The Chair

A Novel
Narrated by: James L Rubart
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (216 ratings)

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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.

©2011 James L. Rubart (P)2012 Oasis

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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.

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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.

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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

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Reconciliation & Forgiveness!

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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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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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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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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Excellent read!

Excellent message. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you need more books like this. Can't wait to read /listen to other books by this author.

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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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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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