• The Final Testimony of Raphael Ignatius Phoenix

  • By: Paul Sussman
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 15-12-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (26 ratings)

Summary

Born at the beginning of the 20th century, Raphael Ignatius Phoenix is determined to take his own life as the new millennium begins and he turns 100 years old. But before he ends it all, he wants to get his affairs in order, and that includes making sense of his own life. He decides to write it down, remembering the experiences, the myriad encounters and, of course, the 10 murders he committed along the way.
©2014 The Estate Of Paul Sussman (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
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"More than lives up to its promise... as darkly funny as it is original." ( Mail on Sunday)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jessica H. on 15-07-18

One of the best audiobooks I’ve purchased!

An amazing, unique and darkly hilarious novel. I couldn’t wait to keep listening to it, but didn’t want it to end! The first two thirds were the best, and the ending is a little nuts, but on the whole, it was a delight! :)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Fiona on 12-07-18

What a treat!

This book is just wonderful - an utter treat.

it's the life story of Raphael Ignatius Phoenix, and what a life he had racketing about the world murdering people as he went! It's written with great humour and is just the most fabulous romp. There is something of the flavour of the Flashman books about it - I think because our hero is so terribly frank with his reader - warts and all.
I loved it, I didn't want it to end. It was funny and strangely uplifting for a story of murder!
I can't leave without mentioning the performance - utterly brilliant! Gordon Griffin really brings the text alive.
Highly recommended all round.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Virginia Waldron on 10-04-15

Mesmerizing

I finished this book in a couple of days because I simply could not resist listening to it for hours on end. The story is quirky, fast-moving and grimly droll. To say the story is novel would be an understatement. There was only one episode that I found ghastly beyond belief and I was actually too scared to go to bed and fall asleep as I was too immersed in a grim and wicked set of cruel actions. For the rest of the book, I was amused to the point of laughing out loud. Written in the first person, I was fond of the protagonist from the very beginning despite his proclivities. Absolutely brilliant narration that made a deviously delicious story even more delectable. Such an imaginative and amusing book.

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