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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,220 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anita Shreve Narrator: Robert Petkoff, Eve Bianco, Ellen Arche Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices - those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal - that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in Testimony a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Johari | 2/10/2014

    " I have a soft spot for Anita Shreve. She writes about small-town life in New England, which always strikes an emotional chord with me (having grown up in small-town New England). This book is incredibly entertaining. Different characters narrate different chapters, and together you find out the details and fallout of a sex scandal at an elite boarding school. Some of the voices rang more true than others. In particular, I wasn't crazy about the portions of the story narrated by the freshman girl involved in the scandal; I thought they were overly dramatic. But overall I enjoyed this. it's a fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brogan Pierce | 2/5/2014

    " It took me a while to get into this book, but my God was it worth it. While pretty graphic in parts, it was very well written and the twists and turns in the story are wonderful. It does get very (VERY) confusing at parts due to the non-linear (non-chronological?) narrative but once you can get past that, it is a very clever butterfly-effect tale of how simple events can have such huge and devastating consequences. This book will take you through a roller coaster of emotions, from anger and hatred to sympathy and huge sadness. At one point, I buried my head in the pillow and cried. And cried. And cried. A fantastic book and one you will definitely want to talk about afterwards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sally45 | 2/5/2014

    " I read this book for a bookclub otherwise I may not have bothered to read another Anita Shreve. I had previously read the Pilot's Wife and was disappointed with the end. The first chapter of Testimonry really grabbed my attention, a real page turner. It introduced the "scandal" in graphic detail. From there on each chapter gave each person's account of their part in the story. I liked the style of writing and getting each person's story and how the scandal in most cases changed their lives. Have to say it kept me hooked to the end and I did feel so much sympathy for the victims in this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steven Salaita | 1/31/2014

    " This book is pretty ridiculous, but fun reading. It's sort of like a Lifetime movie in the form of a novel. Definitely NOT recommended for book clubs, classrooms, or the classics shelf. But definitely recommended for crappers, airplanes, and palapas. "

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About the Author
Author Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, including Rescue; A Change in AltitudeTestimonyThe Pilot’s Wife, which was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England’s Orange Prize. She lives in Massachusetts.