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Stone's Fall - A Novel

Iain Pears

A return to the form that launched Iain Pears onto bestseller 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 bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Pears tells the story of John Stone, financier and arms dealer, a man so wealthy that in the years before World War One 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 twentieth century's arms race. Like Fingerpost, Stone'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. From the Compact Disc edition.

A return to the form that launched Iain Pears onto bestseller 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 bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Pears tells the story of John Stone, financier and arms dealer, a man so wealthy that in the years before World War One 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 twentieth century's arms race. Like Fingerpost, Stone'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. From the Compact Disc edition.
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A return to the form that launched Iain Pears onto bestseller 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 bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Pears tells the story of John Stone, financier and arms dealer, a man so wealthy that in the years before World War One 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 twentieth century's arms race. Like Fingerpost, Stone'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. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Roy Dotrice, John Lee, Simon Vance

Length:

24h 15m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:52


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:13


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:20


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:09


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:23


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:59


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:44


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:19


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:06


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:45


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:55


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:38


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:59


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:22


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:37


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:57


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:46


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:11


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:21


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:02


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:29


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:12


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:49


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:20


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:02


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:37


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:47


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:45


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:20


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:56


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:54


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:02


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:07


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:53


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:49


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:52


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:55


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:00


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:33


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:35


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:32


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:06


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:03


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:26


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:41


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:02


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:35


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:00


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:55


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:03


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:56


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:59


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:20


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:27


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:50


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:52


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:47


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:49


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:19


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:20


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:14


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:37


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:25


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:50


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:17


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:56


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:52


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:51


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:36


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:40


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:33


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:58


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:05


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:42


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:46


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:53


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:40


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:29


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:15


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:47


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:17


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:24


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:39


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:22


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:21


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:39


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:02


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:35


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:34


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

08:01


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:23


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:16


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:52


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:58


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

07:38


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:28


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:39


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:34


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:24


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:32


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:43


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

07:08


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:50


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:28


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

08:03


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:46


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:02


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

06:05


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:02


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:10


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:16


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

06:02


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:17


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

05:39


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:40


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:48

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