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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (54,760 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged 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

  • 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
  • “Entertaining.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An irresistible premise that Grisham, as usual, brings to life with engagingly crooked characters and juicy legal twists.”


  • “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.”


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


  • “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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by michellev | 8/12/2016

    " Great story. However, the narrator sounds like Mr. Burns from The Simpsons. That took a lot away from the story, as all I could see was a mean, old, bald man. Five stars for the storyline. Two stars for the reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Wildcats40 | 2/17/2014

    " Story of a rich man who kills himself and a recovering alcholic who goes to find a missionary to give her the inheritance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Renée | 2/13/2014

    " There was something about this book that really touched me. Can't put my finger on it but unlike most of the characters of J. Grisham's work, I wanted this one to win & that's a stretch b/c I'm usually not the rainbows & satchels of gold, all is right in the world now, happy ending book lover. "

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

    " I like a John Grisham book every now and then - just for fun. I enjoyed the storyline; Grisham has a knack for pulling the reader in immediately. "

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