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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,813 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iain Pears Narrator: Roy Dotrice, John Lee, Simon Vanc Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A return to the form that launched Iain Pears onto best-seller lists around the world: a vast historical mystery, marvelous in its ambition and ingenius in its complexity.

In his most dazzling novel since the groundbreaking New York Times best seller An Instance of the Fingerpost, lain Pears tells the story of John Stone, financier and arms dealer, a man so wealthy that in the years before World War I he was able to manipulate markets, industries, and indeed entire countries and continents.

A panoramic novel with a riveting mystery at its heart, Stone's Fall is a quest to discover how and why John Stone dies, falling out of a window at his London home.

Chronologically, it moves backwards from London in 1909 to Paris in 1890, and finally to Venice in 1867 and in the process the quest to uncover the truth plays out against the backdrop of the evolution of high-stakes international finance, Europe's first great age of espionage, and the start of the 20th century's arms race.

Like FingerpostStone's Fall is an intricately plotted and richly satisfying puzzle, an erudite work of history and fiction that feels utterly true and oddly timely and marks the triumphant return of one of the world's great storytellers.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Claire Haeg | 2/19/2014

    " Rivaling AS Byatt's "Still Life" as one of the best books I've read this year. This is a lengthy tome, well plotted and well written. You can't ask for more than that! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beve | 1/8/2014

    " Although an interesting read, the author goes about telling the story in a roundabout way which cause tedium--some parts a reveting and others not. The ending is quite a surprise! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mariann | 12/20/2013

    " Intricate plot, interesting characters. A little too complicated, but it kept me reading to the very end. Not predictable at all. If you like mysteries, this is one with an economic/financial espionnage slant. Kind of reminded me of the Olin Steinhauer book I read recently. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tim | 12/10/2013

    " Unless highly interesting and this is not. Unless done properly and this is not. Moving a story backwards in time is not beneficial for action seekers. 2 of 10 stars "

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