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The Testament

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Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures.

Nate O'Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who's lived too hard, too fast, for too long. His second marriage in a shambles, he is emerging from his fourth stay in rehab armed with little more than his fragile sobriety, good intentions, and resilient sense of humor. Returning to the real world is always difficult, but this time it's going to be murder.

Rachel Lane is a young woman who chose to give her life to God, who walked away from the modern world with all its strivings and trappings and encumbrances, and went to live and work with a primitive tribe of Indians in the deepest jungles of Brazil.

In a story that mixes legal suspense with a remarkable adventure, their lives are forever altered by the startling secret of The Testament.This presentation concludes with an Audible exclusive, narrator Frank Muller discussing what it was like to perform The Testament.

©1999 Belfry Holdings, Inc. (P)1999 Random House, Inc.; Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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Grisham's smart use of the suspense novel to explore questions of being and faith puts him squarely in the footsteps of Dickens and Graham Greene. (Publishers Weekly)

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    R. Aderhold 19.02.2008
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    "A spiritual quest, not a spirited thriller"

    I am not sure what I expected when I bought this audiobook, but I am sure it was not this. The whole story is that of a quest. A disshevelled lawyer, no longer successful, travels through the Pantanal to find the heiress of a huge fortune. In the end, however, the protagonist realises that his whole quest is more a spiritual one. That is more or less it. A whole bunch of thoroughly unlikable would-be-heirs is portraited nicely, though, and the whole story is read well, but it is far from exciting and the end was a bit disappointing (despite it being inevitable). I still have troubles believing that this was indeed a John Grisham book, even though there is a lawyer in it. So, if you are after dramatic court hearings or breathtaking thrills, look elsewhere.


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