• The Chamber

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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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)1994 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Mesmerizing...with an authority and originality...and with a grasp of literary complexity that makes Scott Turow's novel's pale by comparison - Grisham returns." (San Francisco Chronicle)

"A dark and thoughtful tale pulsing with moral uncertainties... Grisham is at his best." (People

"Compelling... Powerful... The Chamber will make readers think long and hard about the death penalty." (USA Today)

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Great Book!!

Love all of John Grisham novels. Michael Beck is a great narrator. With a hearing disability he easy on the ears.

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Finished as if it was half written.

The plot ends abruptly. And was completely predictable. So much more could've been written and developed about wedge. thought it was a mistake at the end because it seemed like half a book

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John Grisham is great

Michael Beck is superb. His flowing from one character to the next is top notch.

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Great book

Love the narrator. The music was a little creepy but the plot kept me fascinated.