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The Chamber: A Novel

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Written By: John Grisham

Narrated By: Alexander Adams

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: July 2000

Duration: 18 hours 0 minutes


In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm:

Twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brinkof a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking itall for a death-row killer and an impossible case.

Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi StatePrison:

Sam Cayhall is a former Klansmanand unrepentant racist now facing the death penaltyfor a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out ofchances -- except for one: the young, liberal Chicagolawyer who just happens to be his grandson. Whilethe executioners prepare the gas chamber, whilethe protesters gather and the TVcameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutesto save his client. For between the two men is achasm of shame, family lies, and secrets --including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall'slife...or cost Adam his.

"A dark andthoughtful tale pulsing wit moral uncertainties...Grisham is at his best."--People.

"Compelling... Powerful...The Chamber will make readers thinklong and hard about the death penalty." --USA Today.

"His bestyet." -- The Houston Post.

"Mesmerizing... with an authority andoriginality... and with a grasp of literarycomplexity that makes Scott Turow's novels pale bycomparison -- Grisham returns." -- SanFrancisco Chronicle.

From the Paperback edition.


  • Anonymous

    This was a very good book. It kept you on the edge of your seat most of the time. I enjoyed listening to this book.

  • William Morgan

    I really enjoy Grisham's work and this was no exception. The compelling story held my interest and left me wanting more when it ended. I particularly like the reader as he has done several of Grisham's works and seems to fit the author's style. Give this one a try!

  • dlct

    Not Grisham's best. The story itself is all right, but the tension doesn't build as I would've liked. And the ending is very unsatisfactory. The narrator was so-so... nice accent...

  • Anonymous

    This was kind of a "yawn". Just ho hum - and I'm usually a big Grisham fan. I think he must have just mailed this one in. Oh well - not unpleasant, but very formulaic.

  • Joseph Cordeiro

    very good book to listeb keeps you wanting to know the conclusion

  • Nicole Orlando

    This book was a little hard to follow because there were a lot of different characters- mainly men and they were a little tricky to keep track of. But you get the jist of the story even if you can't keep everyone straight. I enjoyed this book though and would recommend.

  • Anonymous

    A good story but not much mystery. There are a lot of characters and it's a little hard to follow. I should have kept a score card and taken notes. I enjoy John Grisham's novels but I usually read them and/or watch the movie. I didn't realize how hard it would be to follow since I was just listening.

  • Anonymous

    Bored out of my mind! It was a story that never went anywhere. Very disappointing.