The Chamber by John Grisham audiobook

The Chamber: A Novel

By John Grisham
Read by Michael Beck

Random House Audio 9780385424721
6.13 Hours Abridged
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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 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 two men is a chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets -- including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall's life... or cost Adam his.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

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 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 two men is a chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets -- including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall's life... or cost Adam his.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Totally hypnotic…scenes unfold and unfold, and you can’t stop reading.” Washington Post
His best yet. The Houston Post.
A dark and thoughtful tale pulsing with moral uncertainties... Grisham is at his best. People.
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.
Compelling... Powerful... The Chamber will make readers think long and hard about the death penalty. USA Today.
“A dark and thoughtful tale pulsing with moral uncertainties…Grisham is at his best.” People
The Chamber does grab hold and it doesn’t let go.” Boston Globe
“Compelling…powerful.” USA Today
“Mesmerizing…with authority and originality.” San Francisco Chronicle
“His best yet.” Houston Post
“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.” Amazon.com, editorial review (audio review)
“[A] riveting read.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: John Grisham

Author Bio: John Grisham

John Grisham, whose name has become synonymous with the modern legal thriller, used to work sixty to seventy hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi, law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel. When finally published, A Time to Kill met with little success, but when he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers. Spending forty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991. The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. His success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was then republished. This time around, it was a bestseller. Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year, and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 275 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into forty languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films, as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English