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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 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

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

Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-17

An interesting way to tell the story of the rapid changes (and their impact) in Russia.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pacific Rims

  • By: Rafe Bartholomew
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

A young man's journey through the Philippines' most unlikely obsession: Basketball. In Pacific Rims, Rafe Bartholemew, journalist, New Yorker, and veteran baller, ventures through the Philippines to investigate the country's love of basketball. From street corners where diehards fashion hoops out of old car parts to the professional league where politicians exploit team loyalties to win elections, Pacific Rims gets the story - and gets in the game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By cl on 08-02-15

Fun!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-15

Well written by a guy who knoww hoops and has the talent to make cultural observations. Great book.