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, 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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Narrator's delivery far too dramatic - every sentence. I don't think it's delberate, I think it's just the way he speaks, but it's tiresome. Would avoid him in future.
Yet another book about testementary wills - the last 3 Grisham books I've read have been testementary wills. TIme for a topic change. THat aside, it was a good story, with a few holes, but worth the read (I'd read rather than listen because th enarrator is really irritating).
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)
Nate O'Riley. So flawed but honest. But that is not to minimise the many larger than life characters filling this story
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.
It has of sadness, humour and hope.
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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