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Gorky Park

The Arkady Renko Novels, Book 1
Narrated by: Henry Strozier
Series: Arkady Renko Series, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
4 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Three bodies found frozen in the snow. And the hunt for the killer begins...

A triple murder in Moscow’s famous Gorky Park amusement centre rocks the capital - three corpses found in the snow, so badly mutilated that their identities can’t be verified.

Chief Investigator Arkady Renko from the Moscow police takes the case.

Renko is a brilliant investigator - dangerously so. 

Now, to identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI and the police - and stay alive doing it...

©1981 Martin Cruz Smith (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

Critic Reviews

"You'll be engrossed in the atmospheric setting and the complexity of Renko's pained character." (Observer)

"One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe." (Val McDermid)

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Mispronunciations distracting

The story is great and most of the narration. However, how could the producers of this recording not insist that the narrator pronounce the protagonist's name correctly??? I have consulted a dozen sites for the correct way to say the name Arkady, and it is, as I suspected, Ar-KAH'-dee, not ARK'-uh-dee. Good grief! Also, lapis lazuli- strangest pronunciation ever. And a few others. But the main character's name?? That you hear over and over? Really!!!!

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