The Emperor of Ocean Park

The Emperor of Ocean Park

Audiobook CD - 2002
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The complex story of the family of a prominent judge with links to crime. The novel is set amongst the African American society of the eastern seaboard and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school.
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, [2002]
Edition: CD edition B-O-T library edition.
Copyright Date: ℗2002
ISBN: 9780736686464
0736686460
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 20 audio discs (approximately 9406 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Allen, Richard James 1960-

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susanchyn
Aug 22, 2015

This is a "thinking-person's" book-- part thriller, part social commentary.

The secrets about "the Emperor" are sought by almost everyone in the tale, not the least by the second (and less favorite) son Talcott.

The plotting and characterization is top-notch; the audio is perfectly executed.

The only criticism I can identify is that the ending is a bit protracted. I suspect the author was reluctant to part with the incredible world he had spent so much time creating.

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