The Testament

By John Grisham
Read by Frank Muller

14.56 Hours 01/05/1999 unabridged
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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, and 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. From the Hardcover edition.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

A #1 USA Today Bestseller

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, and 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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An entertaining page-turner...his best novel in years. USA Today
Entertaining. The New York Times Book Review
Absorbing...the pages fly by. Chicago Tribune
A compulsory page-turner. Newsweek
“Entertaining.” New York Times Book Review
“An irresistible premise that Grisham, as usual, brings to life with engagingly crooked characters and juicy legal twists.” People
“John Grisham’s best novel in years.” USA Today
“Absorbing…The pages fly by.” Chicago Tribune
“A compulsory page-turner…Grisham can spin an adventure yarn every bit as well as he can craft a legal thriller.” Newsweek
“Full of drama and fast-paced adventure. You can’t put it down.” People
“Grisham offers his readers a special gift—a compelling journey into a world of primitive wisdom, indescribable beauty, and the most treacherous of dangers—some of which can be found deep within ourselves.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
The Testament is classic Grisham: a down-and-out lawyer, a lot of money, an action-packed pursuit, and the highest issues at stake. It’s not just about great characters; it’s about the question of what character is.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Sincere, exciting, and tinged with wonder.” Publishers Weekly
The Testament is a quick read, a wild ride, and surprisingly affecting. Its unexpected conclusion leaves the reader reflective.” Books & Culture

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Author

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: 14.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English