I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
Tho a slower starter than the Broker, once you get past the whining, spoiled children and into the rich narrative of Nate's journey the book unfolds like an old friend. The characters are real and engaging. The plot takes subtle turns that keep you interested, while gently evolving the story to a realistic, satisfying ending. If you want fast action, look elsewhere. If you want a page turner that carries you to the end, this is a great way to pass the hours.
I listened every minute I got away from kids, work... I have no real time for reading books, since I am working at day time and a busy mom during the evening. Everytime I put my older daughter to sleep, I sneak in my little RIO and listen until I fall asleep in her bed. Probably took me longer to read than an average person, but I did it and loved it. Now my husband is hooked on in. I loved, Frank Muller, of corse, probably the best so far I've heard. And The Testament, is very different from all the books I'veread and that JG wrote. I felt, at times that I was there with the character in the middle of nowhere, all real and... in short GREAT BOOK
This was a good companion for my commute. I enjoyed the detailed character descriptions. However, the book never really took off. At the end, I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more to the story. Some interesting plot twists or something. I would give this book a 3.5.
Grisham is at his best! Thoroughly developed charcters and plot that takes you from the hustle and bustle of the United States to the jungles of South America. A true must-hear.
An excellent story and very gripping. I enjoyed the suspense and the adventure. John Grisham excels in weaving the story around the legalese. Faith gets a new meaning after reading/listening to this book. The naraater did a very good job. The narration was quite dramatic and thoroughly enjoyable. This book is worth every cent you paid.
The Testament made my 2-hour round trip commute fly by. I found myself actually looking forward to getting in the car to continue listening. Very entertaining!
While this book was a little longer than it needed to be, it was still a great story and very intriguing. I've recommended it to friends because I enjoyed it so much. The narrator takes a little getting used to, but he's OK after awhile.