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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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Pjk on 12-26-17

you got it wrong

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Reviewed: 11-13-18

I was very disappointed that you got certain plot elements wrong. For instance, Nina does not give the book of gold coins - she receives it; what she gives is the backpack that contains material about Russian leadership useful to the American spymaster. Even Cliffnotes would do better than you!

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  • The Dead Mountaineer's Inn

  • One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre
  • By: Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 824

When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work. He's there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude. But he hadn't counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch, including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Moses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars

  • By Scott George on 05-10-18

deus ex machina SF

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Reviewed: 05-02-18

come on a mystery that turns into a science fiction story at the end just to solve the mystery that's deus ex machina and a totally unsatisfactory ending to an interesting book all the way to that point