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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (432 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen L. Carter Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9780307577443
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Stephen L. Carter’s brilliant debut, The Emperor of Ocean Park, was on the New York Times bestseller list for eleven weeks. 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 captures the listener’s attention right to the end.

In an imposing house in the Colorado Rockies, Jericho Ainsley, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency and a Wall Street titan, lies dying. He summons to his bedside Beck DeForde, the younger woman for whom he threw away his career years ago, miring them both in scandal. Beck believes she is visiting to say farewell. Instead she is drawn into a battle over an explosive secret that foreign governments and powerful corporations alike want to wrest from Jericho before he dies.

An intricate and timely thriller that plumbs the emotional depths of a failed love affair and a family torn apart by mistrust, Jericho’s Fall takes us on a fast-moving journey through the secretive world of intelligence operations and the meltdown of the financial markets. It also creates, in Beck DeForde, an unforgettable heroine for our turbulent age.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Bradford | 2/20/2014

    " I have always enjoyed Stephen L. Carter's books. They are full of surprise twists. He has a great way of putting you in the shoes of the protagonist as they attempt to figure out what is happening, and you feel helpless with them. You also feel victorious with them when they something has been figured out, and then you feel the fall when it's wrong. Enjoyable reads all of them! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike Vaughnwilliams | 2/18/2014

    " I got really sick of the self absorbed woman who tells this story with its "secret", which is supposed to leave you breathless with anticipation but actually puts you in a coma long before the action starts on the last couple of pages. When it finally does, I'm thinking about my laundry, whats for dinner -- anything but this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 2/5/2014

    " Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed in this one. The writing style is nothing like his other books; in this beach novel, it's all about racing through the action, no concern with the character development or eloquent descriptive passages that I like in his other works. Basic story is that a young woman is summoned to an isolated house in Colorado where a former flame is on his deathbed. He was connected with various operations over the years, federal and private, and appears to have some critical information secreted somewhere that everybody wants to get their hands on. She quickly becomes embroiled in the mess, and it takes off from there. It sets a good pace, keeps the interest, has lots of twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laural | 2/4/2014

    " Having read The Emperor of Ocean Park and The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, I had high hopes for this. I've always enjoyed Carter's writing style and pacing (even if he does tend to drag in the middle) and Jericho's Fall was in step with the other novels. It was the easiest to read language-wise being light on the legalese, but the story was difficult to follow at times. I think that's just the nature of spy novels (lots of characters, lots of betrayal) but it doesn't make it any easier. It's not anything I'll be raving about to others for the next month, but it filled my week, so it's worth the three stars I gave it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/3/2014

    " Relatively suspenseful espionage thriller. The book would have been better with more compelling characters and a better ending. The story also seemed full of cliches, but it was still a relatively worthwhile read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 1/31/2014

    " I picked this up as a potential good beach read, but was disappointed. I enjoyed it far less than The Emperor of Ocean Park, New England White, and The Palace Council, all of which had better character development and clearer plot lines. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 1/22/2014

    " This book falls short on character development. Stephen Carter clearly doesn't understand women enough to write about them and how they relate to one another. The book was a fairly quick read, but the ending was very disappointing. I felt like we never got to understand the main character or how/why she ever cared about Jericho in the first place, much less why she was so compelled to return to him for the "death march". Very unrealistic, but someone entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Patterson | 1/13/2014

    " This is a complete departure from Carter's other novels. A much faster read with the plot taking place withing one week. I was disappointed in the ending but I won't spoil it for you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joegjoeg | 12/22/2013

    " Definitely don't agree that this is one of the best espionage stories ever written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 12/10/2013

    " Read at the beach, that's the only excuse for picking this up and continuing to read it. Even for a mystery, it's pretty bad. Story is preposterous and writing is dreadful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 12/1/2013

    " This was a decent espionage book. Bob gave it to me because he's a big fan of the author and I need an airplane book. I easily finished it on my trip but don't know if I would have completed it if I'd had another book to choose from. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 12/1/2013

    " i couldn't believe this was by the same writer that gave us ocean park. i'll still be a fan of his...but be a bit more careful before i pick up his next book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 11/24/2013

    " Nicely plotted and paced, an excellent summer thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 11/19/2013

    " Well written, lots of surprises, great suspense, liked the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janet Aileen | 10/12/2013

    " Slow and boring with lack of compelling story. A book group read I wish I'd skipped. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christian | 8/31/2013

    " Totally lacking in anything like suspense. Writing was rather clunky. Almost nothing happened until the end, with a burst of "surprise" revelations. Read this book only if found in an airport where you are trapped for a long layover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine C. | 6/27/2013

    " Well, another amazing Stephen Carter novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tony | 3/28/2013

    " you have to care about the characters to enjoy the story. All of the characters sucked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzette Salmon | 3/27/2013

    " He really is a curiousity getter. Keeps you guessing right up until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen Flatley | 7/10/2012

    " Only on page 2 but already know this is the most recent great book from Stephen L. Carter. He has been a summer staple since he started writing fiction and this book will not disappoint! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 6/27/2012

    " His attempt at a mystery novel fell flat for me. I've been disappointed by his last two books. Too bad, because his first two were pretty impressive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean Kelly | 5/20/2012

    " So full of suspense I couldn't put it down. Unfortunately, the ending was rather a let down. Still a good read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitzi | 2/5/2012

    " Ok - started off good and then it sort of died! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 11/7/2011

    " I don't think there was a single likeable character in this novel. Not much of a plot, for a "thriller." The audio book reading wasn't very convincing, which led to my disliking the characters even more. Blech. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 9/2/2011

    " Book had potential, never realized. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gerry | 5/22/2011

    " It had some interesting points, but I was disappointed.
    Lots of bad guys or are they? Who is on Rebecca's side and who is out to get her? I'm still confused to tell you the truth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wayne | 3/22/2011

    " Just ok, not great it started out ok then drug on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 3/21/2011

    " I liked The Emperor of Ocean's Park so much that I keep reading Stephen Carter's other books. So far, none of the others ones are really very good at all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Talani | 1/4/2011

    " What a dissapointment. I usually skip the authors that get the front table at the Airport bookstore and now I remember why. The plot development was too slow considering there was nothing else of interest going on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzette | 12/9/2010

    " He really is a curiousity getter. Keeps you guessing right up until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 11/4/2010

    " Relatively suspenseful espionage thriller. The book would have been better with more compelling characters and a better ending. The story also seemed full of cliches, but it was still a relatively worthwhile read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 8/17/2010

    " I picked this up as a potential good beach read, but was disappointed. I enjoyed it far less than The Emperor of Ocean Park, New England White, and The Palace Council, all of which had better character development and clearer plot lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 8/3/2010

    " An interesting, but ultimately disappointing thriller in comparison to Carter's other, more sophisticated titles. Written straight for DVD. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 7/22/2010

    " Well written, interesting characters, but plot was a little unsatisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 7/19/2010

    " I really like Stephen Carter's books. I always learn something. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 7/15/2010

    " Not really into this...although I did like his book "the Emperor of Ocean Park" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 7/6/2010

    " So full of suspense I couldn't put it down. Unfortunately, the ending was rather a let down. Still a good read though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 6/22/2010

    " Reviews on the back of the book described it as "Strong.. Immediate..Masterful","heart-stopping","Intense", and "Riveting." I found it to be slow. I have really enjoyed all of Stephen L. Carter's other novels, but this one is my least favorite. "

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