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The Chamber (Audiobook) (Abridged)

Grisham, John

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ISBN 10: 0553472348 / ISBN 13: 9780553472349
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, New York, 1994
Used Condition: Very Good
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Four cassettes, approx. 6 hours. Read by Michael Beck. Bookseller Inventory # 009783

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Title: The Chamber (Audiobook) (Abridged)

Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Book Type: Audio Book

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Synopsis:

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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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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