1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Death of a Dissident  By  cover art

Death of a Dissident

By: Alex Goldfarb,Marina Litvinenko
Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $14.51

Buy for $14.51

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The November 2006 assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander "Sasha" Litvinenko, who was poisoned by the rare radioactive element polonium, caused an international sensation. Within a few short weeks, the fit 43-year-old lay gaunt, bald, and dying in a hospital, the victim of a "tiny nuclear bomb". Suspicions swirled around Russia's FSB, the successor to the KGB, and the Putin regime. Traces of polonium radiation were found in Germany and on certain airplanes, suggesting a travel route from Russia for the carriers of the fatal poison. But what really happened? What did Litvinenko know? And why was he killed?

The full story of Sasha Litvinenko's life and death is one that the Kremlin does not want told. His closest friend, Alex Goldfarb, and his widow, Marina, are the only two people who can tell it all, from firsthand knowledge. With dramatic scenes from Moscow to London to Washington, Death of a Dissident reads like a political thriller, yet its story is more fantastic and frightening than any novel.

Death of a Dissident opens a window into the dark heart of the Putin Kremlin. With its strong-arm tactics, tight control over the media, and penetration of all levels of government, the old KGB is back with a vengeance. Sasha Litvinenko dedicated his life to exposing this truth. It took his diabolical murder for the world to listen.

©2007 Alex Goldfarb and Marina Litvinenko. All rights reserved (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

What listeners say about Death of a Dissident

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    31
  • 4 Stars
    19
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    25
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very interesting and scary...

Any additional comments?

Putin is a dangerous man, beyond what most people understand of know. A must read given today's political environment.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The Dissident

This is one of the best books I have ever read.Putin has been in power since the 90’s and up until his war crimes in Ukraine he has proven that he’s a cold blooded murderer. From mafia style assassinations to biological and chemical weapons he used then all. Some on his own people.

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

Not looking hard enough at who

Overall enjoyed reading this book and remember when the story was on the news. Overall, Litvinenko was a target since Turkey in 1993 is my feeling talking to US consulate was why. 1993 was a time where Russia had problems with KGB and GRU exchanges and turn coating. The father and daughter in park in UK would be another example, of the idea that Russia has “everyone is a trader to London”. As for Litvinenko look no further then 1993; Palmetto Luxury hotel deal in Greece; Yuri & Artyom Chaika into Kavtun at orders of Putin as an explanation. It would have taken that long to get “Tang”tasting tea.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Myrth Russell
  • Myrth Russell
  • 07-13-21

The pictures of the dying Litvinenko will never be forgotten.

A riveting insight to Russia’s systems of politics. Very well read in a pleasant low voice and at a good speed. Is this a fair expose of Putin? Being a Westerner I am inclined to believe it, and it is rather alarming.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Monika Hartmann
  • Monika Hartmann
  • 08-19-19

Such a fascinating story and very scary as well.

Wery well written and read. Kept us captivated on our long car journey. So interesting and worrying at the same time

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shawn Pickard
  • Shawn Pickard
  • 07-31-18

Could have been longer.

I thought it was a good story. It could have been longer and more detailed, but I guess it was as concise as possible.