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    • The Winter Queen

    • A Novel
    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in the Alexander Gardens in front of a promenading public? Perhaps it might be the ennui and decadence so popular in France and now migrating over to the upper classes of Russia. The chief of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Moscow Police certainly thinks so, and paradoxically puts his newest recruit, Erast Fandorin, on the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sometime after Anna Korenina

    • By Svetlana on 06-24-04

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Death of Achilles

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    In 1882, after six years of foreign travel and adventure, renowned diplomat and detective Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow in the heart of Mother Russia. His Moscow homecoming is anything but peaceful. In the hotel where he and his loyal if impertinent manservant Masa are staying, Fandorin's old war-hero friend General Michel Sobolev ("Achilles" to the crowd) has been found dead, felled in his armchair by an apparent heart attack.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Genuine Mystery

    • By Angus Davis on 05-04-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Turkish Gambit

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    It is 1877, and war has broken out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The Bulgarian front resounds with the thunder of cavalry charges, the roar of artillery, and the clash of steel on steel during the world's last great horse-and-cannon conflict. Amid the treacherous atmosphere of a 19th-century Russian field army, former diplomat and detective extraordinaire Erast Fandorin finds his most confounding case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasure to find this author

    • By K. Jarosch on 05-29-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The State Counsellor

    • Erast Fandorin Series, Book 6
    • By: Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Russia, 1891. The new governor-general of Siberia has been secreted away on a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow. A blizzard rages outside as a mustachioed official climbs aboard near the city; with his trademark stutter, he introduces himself as State Counsellor Erast Fandorin. He then thrusts a dagger inscribed with the initials CG into the governor-general's heart and, tearing off his mustache, escapes out the carriage window.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Murder on the Leviathan

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Paris, 1878: Eccentric antiquarian Lord Littleby and his ten servants are found murdered in Littleby's mansion on the rue de Grenelle, and a priceless Indian shawl is missing. Police commissioner "Papa" Gauche recovers only one piece of evidence from the crime scene: a golden key shaped like a whale. Gauche soon deduces that the key is in fact a ticket of passage for the Leviathan, a gigantic steamship soon to depart Southampton on its maiden voyage to Calcutta. The murderer must be among its passengers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Second Book About Fandorin

    • By Svetlana on 12-23-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • All the World's a Stage

    • Erast Fandorin, Book 11
    • By: Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield - translator
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Coote
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Eliza Altairsky-Lointaine is the toast of Moscow society, a beautiful actress in an infamous theatre troupe. Her love life is as colourful as the parts she plays. She is the estranged wife of a descendant of Genghis Khan. And her ex-husband has threatened to kill anyone who courts her. He appears to be making good on his promise. Fandorin is contacted by a concerned friend - the widowed wife of Chekhov - who asks him to investigate an alarming incident involving Eliza.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Theatrical to a fault

    • By Sean on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Winter Queen

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Moscow, May 1876: What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in front of a promenading public in the Alexander Gardens? Decadence and boredom, most likely, is what the commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Police thinks, but still he finds it curious enough to send the newest member of the division, Erast Fandorin, a young man of irresistible charm, to the Alexander Gardens precinct for more information.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Fandorin (Fandorin ermittelt 1)

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Johannes Steck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Der junge Schriftführer in der Moskauer Polizeistube, Erast Fandorin, hat es gleich zu Beginn seiner Karriere nicht leicht: In Russland scheint eine Selbstmordepidemie ausgebrochen zu sein. Es passiert am 13. Mai 1876 im Alexandergarten. Ein Student gesteht einer hübschen Dame seine Liebe. Als diese den Unbekannten abweist, erschießt er sich auf der Stelle. Solche und ähnliche Fälle treten häufiger auf.

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Das Halsband des Leoparden (Fandorin ermittelt)

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Robert Frank
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Drei neue Fälle für Fandorin! Mit Miss Marple alias Miss Palmer jagt er in England nach einem alten Lord und einem Diamantkollier. Mit Sherlock Holmes und Doktor Watson ermittelt er auf einem Schloss in Frankreich. Im Wilden Westen bringt er die raffiniertesten Betrüger zur Strecke.

    Regular price: $17.86

    • The Winter Queen

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: William Hootkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A 23-year-old law student commits suicide in broad daylight in Moscow's Alexander Gardens. Fandorin is put on the case to find out what drove him to it, a case that deepens as he discovers that the young man was the son of a rich and influential factory owner. The story is enhanced by its authentic backdrop of 19th century Russia. After all, it's difficult to keep your mind on a case when the new Dostoyevsky novel has just hit the shops.

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Murder on the Leviathan

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Paris, 1878: Eccentric antiquarian Lord Littleby and his ten servants are found murdered in Littleby's mansion on the rue de Grenelle, and a priceless Indian shawl is missing. Police commissioner "Papa" Gauche recovers only one piece of evidence from the crime scene: a golden key shaped like a whale. Gauche soon deduces that the key is in fact a ticket of passage for the Leviathan, a gigantic steamship soon to depart Southampton on its maiden voyage to Calcutta. The murderer must be among its passengers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre narrator

    • By RedFeather on 03-19-15

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The State Counsellor

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The reactionary General Khrapov, newly appointed governor-general of Siberia and soon-to-be minister of the interior, is murdered in his official train carriage on the way from St Petersburg to Moscow. A knife, bearing the initials "CG", is thrust up to the hilt in the victim's chest, and State Counsellor Fandorin is allegedly seen fleeing the crime.

    Regular price: $29.07

    • Murder on the Leviathan

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: William Hootkins
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On 15 March 1878, Lord Littleby, an English eccentric and collector, is found murdered in his Paris house together with nine members of his staff. A gold whale in the victim's hand leads Erast Fandorin to board the Leviathan, the world's largest steamship, as the murderer is one of the 142 First Class passengers.

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Mord auf der Leviathan (Fandorin ermittelt 3)

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Johannes Steck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Paris 1878: Der alte Lord Littleby, Sammler orientalischer Kostbarkeiten, wird ermordet aufgefunden. Und nicht nur er. Auch seine beiden Kinder nebst der gesamten Dienerschaft sind dem rasenden Mörder zum Opfer gefallen. Die Spuren führen den Ermittlungsbeauftragten Kommissar Cocheauf das Luxusschiff Leviathan, das sich auf seiner Jungfernfahrt durch den Suezkanal nach Kalkutta befindet. An Bord treten jede Menge verdächtige Passagiere auf - und ein alter Bekannter.

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Türkisches Gambit (Fandorin ermittelt 2)

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Johannes Steck
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Es herrscht Krieg zwischen Russland und der Türkei im Jahre 1877. Die hübsche Warja reist als Mann verkleidet an die Front, um dort ihren Verlobten zu suchen. In einer zwielichtigen Kaschemme kommt es zu einem unangenehmen Zwischenfall. In allerhöchster Not steht ihr ein Fremder hilfreich zur Seite: Erast Fandorin. Der ist als Agent im Auftrag des russischen Geheimdienstes unterwegs. Die beiden reisen gemeinsam weiter.

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Der Tote im Salonwagen (Fandorin ermittelt 7)

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Johannes Steck
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Russland leidet unter einer Reihe von Anschlägen der terroristischen Kampfgruppe KG. Als General Chrapow heimtückisch in der Maske des Staatsrats Fandorin erstochen wird, fühlt sich dieser - der "Echte" - in seiner Ehre gekränkt. Ein Ansporn mehr, den Verräter zu suchen, der geheime Informationen an die Terroristen weitergibt. Dieser politische Krimi schildert die einzigartige Atmosphäre der russischen Revolutionsbewegung in ihren Anfängen.

    Regular price: $16.96

    • Russisches Poker (Fandorin ermittelt 5)

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Johannes Steck
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Der zum Sonderbeauftragten des Moskauer Generalgouverneurs avancierte Erast Petrowitsch Fandorin sieht sich einer neuen Herausforderung gegenüber: Es gilt, den äußerst geschickten Betrüger ausfindig zu machen, der das Palais des Gouverneurs an einen nichtsahnenden englischen Lord "verkauft" und den erzielten Gewinn eingestrichen hat.

    Regular price: $13.38

    • Der Magier von Moskau (Fandorin ermittelt 9)

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Knut Müller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Moskau 1900: Die schöne Colombina trägt eine lebende Natter um den Hals und schreibt blumige Gedichte. Die Sehnsucht nach einem Leben voller Leidenschaft hat sie nach Moskau geführt. Bald schon ist sie die Geliebte von Prospero, der einem geheimen Club von Todesanbetern vorsteht. Einer nach dem anderen folgt hier dem Ruf ins Jenseits und begeht Selbstmord. Doch wollten all diese jungen Menschen wirklich sterben?

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Die Liebhaber des Todes (Fandorin ermittelt 10)

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Knut Müller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Moskau 1900: Senka schlägt sich als kleiner Dieb durch. Eines Tages findet er einen Schatz. Nun kann er sich viele seiner Träume erfüllen. Und auch die schönste Frau Moskaus, die Geliebte des Herrschers der Unterwelt, scheint sich ihm zuzuwenden. Doch sämtliche Gauner Moskaus sind hinter dem Schatz und Senkas schöner Angebeteten her.

    Regular price: $16.60

    • Das Geheimnis der Jadekette

    • By: Boris Akunin
    • Narrated by: Knut Müller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mit Charme und Bravour löst der beliebte russische Ermittler spannende Fälle in Moskau, St. Petersburg und anderswo. Ob ein erschlagener Antiquitätenhändler, ein verschwundenes adliges Fräulein oder eine grausige Selbstmordserie bei den Altgläubigen im winterlichen Norden - Fandorin ermittelt mit erstaunlicher Kombinationsgabe und großem kriminalistischen Talent. Fandorin hat seinem Schöpfer zu phänomenalem Erfolg und riesigen Auflagen verholfen.

    Regular price: $16.60

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