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  • Summary, Analysis & Review of Amor Towles's A Gentleman in Moscow by Instaread

  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is the story of a Russian aristocrat-turned-waiter who lives 32 years of his life under house arrest at the Hotel Metropol in Moscow. Set in post-revolutionary Russia, the novel follows its protagonist, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, as he develops new friendships, family, and loves, all while confined within the walls of the Metropol.

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  • What about?...<br />

  • By Pjk on 12-26-17

What about?...<br />

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Reviewed: 12-26-17

I have now listened to A Gentleman in Moscow twice and suspect I will revisit it again and again in the future. This review and analysis was good but I don't believe he and I viewed the protagonist in the same way. Although we both saw the good in him, I saw him as one who had learned young to except his surroundings...before and after the revolution. He is gifted in his ability to make friends- Mishka during University years, his handler at the Metropole, etc. etc. The revolution did not change him. He is the adaptable to life and thus is free.

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