The Doggie Nanny
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- A History
- By: Anne Applebaum
- Narrated by: Laural Merlington
- Length: 27 hrs and 41 mins
The Gulag - a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners - was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. In this magisterial and acclaimed history, Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag, from its origins in the Russian Revolution, through its expansion under Stalin, to its collapse in the era of glasnost.
Nice compliment to Solzhenitsyn
- By Thucydides on 08-03-17
Compelling history of Soviet oppression
Would you consider the audio edition of Gulag to be better than the print version?
I am enjoying listening to the book-- however the narrator's pronunciation of Russian places and names drives me crazy! I find her rendition of Russian words very distracting in that it is so deliberate, and stilted. I can't stand it.
The story however is very compelling-- a history of Soviet cruelty that the west is woefully unaware of. With recent news events in Ukraine, this book is very revealing and helpful in understanding just why the people of the former Soviet Union do not want to go back under the control of the Russian communist regime.
What did you like best about this story?
A overview of the gulag system in the former Soviet Union.
Any additional comments?
The reader does a fine job-- except with Russian language words. You will see what I mean!
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