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  • Back Channel | Stephen L. Carter

    Back Channel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    October, 1962, in Cuba: Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And, in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen - a 19-year-old Cornell sophomore - is swept up in a bizarre concatenation of circumstances that will make of her the back-channel liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy.

    Mark says: "GREAT spy thriller!"
  • New England White: A Novel | Stephen L. Carter

    New England White: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    In the New England university town of Elm Harbor, a murder begins to crack the veneer that has hidden the racial complications of the town's past, the secrets of a prominent family, and the most hidden bastions of African-American political influence. At the center is Lemaster Carlyle, the university president, and his wife, Julia Carlyle, a deputy dean at the divinity school - African Americans living in "the heart of whiteness".

    Joanna says: "perfect marraige of writing and narration"
  • The Emperor of Ocean Park | Stephen L. Carter

    The Emperor of Ocean Park

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Richard Allen
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    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."

    Maria says: "Not a bad book but where was the editor?"
  • The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln | Stephen L. Carter

    The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
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    Stephen L. Carter’s thrilling new novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial.... Twenty-one-year-old Abigail Canner is a young black woman with a degree from Oberlin and a letter of employment from the law firm that has undertaken Lincoln’s defense....

    Doug says: "Worth It For Serious Readers"
  • The Emperor of Ocean Park | Stephen L. Carter

    The Emperor of Ocean Park

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    An extraordinary fiction debut: a large, stirring novel of suspense that is, at the same time, a work of brilliantly astute social observation. Publishers Weekly predicts this "will be the talk of the political in-crowd this summer," and Booklist's starred review calls it "a roman à clef with fascinating insights into the behind-the-scenes machinations of racial and power politics." Don't miss this one!

    Mark says: "An Extradordinary Story"
  • Palace Council | Stephen L. Carter

    Palace Council

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
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    In the summer of 1952, 20 prominent men gather at a secret meeting on Martha's Vineyard and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, the body of one of these men is found by Eddie Wesley, Harlem's rising literary star. When Eddie's younger sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into what becomes a 20-year search for the truth.

    Anders says: "A Great Read!"
  • Palace Council | Stephen L. Carter

    Palace Council

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Dominic Hoffman
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    In the summer of 1952, 20 prominent men gather at a secret meeting on Martha's Vineyard and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, the body of one of these men is found by Eddie Wesley, Harlem's rising literary star. When Eddie's younger sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into what becomes a 20-year search for the truth.

  • Jericho's Fall | Stephen L. Carter

    Jericho's Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    Stephen L. Carter's brilliant debut, The Emperor of Ocean Park, spent 11 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Now, in Jericho's Fall, Carter turns his formidable talents to the shadowy world of spies, official secrecy, and financial fraud in a thriller that rivets the reader's attention until the very last page.

    Tobi says: "Terrible, terrible"
  • New England White: A Novel | Stephen L. Carter

    New England White: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    In the New England university town of Elm Harbor, a murder begins to crack the veneer that has hidden the racial complications of the town's past, the secrets of a prominent family, and the most hidden bastions of African-American political influence. At the center is Lemaster Carlyle, the university president, and his wife, Julia Carlyle, a deputy dean at the divinity school - African Americans living in "the heart of whiteness".

    Gabriel says: "confusing at best"
  • The New Yorker Festival - Religion and Politics: Separate but Equal? | Stephen L. Carter,Roberta Combs,Susan Jacoby,Jim Towey

    The New Yorker Festival - Religion and Politics: Separate but Equal?

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter, Roberta Combs, Susan Jacoby, and others
    • Narrated By Peter J. Boyer
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    Peter J. Boyer, moderator. With Stephen L. Carter, Roberta Combs, Susan Jacoby, and Jim Towey. Peter J. Boyer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. Stephen L. Carter is a law professor at Yale University. He is the author of seven books on law, ethics, and politics.

  • The New Yorker (July 2, 2007) | George Packer,John Cassidy,Jack Handey,Ken Auletta,Joyce Carol Oates,Stephen L. Carter,Sasha Frere-Jones,David Denby

    The New Yorker (July 2, 2007)

    • Abridged/Unabridged (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By George Packer, John Cassidy, Jack Handey, and others
    • Narrated By Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard
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    "Mr. Independent" by George Packer; "Hedge Clipping" by John Cassidy;"My Nature Documentary" by Jack Handey; "Promises, Promises" by Ken Auletta; "His Dark Materials" by Joyce Carol Oates; "Unbound" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Do No Harm" by David Denby.

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