Erast Fandorin
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(3.8 based on 439 ratings)
  • 1

    The Winter Queen: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Boris Akunin
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in the Alexander Gardens in front of a promenading public? Perhaps it might be the ennui and decadence so popular in France and now migrating over to the upper classes of Russia. The chief of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Moscow Police certainly thinks so, and paradoxically puts his newest recruit, Erast Fandorin, on the case.

    Svetlana says: "Sometime after Anna Korenina"
    Sometime after Anna Korenina

    I have read this book in Russian, watch the Russian movie, and now listened to it in English. I am very impressed with the translation, and with the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 24 2004 by Svetlana (OR, United States)
  • 2

    The Turkish Gambit

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Boris Akunin
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    It is 1877, and war has broken out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The Bulgarian front resounds with the thunder of cavalry charges, the roar of artillery, and the clash of steel on steel during the world's last great horse-and-cannon conflict. Amid the treacherous atmosphere of a 19th-century Russian field army, former diplomat and detective extraordinaire Erast Fandorin finds his most confounding case.

    Svetlana says: "Third Book of Erast Fandorin Series"
    Third Book of Erast Fandorin Series

    This book is the third in the Fandorin Series. This series is quite remarkable, in sense that Akunin tries different styles of a mystery in each part:..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2006 by Svetlana (OR, United States)
  • 3

    Murder on the Leviathan

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Boris Akunin
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (28)

    Paris, 1878: Eccentric antiquarian Lord Littleby and his ten servants are found murdered in Littleby's mansion on the rue de Grenelle, and a priceless Indian shawl is missing. Police commissioner "Papa" Gauche recovers only one piece of evidence from the crime scene: a golden key shaped like a whale. Gauche soon deduces that the key is in fact a ticket of passage for the Leviathan, a gigantic steamship soon to depart Southampton on its maiden voyage to Calcutta. The murderer must be among its passengers.

    Svetlana says: "The Second Book About Fandorin"
    The Second Book About Fandorin

    After his adventures described in "the Winter Queen," young Russian diplomat travels to Japan on board of Leviathan, where a series of unfortunate and..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 23 2004 by Svetlana (OR, United States)
  • 4

    The Death of Achilles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Boris Akunin
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    In 1882, after six years of foreign travel and adventure, renowned diplomat and detective Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow in the heart of Mother Russia. His Moscow homecoming is anything but peaceful. In the hotel where he and his loyal if impertinent manservant Masa are staying, Fandorin's old war-hero friend General Michel Sobolev ("Achilles" to the crowd) has been found dead, felled in his armchair by an apparent heart attack.

    Angus Davis says: "Genuine Mystery"
    Genuine Mystery

    Excellent central characters. PartII is astonishingly well managed.

    Reviewed on May 04 2007 by Angus Davis (Northeast USA)