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  • The Secret Speech

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tom Rob Smith
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (192)

    It is 1956. Three years ago, Leo Demidov moved on from his career as a member of the state security force. As an MGB officer, Leo had been responsible for untold numbers of arrests and interrogations. But as a reward for his heroic service in stopping a killer who had terrorized citizens throughout the country, Leo was granted the authority to establish and run a homicide department in Moscow. Now, he strives to see justice done on behalf of murder victims in the Soviet capital.

    Galadriel says: "Love this author"
    "NIcely tied into real events"
    Overall

    The author did his research and tied this work of fiction relatively well into historically significant events, like Kruschev's "Secret Speech" of 1956 and into the Hungarian Revolution of the same year. I didn't know about these historical events until I listened to the book, and did a bit of research afterwards. I feel both entertained and feel like I learned something - I am left impressed with this piece of historical fiction.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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