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    • Gorky Park

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 652

    At first, the case of the bodies found in a Moscow park looked straightforward: a "troika", probably three on a bottle, drunk together and then frozen to death together in the brutal Russian night. But Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko hits a sharp and complicated turn with the arrival of the KGB's Pribluda. Suddenly, his access to a routine investigation is blocked. Why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still the BEST

    • By IVAL on 03-22-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Girl from Venice

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 179

    Venice, 1944. The war may be waning, but the city is still occupied and people all over Europe fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a sky of brilliant stars, a poor fisherman named Cenzo comes across a girl's body floating in the lagoon. He carries her into his boat and soon discovers that she is very much alive and very much in trouble: Born to a wealthy Jewish family who has been captured and deported by the Nazis, Guilia is on the run after she was found hiding in a local hospital.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I miss Arkady Renko.

    • By Richard Delman on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Wolves Eat Dogs

    • An Arkady Renko Novel
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 327

    In Wolves Eat Dogs, beloved detective Arkady Renko enters the privileged world of Russia's new billionaire class. The grandest of them all, a self-made powerhouse named Pasha Ivanov, has apparently leapt to his death from the palatial splendor of his ultra-modern Moscow condominium. While there are no signs pointing to homicide, there is one troubling and puzzling bit of evidence: in Ivanov's bedroom closet, there's a mountain of salt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overwhelming

    • By IVAL on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $23.58

    • Tatiana

    • An Arkady Renko Novel, Book 8
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 247

    One of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko - cynical, analytical, and quietly subversive - has survived the cultural journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find the nation as obsessed with secrecy and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship. In Tatiana, Martin Cruz Smith’s most ambitious novel since Gorky Park, the melancholy hero finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia herself.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story but terrible narration

    • By Rollin on 12-13-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Stalin's Ghost

    • An Arkady Renko Novel
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Investigator Arkady Renko, the pariah of the Moscow prosecutor's office, has been assigned the thankless job of investigating a new phenomenon: late-night subway riders report seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Chistye Prudy Metro station. The illusion seems part political hocus-pocus and also part wishful thinking, for among many Russians, Stalin is again popular; the bloody dictator can boast a two-to-one approval rating.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Russian Ghosts

    • By jack on 06-22-13

    Regular price: $23.58

    • Three Stations

    • An Arkady Renko Novel
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    In Three Stations, Arkady Renko’s skills are put to their most severe test. Though he has been technically suspended from the prosecutor’s office for once again turning up unpleasant truths, he strives to solve a last case: the death of an elegant young woman whose body is found in a construction trailer on the perimeter of Moscow’s main rail hub. It looks like a simple drug overdose to everyone—except to Renko, whose examination of the crime scene turns up some inexplicable clues.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to the usual

    • By Kenneth on 09-08-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • December 6

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: John Slattery
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    From Martin Cruz Smith, "a master of the international thriller," comes an audacious novel of exotic locales, intimate intrigues, and the mysteries of the human heart. "A superb thriller and a remarkable evocation of a place," raves Booklist in a starred review. "A moving, believable love story in which individual lives are invested with great dignity, even in the face of national ideals."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No substitute for the book, but not bad.

    • By Andrew on 03-27-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • December 6

    • A Novel
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In many ways Niles should be as American as apple pie: raised by missionary parents, taught to respect his elders and be an honorable and upright Christian citizen dreaming of the good life on the sun-blessed shores of California. But Niles is also Japanese: reared in the aesthetics of Shinto and educated in the dance halls and backroom poker gatherings of Tokyo's shady underworld to steal, trick, and run for his life. As a gaijin, a foreigner - especially one with a gift for the artful scam - he draws suspicion and disfavor from Japanese police.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Best for me.....

    • By Howie on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Stalin's Ghost

    • An Arkady Renko Novel
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Investigator Arkady Renko, the pariah of the Moscow prosecutor's office, has been assigned the thankless job of investigating a new phenomenon: late-night subway riders report seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Chistye Prudy Metro station. The illusion seems part political hocus-pocus and also part wishful thinking, for among many Russians Stalin is again popular - the bloody dictator can boast a two-to-one approval rating.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed in the recorded book

    • By Susan on 11-28-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Wolves Eat Dogs

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    While investigating the death of one of Russia's top entrepreneurs, Renko, the chronically melancholic senior investigator in Moscow, follows a trail that eventually leads him to the desolate area of Chernobyl. In this bizarre wasteland, things might just be looking up for Renko.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific

    • By Richard R on 02-15-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Tatiana

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols.

    Regular price: $15.34

    • The Girl from Venice

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Cenzo is a world-weary fisherman determined to sit out the rest of the war. He's happy to stay out of the way of the SS, quietly going about his business of fishing in the lagoons of Northern Italy. Then one night, instead of pulling in his usual haul, Cenzo fishes a young woman out of the canal. Guilia is an Italian Jew who has managed to escape capture and is determined to find her family.

    Regular price: $15.34