Nate O'Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who's lived too hard, too fast, for too long. His second marriage is 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 humour. 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.
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By Ann D on 21-04-18
Not his best, but good 3.5 stars!
John Grisham’s writing is always so good, like a warm blanket. The story here is not one of his best. There was too much ‘God Bothering’ for my taste. The descriptions of places and the quality of written dialogue carried me along though, and I did enjoy it. Another reviewer wasn’t happy with the narrator, but I found he suited the book well and was easy to listen to.
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By michael on 24-02-17
Would you listen to The Testament again? Why?
I think I would. On the face of it, this is a straightforward story. However, there are many levels to the main character as well as the story, with added references to the appalling treatment of South American tribes by big business - something that is brought into the story almost casually and not dwelled upon too much (I think this approach gave more power and impact to the attempted annihilation of the natives of these regions)
Who was your favorite character and why?
Nate O'Riley. So flawed but honest. But that is not to minimise the many larger than life characters filling this story
What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?
The narration was brilliant. Frank Muller's voice has an ever present hint of humour about it - reminded me of some narration of Carl Hiaasen books.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It has of sadness, humour and hope.
Any additional comments?
This book came back to me many times after I'd finished it. As I stated above, there are many layers to this book and it was only on reflection I realised how complex the story is. It is sad in places but also full of humour. I can't say too much in case of spoilers. However, attempted redemption is also part of this story.
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By Liz on 29-01-18
Frank Muller did well putting on the different accents for each character. I enjoyed listening to this but did so at 1.25 speed as I found him a little slow, even then I probably could have sped it up as it was still perfectly easy to listen to. The story itself isn't amazing (not as gripping as Grisham's other novels) but I enjoyed it well enough.
By Betina on 17-08-17
I have not liserned to John Grisham books for a while. I could not stop liserning! This book was amazing