Russian Roulette

The Story of an Assassin (Alex Rider)
Narrated by: Rupert Degas
Series: Alex Rider, Book 10
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The final audiobook in the #1 best-selling Alex Rider series!

Alex Rider's life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger. When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage. He's the world's only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex's own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become.

What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others? In some ways, Alex Rider and Yassen Gregorovich are mirror images of each other. Yet the paths they traveled turned them into mortal enemies. This is Yassen's story. A journey down a darkened path.

©2013 Russian Roulette © 2013 Stormbreaker Productions Ltd. Trademarks 2013 Stormbreaker Productions Ltd. (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Horowitz is pure class, stylish but action-packed, and able to deliver the goods time and again." ( The Mirror)
"...a kind of thriller that children yearn for, rooted in meticulous realism yet soaring with inventiveness, action, humour and characters who engage the heart and mind..." ( The Times)

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  • Chris
  • 10-10-18

Very well done!

I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected setting out. Every Alex Rider book is great but I never expected one devoted to another character in the series to be so interesting. It was great to her about Yassans life upto him meeting Alex. Very good idea and well executed!

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  • Lucille
  • 07-08-14

Fabulous !

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes , it's fast paced and very enjoyable , even if you haven't read others in the series

Who was your favorite character and why?

Yassin , in the book you discover how he became the way he is.

What about Rupert Degas’s performance did you like?

He has a great voice, really gets into character for each different person.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Ever wondered why a baddie became bad ?

Any additional comments?

Top marks , couldn't fault the story or the narrator. More please !

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  • Kevin Phelan
  • 08-06-20

Not your classic Alex Rider but so fun!

Loved a twist to the Alex Roder series with a different focus and time era. A little slow in the beginning but couldn’t put it down once it started picking up speed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-20

vwould defo recommend this to anyone who l

is into drama and sky stories . I think the series is v v good

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  • Miri
  • 04-17-20

Excellent storyline

Love this series Hope to acquire more Alex Rider books, comics and audiobooks in the future.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-30-19

Best

Best book I ever seen I love it d d d d d d d

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-19

No need to Roulette; it's brilliant!

Anthony Horowitz is a fantastic writer, and the Narrator did a superb job of bringing the story to life!

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  • MC
  • 07-28-19

Awesome

This is read amazingly and written even better, keeps me awake all night. Loved it!!!

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  • Andy
  • 06-30-19

really enjoyed

A great take on a character from the Alex Rider world who shares so many similarities to Alex.

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  • Robbie G
  • 09-01-18

MUCH better than I expected

I’ve recently discovered the Alex Rider series of books and have binged on them all, in sequence, since I discovered them. Every one of them a five-star listen... ... then this book appeared. A book about Yassen - not Alex. It was a surprise to me, that the book was not about Alex. I was disappointed... but not for long. This is a FANTASTIC book, and a book that I felt was aimed more at adult audiences than the young adult. Learning about Yassen was excellent insight into the series. Definitely a “must read” for any Alex Rider fan.

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  • ockelford
  • 12-23-15

great stuff

loved it. great book. provides a great back story
easy to listen to. great narrator. loved this book. great series

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  • Pauline
  • 07-09-20

Compelling!

Compelling best describes this narration- I was enthralled and will look forward hearing it again- loved it and the narrator!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-21-20

Best book in the Alex Rider universe

The best book in the Alex Rider universe in my humble opinion. Yasin's hardships are more akin to the real world. Everything more or less always works out for Alex, but Yasin is in a constant state of uncertainty, and that mirrors real life far far more. It's more compelling a story as a result. Degas did a great job with the narration on this book, too.

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  • Lionel Brett
  • 12-21-19

It was very good for our long trips.

Not too bad for the long trips, especially with a couple of teens. (captive audience) Easy to pick up where we left off.

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  • Dwayne
  • 05-08-18

Great story ruined by weak ending.

Reading his diary was good. The story around it was pathetic. I finished feeling that I was robbed. This book had great potential but lost the plot - literally!