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    • A Gentleman in Moscow

    • A Novel
    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,124
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      5 out of 5 stars 19,585
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,513

    A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

    • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Rules of Civility

    • A Novel
    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,676

    Features a sample chapter from A Gentleman in Moscow, the highly anticipated new audiobook from Amor Towles - available fall 2016. This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, 25-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a yearlong journey....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bright Young Things in a Dark World

    • By Michele Kellett on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Gentleman in Moscow

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Soon to be a major TV series starring Kenneth Branagh. On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval. Can a life without luxury be the richest of all?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful narration

    • By Arlene on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Thalia Book Club: Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Liesl Schillinger, Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A Gentleman in Moscow recounts the story of Count Alexander Rostov. In 1922, on the heels of the Russian Revolution, the count is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and sentenced to permanent house arrest in Moscow's grand Hotel Metropol. In something of a literary feat, as the count's story progresses over three decades, the walls of the Metropol seem to expand, rather than close in around readers.

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Thalia Book Club: Amor Towles "A Gentleman in Moscow"

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Liesl Schillinger, Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Brimming with humor and wit, an unforgettable cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, A Gentleman in Moscow casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. Amor Towles joins us for an evening of conversation with Liesl Schillinger on this thrilling new work. With a reading by Tony Award-winning actor Boyd Gaines.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • poor audio

    • By toppadiddypop on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Ein Gentleman in Moskau

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Hans Jürgen Stockerl
    • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Moskau, 1922. Der genussfreudige Lebemann Graf Rostov wird verhaftet und zu lebenslangem Hausarrest verurteilt, ausgerechnet im Hotel Metropol, dem ersten Haus am Platz. Er muss alle bisher genossenen Privilegien aufgeben und eine Arbeit als Hilfskellner annehmen. Mit seinen 30 Jahren ist Rostov ein äußerst liebenswürdiger, immer optimistischer Gentleman. Trotz seiner eingeschränkten Umstände lebt er ganz seine Überzeugung, dass selbst kleine gute Taten einer chaotischen Welt Sinn verleihen.

    Regular price: $27.69

    • Ein Gentleman in Moskau

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Hans Jürgen Stockerl
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
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    Moskau, 1922. Der genussfreudige Lebemann Graf Rostov wird verhaftet und zu lebenslangem Hausarrest verurteilt, ausgerechnet im Hotel Metropol, dem ersten Haus am Platz. Er muss alle bisher genossenen Privilegien aufgeben und eine Arbeit als Hilfskellner annehmen. Mit seinen 30 Jahren ist Rostov ein äußerst liebenswürdiger, immer optimistischer Gentleman. Trotz seiner eingeschränkten Umstände lebt er ganz seine Überzeugung, dass selbst kleine gute Taten einer chaotischen Welt Sinn verleihen.

    Regular price: $15.17