chair and why?

    The elderly woman, she had the most secrets.


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    SharC 01-13-17
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    "Excellent story"

    This book has a terrific story line of just how God works in our lives. I always love James Rubart books, but this right now was probably my favorite. Not as predictable as some of the others. It is definitely worth the read or in my case listen. There are twists and turns in relationships, family, friends etc. some violence but nothing too graphic.

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    Kyle Wilkie 06-11-16
    Kyle Wilkie 06-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book!"

    Very enjoyable and well performed with a lot of good less eons on trust, forgiveness and reliance on God. So interactions were a bit over the top but didn't detract too much from the story and its lessons.

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    KariLynn Myers KANSAS CITY, MO, US 01-01-15
    KariLynn Myers KANSAS CITY, MO, US 01-01-15
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    "This held my attention."

    I really enjoyed this. It held my attention. I will check out the author again.

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    shoppingmama Alabama 03-29-17
    shoppingmama Alabama 03-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It's good but not great. Best part- it is a clean read with no trash talk and filthy words."

    The storyline is okay. The author flip flops too much. The chair heals/ the chair doesn't heal. The Pastor appears to be the villain throughout the book then it flip flops again. Definitely could have been written better. But hey, no curse words or vulgarness in the entire book.

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    Amazon Customer Oregon 02-06-17
    Amazon Customer Oregon 02-06-17 Member Since 2016

    Just Me

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    "Another wonderful book"

    This started out slow for me but it wasn't long before I couldn't put it down. In the end hearing the reason for writing the book... that really hit home!

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    Angela 11-23-16
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    I enjoy Rubart narrating his own books. He deals well with the spiritual component.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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