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Editorial Reviews

Vladimir Lenin was a hated, respected, feared, and fervently admired Russian communist and revolutionary whose "the end justifies the means" theories and other churlish social ideologies helped formed a dominant empire from the ashes of a damaged nation.

Some call Lenin a champion of the working classes; some call him a brutal, abusive dictator. The life of this highly polarizing politician is grippingly dramatized in Nikolai Lenin. Clifford Rose’s simple and noble narration, Gary Hope’s boisterous portrayal of the title character, and an ensemble cast collaborate to make this unstable turn-of-the-century world come vividly alive.

Publisher's Summary

At the dawn of the 20th century there emerged a man with a burning zeal to sow chaos, and out of that chaos build a new conception of human existence. Lenin, the back-room plotter, revolutionary, lawyer, writer, and anti-God prophet of a new world order called communism, flourished in a world shattered and disillusioned by war. In the Soviet Union, his writings and sayings were sacred, and a Lenin quotation once brooked no argument. Yet his spell of power was brief and his end enfeebled.

The part of Nikolai Lenin is played by Gary Hope. Other parts are played by John Green, Robin Scobey, and Mary Duddy.

©1976 Geoffrey Orme (P)1976 Ivan & Inge Berg

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A good quickie

Would you listen to Nikolai Lenin again? Why?

Sure, it was a quick listen for a medium length

What did you like best about this story?

Truth be told, nothing stands out.

Which scene was your favorite?

N/A

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nah

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Not what I had in mind.

If you could sum up Nikolai Lenin in three words, what would they be?

Excellent not great

What other book might you compare Nikolai Lenin to and why?

None

Have you listened to any of Clifford Rose and Full Cast ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I had not.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not.

Any additional comments?

These drama's are good mostly, but they tend to leave out important details a lot.

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  • Darin
  • Appleton, WA, United States
  • 12-27-11

Not very interesting

Would you try another book from Geoffrey Orme and/or Clifford Rose and Full Cast ?

Maybe

Would you ever listen to anything by Geoffrey Orme again?

Probably not

Which scene was your favorite?

No idea

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

This book came off as an uninteresting and not very insightful textbook.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Jen Dunstan
  • 03-01-17

Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin shall always live.

an easy to listen to description, albeit brief, well read and moving to the point of inspiration!