• The Death of Hercules: A DocuNovel

  • By: Daniel Yarosh
  • Narrated by: Daniel Yarosh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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November 1918: World War I had just ended, and the deadly Spanish flu was raging across the world. Max Shertok, an immigrant US Army Private, leaves his Big Red One fighting unit in France to rescue his parents from civil war in Russia. On his way East, he meets Zalmund Hofitz and Deena Wójick, renegades from the Bolshevik Revolution. The pair had fought police in the mayhem of worker revolts in Poland, carried guns for the Bolsheviks in the Red Terror in Moscow, and ran contraband for the crime syndicate in the decadence of Kyiv. Together, the explosive triangle produces love, betrayal, arrest, and mass murder in the chaos that consumed Europe after the Peace. 

Will Max make it through the Cossacks, White Army, Anarchists, Ukrainian Nationals, and Bolsheviks to his parents and back home to the US? Based on real people and true stories of the most tumultuous time of the century.

©2000, 2020 Daniel B Yarosh (P)2020 Daniel B Yarosh

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So good!

I should've been sleeping hours ago, but I couldn't stop listening. This story is gripping, the ending is intense and thrilling, the final chapters are the artistic and conceptual icing on a very delicious cake.

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Revolution, Murder, Deceit, - This book has it all

Lots of historical happenings in November 1918 with the end of WWI, the spread of the Spanish flu, and more. Max Shertok, a former US Army Private, tries to rescue his parents from a civil war in Russia. Along the way, he meets renegades from the Bolshevik Revolution, murder, deceit, betrayal, and more. This story is based on real people and stories from this chaotic time with some creative license.

The story starts right away with this one. We do get the background and setting, but then right into the story, we go. My interest was kept throughout this historical fiction novel and the story advanced nicely. I do not know everything about the history regarding this era, but the fact-checking seemed to check out. Regardless of historical facts, take a few hours and listen to the story, you will not be disappointed.

Daniel Yarosh narrates this well. This was a basic reading which kept me engaged in the story. It might have been more entertaining if the narration had been more engaging with voice fluctuations and inflections.

Overall, this was an interesting book. Not my typical go-to book, but one I am glad to have taken the time to hear.

There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.

Disclaimer: This Audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias, honest review.