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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (54,759 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Henry Leyva Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 and too fast for too long. His second marriage in a shambles, and he’s 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Entertaining.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • An entertaining page-turner...his best novel in years. USA Today
  • A compulsory page-turner. Newsweek
  • Entertaining. The New York Times Book Review
  • Absorbing...the pages fly by. Chicago Tribune
  • “An irresistible premise that Grisham, as usual, brings to life with engagingly crooked characters and juicy legal twists.”


  • “Full of drama and fast-paced adventure. You can’t put it down.”


  • “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.”


  • “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

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wesley | 1/30/2014

    " This book is highly misinterpreted. The beginning sets the entire book.It's also not what the entire book is, there is a lot of adventure in this book, you wouldn't think it but there is and it's my second favorite Grisham novel, The Street Lawyer being first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elisa | 1/27/2014

    " A cool book. Loved the protagonist. Loved the connections to Heart of Darkness (I wouldn't have thought of that, but it was on the back cover in big bold letters). Made me consider how much emphasis money has in my life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Christa | 1/12/2014

    " This book wasn't great even by Grisham standards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lolliepop | 12/26/2013

    " hah~i would like to give it 5 stars, but the death of Rachel change my mind!!*lol* sorry, but i cant stand ending like that! "

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