I've never read the print version, but my guess would be - YES!
Colman (the blond one of the pair)
I'm not the most fluent of people, but I'd recommend this book very highly. It's packed with adventure and the characters are so well drawn that you feel like you know them and are routing for them (and against their many enemies). The language and behavior of the characters are a little vulgar in places, but it's not the least bit gratuitous.
The story built without giving away too much too soon, and Lev's experiences and thoughts seemed to be authentic for a "boy" his age.
I liked the relationship between Lev and Coalia(?) despite their differences in personality
His voice was great and he didn't try to "act" the story. The emphasis was appropriate to the situations and didn't stand out above the story
Lev. Just to watch him enjoy the food and listen to more stories.
Tedious and emotionally distant narrative from David Benioff. Not a Go-To author for me. The reader was competent. Perhaps even excellent. The narrative did not allow for a more emotionally engaging style.
From the opening moments of City of Thieves I was instantly hooked. I loved the two main characters (Lev & Kolya) and the different places they were in their young lives. Set in Russia during WWII this book is so different than any other I had ever read before.
The story does take some predictable turns towards the end but all in all I really enjoyed the book. Not to mention the stellar narration by Ron Perlman who really needs to do more narration.
The more you love books... the more books you love!
What a fantastic story! I was completely transported into wartime Russia. The characters were very likeable. The story was well written and wrapped up nicely, but I wish it were longer because I didn't want it to end!
Say something about yourself!
This is not the sort of book I would have picked on my own, but I am so glad I gave it a try after the rave reviews on Audible. Fantastic narration, compelling story despite its brutal nature. Highly recommended.
The escape fight while he was playing chess
Love R.P.he makes you feel with his reading that you are part of the book definitely shows emotion in his narrations
Laughed at the B.M. thing and hiney shot but was sad about the demise a bummer there!
Absolutely! Intensity with the right about of humor - Ron Perlman captures perfectly.
Although I did not want the book to end, loved the very ending.
Yes - he captured the voices perfectly in an entertaining way.
A great buddy comedy/tragedy
Middle. It's good. Not great, amazing or breathtaking... but a good, interesting listen.
That would be a spoiler to anyone who might read this before listening to the book.
This is my first time with Mr. Perlman. He did a good job.
No... too long.
Ron has a nice melodious voice. Sometimes he can be a bit soporific. But otherwise a good story, interesting details, mostly believable. One plot point was a bit annoying and I question the authors use of it.
This book was amazing. It will transport you to another place and time. The narration and the story were top notch! Don't miss it!