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The Amber Room
The Amber Room
Author: Steve Berry
Forged of the exquisite gem, the Amber Room is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man - and the subject of one of history's most intriguing mysteries. German troops invading the Soviet Union seized the Room in 1941. When the Allies bombed, the Room was hidden, and it has never been seen since. But now, the hunt has begun once more. Atlan...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345460042
ISBN-10: 0345460049
Publication Date: 8/31/2004
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 400 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Amber Room on + 533 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 16
Give this man credit: whereas most lawyers who decide to write a novel stay fairly close to home, Berry, a Georgia trial attorney, wanders far off the beaten path. Although his debut novel features a trial judge as its central character and opens with a pretty typical courtroom scene, it soon steps outside the courtroom--way outside. When Judge Rachel Cutler's father dies under suspicious circumstances, he leaves his daughter tantalizing clues to a decades-old secret: the Amber Room, an exquisite treasure that, so the legend goes, was appropriated by the Nazis when they invaded the Soviet Union. Now, to find out why her father died, and who's responsible, Rachel (with her ex-husband, Paul) heads off to Germany, where she hopes to find the truth about the Amber Room. Based loosely, very loosely, on certain historical events, the novel is plotted cleverly and written with style and substance. A welcome change from the usual legal-thriller fare from wanna-be Turows.
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CocoCee avatar reviewed The Amber Room on + 404 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
Very fun and not annoying as Dan Brown's DaVinci Code! Treasure hunters, assassins, secrets, intrigue, Nazi/Russian amber... and a divorced couple caught in the middle. Very fast read, interesting facts of lost European treasures.
Mistry avatar reviewed The Amber Room on + 102 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
I was very excited to start this book, but it didn't last long. I was expecing a fast paced thriller, a treasure hunt type book. I didn't get it. It started very slow, and never really picked up. I couldn't get into any of the characters, good or bad, and therefore had no one to cheer on. And the writing was so flat it was like being lectured. I applaud the author for the amount of research he did for this novel, but the story itself never seemed to move out of 2nd gear. I'd heard many good things about this book, but none of them made themselves apparent to me.
WhenPigsFly avatar reviewed The Amber Room on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This a wonderful book, by Steve Berry,an author so admired by his peers that the top banner is taken over by a review from Dan Brown. This book is exciting and wonderful from page 1 through to the end. Cleverly plotted and written with both style and substance. An absolute jewel of a book.
reviewed The Amber Room on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Good historical fiction, fun read!
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pindari avatar reviewed The Amber Room on + 38 more book reviews
A fun, slightly dated book. The action takes place just before the restoration of the Amber room. Fun to read about what could have happened to the original, and not too hard to believe that it could be true.
reviewed The Amber Room on
Good story line and character development. This was the first book I have read from Steve Berry. I'll read another one.
silverjane avatar reviewed The Amber Room on + 60 more book reviews
Once again Steve Berry keeps you coming back for more on these great books. What a page turner
katfusion avatar reviewed The Amber Room on + 10 more book reviews
I didn't think I'd like this book as much as I did. It's well written and I loved the historical facts woven in with the story. I'll be honest, I didn't enjoy the main characters much, but I adored the two main assassins and the competition between them throughout the book. A great read for people that like historically based thrillers.
reader4fun avatar reviewed The Amber Room on
Another outstanding Berry book!
goddesslovingbookworm avatar reviewed The Amber Room on + 170 more book reviews
Wonderfully suspenseful story with just enough romance thrown in for a woman's attention-getting (not too much to detract a man from the story). I never knew there was such a thing as the Amber Room and now I'm off on a history-reading tangent for yet another sideline to WWII. That's the mark of a great suspense novel for me--that it makes me want to research for myself the premise behind the story...


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