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Red Notice

Narrated by: Adam Grupper
Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
5 out of 5 stars (349 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

November 2009. Sergei Magnitsky is led to an isolation cell in a Moscow prison and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million in taxes. Magnitsky’s brutal killing has remained uninvestigated to this day.

Red Notice is a searing exposé of the Russian authorities responsible for the murder, slicing deep into the heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

©2015 Hermitage Media Limited (P)2015 Recorded Books Inc

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"Reads like a classic thriller, with an everyman hero alone and in danger in a hostile foreign city...but it’s all true, and it’s a story that needs to be told." (Lee Child)

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Wow!

That’s probably all I need to say. Even if you think you know something of Russian dirty tricks this book is a must read

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History

This book is extremely informative and its history is still alive. Our recent story from a privileged point of view.

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Outstanding

I'm not saying that the last chapter brought a tear to my eyes... Well that's exactly what I'm saying. Excellent read and chilling story.

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amazing story

reads like fiction, cracking story. sad tale off murder that shouldn't even be real but it is.

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Red Notice

Highly moving and very well written story which is more than a story but a damning indictment of state-sponsored theft and murder

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much more than a story about money and corruption

While this books starts as an engrossing business book and morphs into a nail-biting fight against corruption in the russian govenment, the emotional punch comes when the authors friend and lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is killed by the Russian authorities, for his role in uncovering their theft of millions of dollars from teh public purse. The last third of the book details Bill Browder's noble efforts to clear his friend's name and hold the perpetrators accountable, at great personal risk to his own safety. The story of how the European parliament applauded him and Magnitsky's family when they attended a vote on the legislation that was made in his name to combat corruption, despite last minute Russian attempts to thwart it, brought me to tears. This book is enlightening, thrilling and deeply moving. I continue to follow Bill Browders fight against corruption in the Russian government and its links to the Trump administration and the Mueller investigation and now the Swedbank scandal - - the story continues.

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A must read

This is an amazing but chilling story about how Bill Browders became Putin's enemy by exposing the corruption of his regime. Everyone interested in the truth about Putin's Russia must read this book.

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Awesome read

Loved it, very well narrated. Very heart warming, and poignant. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in international affairs.

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  • Johannesburg
  • 01-23-19

Awesome <br />

Could not put the book down.Very well told . Makes one think differently about the Russians

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Red warning

Real world economic theft and underground spy thriller. Best book of the year for me!

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  • musiclover
  • 08-19-16

Amazement, disbelief and tears

This book is one of the most interesting books I have read in a long time, and far more than just a biography. The background information about how the banking system and investment funds work is fascinating, and the insight into the Russian way of 'banking' and politics is eye-opening and downright scary. Disbelief and amazement describe this part of the book. The personal story of the author and his fight for justice for his friend, and his achievements in this fight were what made me cry on several occasions. I am glad that I bought the audible version of the book, as I particularly enjoyed listening to Bill Browder himself reading out the last chapter. It made the whole experience of the book far more personal. All in all I would say this is a must-read for anybody who is interested in our modern world of finance and politics, as it gives an insight to what goes on behind the scenes, and it also shows what one man with determination and perseverance can achieve.

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  • Jo389
  • 03-14-16

A must listen

absolutely shocking the level of corruption in 'modern' day Russia. This audiobook details state sponsored theft in alarming detail, naming the individuals responsible for murder, embezzlement and corruption. I hope some day there will justice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-14-16

Share this story with as many people as you can

A genuinely moving true story of how a corrupt regime will go to any length to steal money and undermine judicial systems to cover it up and murder a very brave man who would not be intimidated to change his testimony to suit their purposes.

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  • Paul
  • 03-15-16

Very well written

I never thought I would feel an ounce of compassion for either lawyers or financiers but I was wrong. This is a 'can't put down' listen.
If only half of it is true then I am afraid it is a shockingly sad indictment of government cruelty.
Excellent narration by Adam Grupper.

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  • Dave B
  • 09-23-16

Reads like a crime thriller

This book reads as if was a fictional crime novel but it's one of the hardest hitting pieces of non-fiction you'll ever read (listen to). The stories of corruption and personal accounts of those fighting it are so moving it brings tears to the eyes.

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  • Jo Blogs
  • 01-03-16

Shows Putin and his ilk's corruption beyond belief

Where does Red Notice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top.

What other book might you compare Red Notice to, and why?

Can't think of any.

Which character – as performed by Adam Grupper – was your favourite?

All good.... well read.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, good to delve in and out. Quite a lot to take in.

Any additional comments?

A must read..... intriguing, a world of Russian corruption.

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  • Simon Caldwell
  • 07-11-16

The best audiobook I've ever heard

An incredibly interesting and deeply moving story that often left me sat in the car

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  • Plamen
  • 01-08-19

Bare with it and it will provide.

I must say that about half way through I really considered leaving this book unfinished. And only the fact that I don't usually do that made me continue. In the beginning I thouhht this guy so full of himself. The book was like an autobiography of a grown child. I did this, I dealt with that guy. He was part of a group of scavangers who did all they could to extract as much money as possible from the countries from the fallen Soviet Union. And he somehow tried to show us how bad the russians were, how loose their women were, how bad their leaders were and so on. The hipocracy was palpable. And yet, when Sergei Magnitski comes in the story picks up. From the on it was amazing, in a terrible way. The story itself is hearthbreaking and full of twists. Kudos to Browder for keeping up the fight and sticking to his beliefs that something must be done. It's worth finishing it. And it has plenty of insides of how the post-Soviet Russia operated in some areas.

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  • Ruth Kennedy
  • 04-08-18

No Russian Spy Novel Can Match This

Exciting, Surprising, devastating AND hopeful. A must-read. A twisted tale simply written. Style is visual without being flowery- perfect for audible. And they cast exactly the right voiceover guy . You will stop what you’re doing as you listen. Your heart starts beating faster and yet you can’t move until you find out what happens next. And because it’s true, you will cry. And then you’ll share it with a friend. Because you will want other people to know what you’ve just experienced.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-18-19

No fiction compares to this fact

This book is beyond normal comprehension of how Russia works giving further insight to wealth, corruption, international politics, evil, integrity and strength. You will be equally shocked, shamed, fearful and inspired.

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  • Damon
  • 02-08-16

Super intriguing story

Such an amazing story. I have no words to describe the selfishness of the corruption in Russia.

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  • Zora
  • 01-23-17

Outstanding!

What an incredible and amazing true story! Truly a must read/listen! Plenty of jaw-dropping and on the edge of the seat moments. The story gets better and better, all the way to the last sentence. Wow!

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  • Leonie
  • 12-06-16

Gripping rendition

Well written and narrated. Lived through every experience with the writer Great read Highly recommended

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  • Jack Cox
  • 11-30-16

Couldn't Stop Listening

Absolutely amazing story. Although it is all well documented fact, it reads and plays like fiction novel. Well worth the download.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-20-16

A Truly Inspiring Story

A tragic tale that makes you understand Russia in a way that is horrifying and eye opening.

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  • Thomas
  • 04-27-16

Red Notice - essential reading for everyone

Extraordinary true story of corruption, politics and the Russian psyche,
All the more horrifying as it describes events that are so recent.
So sad to see an amazing country robbed and manipulated by so many villains and the corruption going all the way from the police and prison officials to the tax office and all the way to the top.

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  • Marita
  • 02-26-19

A must read

This book is a real eye opener. Unbelievably credible and that means it's highly likely to be true. I've been recommending it to everyone I meet. What struck me most was the courage of the author, firstly for setting up his business the way he did, and stepping over every obstacle that got in his way. Anyone starting up would do well to study Bill Browder. But that was nothing compared to his determination to pursue justice for his friend who died in Russia. What an inspiration.

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  • Rob Steyn
  • 01-13-19

Truth sounding stranger than Fiction

A friend of mine recommended this book to me. I was mesmerised not only by the well-written nature of this story, but also by the fact that it was non fiction: an account of real world political intrigue and injustice. Highly recommended reading.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-19

shocking insight into corruption

Fantastic story of the level of corruption achievable when it comes from the very top.

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  • Michael
  • 12-01-18

Possibly one of the best books ever written

A devastating book detailing the true nature of Putin's Russia. It's a must read....you won't be able to put it down.