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    • The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Stephen L. Carter delves into his past and retrieves the inspiring story of his grandmother’s life. She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s - and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected 20 lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male. 

    • The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 10-09-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth It For Serious Readers

    • By Doug on 07-16-12

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Emperor of Ocean Park

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 26 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    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."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a bad book but where was the editor?

    • By Maria on 04-23-04

    Regular price: $54.60

    • New England White

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Uninspiring

    • By Tom Ross on 09-24-08

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Jericho's Fall

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible, terrible

    • By Tobi on 11-22-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Palace Council

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read!

    • By Anders on 02-25-13

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Back Channel

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT spy thriller!

    • By Mark on 12-04-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The New Yorker Festival - Religion and Politics

    • Separate but Equal?
    • By: Stephen L. Carter, Roberta Combs, Susan Jacoby, and others
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Boyer
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Emperor of Ocean Park

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Extradordinary Story

    • By Mark on 06-22-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • New England White

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • confusing at best

    • By Gabriel on 12-09-07

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The New Yorker (July 2, 2007)

    • By: George Packer, John Cassidy, Jack Handey, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Palace Council

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $23.93