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The Secret Speech

CD - unabridged
(12 CDs)
Product Number: CX344
Released: 01 Apr, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407435794
Narrator(s): Colin Mace
Publisher: W F Howes
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Soviet Union, 1956: Stalin is dead. With his passing, a violent regime is beginning to fracture - leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. The catalyst comes when a secret manifesto composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant and a murderer. Its promise: The Soviet Union will transform. But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget Stalin's tyranny so easily, that demand revenge of the most appalling nature. Meanwhile, former MGB officer Leo Demidov is facing his own turmoil. The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his involvement in the murder of their parents. They are not alone. Now that the truth is out, Leo, Raisa and their family are in grave danger from someone with a grudge against Leo. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance.

Author(s): Tom Rob Smith
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Original Publish Date: 01 Apr, 2009

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Author(s): Tom Rob Smith
Narrator(s): Colin Mace
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Product Number D423
Released: 01 Jul, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781407438009

Professional reviews

"'... A memorable portrait of post-Stalinist Russia at its dawn.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'It's 1956 and Khrushchev has made his four-hour "secret speech" denigrating Stalin and his KGB agents. Ex-agent Leo Demidov, pursued by his past, is terrified. His daughter is kidnapped and his life becomes a helter-skelter of dangerous escapes. The narration maintains the unsettling menace.' RACHEL REDFORD, THE OBSERVER"

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