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!
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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!
In a heartbeat! Ron Perlman is an amazing narrator. I could not stop listening. He needs to narrate more books.
When Kolya finally gets his shit. Yes, you read that right.
The final one. Which I won't spoil for you.
From the writer of the 25th Hour, a new movie ...
If I ever feel sorry for myself, I'll just remember library candy.
Interesting insight into WWII St. Petersburg,
The characters were develope very fast.
The ending of the book was very well done.