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The Museum of Abandoned Secrets

By: Oksana Zabuzhko, Nina Murray - translator
Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
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In 2003, television journalist Daryna Goshchynska unearths a worn photograph of Olena Dovgan, a member of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army killed in 1947 by Stalin’s secret police. Intrigued by Olena’s story, Daryna sets out to make a documentary of the woman’s extraordinary life and death - and unwittingly opens a door to the past that will change the course of the future.

Spanning 60 tumultuous years of contemporary Ukrainian history, this multigenerational saga weaves a dramatic and intricate web of love, sex, friendship, and death. At its center are three disparate women linked by the abandoned secrets of the past - secrets that refuse to stay hidden.

©2012 Oksana Zabuzhko (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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good book, difficult listening experience

The story was beautifully written, if overwrought (an editor to shave off about 200 pages would have been a good idea).
The reader was meh and her mispronunciations of all things Ukrainian was unbearable—nails on a chalkboard unbearable. Most people who are going to invest this much time in an audiobook are probably somewhat familiar with the country/language to know that the names of many people and cities were absolutely butchered...so bad.

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