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The Chamber by John Grisham

The Chamber (1994)

by John Grisham

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Young lawyer on case too complicated for a newbie and in which he has personal interest. Compelling story. I enjoyed it. ( )
  AstridG | Oct 13, 2015 |
In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm. Twenty-six-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... ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 2, 2015 |
Unbelievably good! This best John Grisham book I have ever read and on of the top book I read last year. The story was fantastic and so incredibly moving.

This is really a book that stays with you long after you read it! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Dec 11, 2014 |
John Grisham writes a pretty good book, but his endings are awful. He doesn't end a book -- he simply quits writing. I didn't have an issue with Sam's fate -- he was, after all, a murderer. But Grisham dropped too many other threads, including the identity of the real guilty party. I can think of at least three other ways to have ended this book, each of which would have been more satisfying without being cliche. What the book needed was justice, even if it was dealt out underhandedly. -1996 ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 19, 2014 |
Powerful story... depressing a bit, though. Cried mightily. ( )
  Danica.Rice | Apr 29, 2014 |
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At first listen, the narration of this abridged version of John Grisham's The Chamber seems flat and uninvolved. But Michael Beck has chosen his vocal style well, purposely eschewing unnecessary adornment and allowing this searing indictment of racism and murder to unfold on its own terms. Beck uses character voices sparingly, adding subtle emphasis to the already charged plot. The story begins with a Klan-sponsored bombing and then traces a trail of rigged acquittals stretching over three decades, until a young lawyer with secrets of his own brings the case to a powerful conclusion. (Running time: 6 hours, 4 cassettes) --George Laney

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In Mississippi, a young lawyer races against time to save his grandfather from the gas chamber. The grandfather was tried three times for a Ku Klux Klan bombing which killed two civil rights workers in 1967. He was found innocent twice, but guilty the third time. By the author of A Time To Kill.… (more)

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