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Ira

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  • Breaking Stalin's Nose

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Eugene Yelchin
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Celebrated artist and author Eugene Yelchin drew on his own experience growing up in Soviet Russia to pen this Newbery Honor Book. Breaking Stalin’s Nose follows 10-year-old Sasha Zaichik, who wants nothing more than to be a Young Pioneer in Stalin’s Communist Party. But when his father, a member of the State Security police, is arrested the night before the Young Pioneer ceremony, Sasha is left to re-evaluate everything he’s been taught about Stalin and what it truly means to be a good comrade.

    Ira says: "Compelling! Frightening!"
    "Compelling! Frightening!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Breaking Stalin's Nose the most enjoyable?

    The story is horrifying, so I'm not sure that "enjoyable" is the right word to describe it. I would say that experiencing the hell, that was Stalin's Soviet Union, through the slowly evolving perspective of a 10 year old boy, is both riveting and frightening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was immensely impressed by the relentless, unsentimental way that the story unfolds.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Turetsky – was your favorite?

    The main character, without question.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found this book to be absolutely gut wrenching. It's impossible to listen to it, without being affected.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a very powerful book. It should completely dispel any "romantic" notions that anyone might have, about what life under Stalin was like.

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