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  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

  • The Surreal Heart of the New Russia
  • By: Peter Pomerantsev
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell's Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the glittering, surreal heart of 21st-century Russia. It is a world erupting with new money and new power, changing so fast it breaks all sense of reality, home to a form of dictatorship far subtler than 20th century strains, that is rapidly rising to challenge the West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Elle Kay on 11-25-16

really enlightening and scary

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-17

It is an excellent telling of how media and politics interact and then how money gets involved. really makes one think about why we believe what we believe.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,766

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

an enlightening listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-16

a well written, account of a side of life many are not exposed to and a perspective that can be hard to understand at times. Does a fantastic job of illuminating one of the less understood corners of modern western life.