Testimony

A Novel
By Anita Shreve (Audiobook, 2008)
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.

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.

Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of fourteen novels, including Body Surfing, The 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.


  • Testimony

  • PRAISE FOR BODY SURFING:

    "Shreve writes crisp, evocative sentences that can pierce like shards of fine glass." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "A thoughtful, tightly woven meditation on marriage and mortality, family devotion and dysfunction, with subtle, skillful segues into class and religion.. . . Anyone who has spent an August on the New England shore will recognize Shreve's depictions of starched Yankee decorum, of old money and of new money trying desperately to look old, and of drafty old cottages groaning under the weight of generations of family stories and strife." (USA Today).

  • "A rare and beautiful recounting of the miracle of healing for a family wounded by catastrophic losses who manages to overcome and go forward, sometimes in uncharted and completely unexpected ways.... One can literally feel the bone-chilling cold weather and their struggles through the deep snowdrifts as the beautifully developed characters create an experience that leaves the listener feeling privileged to have met such complex and wonderful people and shared their triumphs of spirit." (For LIGHT ON SNOW) (AudioFile Magazine).

  • "Shreve writes with masterful description and is capable of taking the listener back in time." (For ALL HE EVER WANTED) (AudioFile Magazine).

  • "Once again Anita Shreve . . . delivers an elegant novel with betrayal at its core. . . . An often lovely read." (New York Daily News).

  • "A fine example of how audio can occasionally transcend print..."

  • (Library Journal).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

Testimony
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $39.98 US/$43.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 450
  • ISBN-13: 9781600244049
  • On Sale Date: 10/21/2008
Testimony