Great Mystery With Lots Of Historic Value
This was a great book taking place in pre and post WWII Soviet Russia. I knew of the Stalin purges, but had no idea how tense everyday life was not knowing if you were the next one to be put to death or sent to the gulag for essentially nothing, but the "Greater Good" of the Soviet peoples. I am not sure what scared me most, the serial killer or the Soviet MGB. It's a wonder people could function as well as they did under the terror of the Stalin regime. Very scary book....!!! A must read for historians.
I HAVE LISTENED TO 5 OF THE 9 BOOKS, AND FOUND THIS ONE A BIT HARD TO FOLLOW. UNFORTUNATELY THE AUTHOR USES SEVERAL NAMES OR NICKNAMES FOR THE SAME PERSON WHICH FOR THE MOST PART WITH THE REGULAR CHARACTERS I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FOLLOW, BUT THIS ONE LOST ME.
I DO LIKE THE SERIES A LOT, AND REALLY ENJOY THE NARRATOR.
I like watching John Lithgow in movies and TV shows, but was very bored with the story and could not finish it. Sorry.....
I REALLY LIKED THIS A LOT - GREAT AUDIOBOOK
Kevin Pollak is dead on with his impressions. Very goos story -- Very enjoyable listen.
I LIKED IT -- INTERESTING CHARACTER
I had no idea who Phil Spector was until the trial started on TV. Very good history -- Sad chain of events.
Unless there is a follow-up to this book -- I Felt Cheated at the End. It seemed like a really good book, things were going well, then it just ended abruptly. I felt cheated and somewhat violated. Just another chapter or two could have ended it nicely. Perhaps there is another book coming, otherwise I feel there was NO closure. I can't sleep at night now, I am not eating well, I can't perform in the bedroom any longer, I feel cheated after giving it so much.
This would make a good movie - Excellent Book
I really enjoyed this book. Well worth a listen.
This book was enjoyable especially having lived in the Boston area it was interesting to understand Massachusetts law to a certain degree. The narrator did a nice job and should be considered for future books.
Loved it ---- Excellent History Lesson
I am new to this series and have listened to this and the pre-Dallas JFK Chicago assassination plot "Target Lancer".
Great history lessons. I sit there and listen while punching in names and events into my Google search for more detail. I plan on listening to the whole series.
IT'S A NICE COMFORTABLE LISTEN WITH LOTS OF HISTORIC VALUE. I ALWAYS ENJOY CLIVE C.'S BOOKS AND LOVE SCOTT BRICK READING THEM.
I SEE A MOVIE IN THIS BOOK'S FUTURE
OVERALL I LIKED IT EXCEPT FOR SEVERAL VOICES OF CERTAIN CHARACTERS WHICH SOUNDED LIKE BURT LANCASTER, JOHN WAYNE, JIMMY STEWART, AND JOHN HOUSEMAN. I AM NOT SURE IF THIS WAS DONE ON PURPOSE, OR AS SOME SORT OF CLEVERNESS BY THE NARRATOR, CRAID WASSON. I DID NOT CARE FOR IT EVEN THOUGH THE VOICES WERE DONE VERY WELL.
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