We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Emperor of Ocean Park | [Stephen L. Carter]

The Emperor of Ocean Park

Set in the era of the Nixon and Reagan presidencies, this novel examines the American conscience while inviting us into the glittering world of the East Coast legal community. Stephen L. Carter's book follows black Ivy League law professor Talcott Garland as he investigates the death of his father, Judge Oliver Garland, the eponymous "Emperor."
Regular Price:$54.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Set in the era of the Nixon and Reagan presidencies, this novel examines the American conscience while inviting us into the glittering world of the East Coast legal community. Stephen L. Carter's book follows black Ivy League law professor Talcott Garland as he investigates the death of his father, Judge Oliver Garland, the eponymous "Emperor."

When Judge Garland received a Supreme Court nomination, a nationally televised humiliation forced his withdrawal, a scandal from which he never recovered. Now his sudden death hints at an even more terrible scandal that links this privileged Martha's Vineyard family to the shadowlands of crime. To follow the clues left by his father, Tal risks everything, and uncovers a tapestry of ambition, family secrets, and justice gone terribly wrong.

©2002 Stephen L. Carter; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A thrilling read, driven by a cocktail of plot and character." (The Observer)
"An elegantly nuanced novel, with finely drawn characters, a challenging plot, and perfect pacing." (Booklist)
"[A] complex literary thriller. Carter deftly weaves together several strands, from the relationships of father and sons and husbands and wives to the politics of the Nixon and Reagan eras." (Bookpage)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.7 (75 )
5 star
 (26)
4 star
 (23)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (8)
Overall
3.8 (24 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.7 (22 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Joe Denver, CO, USA 10-31-07
    Joe Denver, CO, USA 10-31-07 Member Since 2004
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    Overall
    "Awful"

    Everything about this was awful. From plot to character development to the poor reading. The reader had a hard time giving voice to different characters. Too many were stereotypical sounding with out regard to race, education, life experience, etc. I was very disappointed to say the least. I stuck it out to the end because I always like to finish what I've started to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Evelyn Bethlehem, PA 18018, PA, USA 08-25-04
    Evelyn Bethlehem, PA 18018, PA, USA 08-25-04
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Slow thriller"

    Take for ever for the writer to develop the trama. I lot of words without meaning. Boring!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Suzanne Elkridge, MD, USA 05-10-04
    Suzanne Elkridge, MD, USA 05-10-04
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Great Read"

    Got off to a slow start but quickly hooked me in.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 11-13 of 13 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.