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    • The Future Is History

    • How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Masha Gessen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 435
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 432

    Hailed for her "fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia" ( The Wall Street Journal), award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The author is an international treasure

    • By ThreeGems on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Man without a Face

    • The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 548
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 498
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 496

    The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a low-level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making his country once more a threat to her own people and to the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and entertaining

    • By Bob Jack on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Words Will Break Cement

    • The Passion of Pussy Riot
    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies. On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a “punk prayer” beseeching the “Mother of God” to “get rid of Putin.” They were quickly shut down by security, and in the weeks and months that followed, three of the women were arrested and tried, and two were sentenced to a remote prison colony. But the incident captured international headlines, and footage of it went viral.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Idealism No Match Against KGB Pragmatism

    • By Hollis Ramsey on 07-07-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Brothers

    • The Road to an American Tragedy
    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 264 others. In the ensuing manhunt, Tamerlan Tsarnaev died, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, was captured and ultimately charged on 30 federal counts. Yet long after the bombings and the terror they sowed, after all the testimony and debate, what we still haven't learned is why. Why did the American dream go so wrong for two immigrants?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Great listen!

    • By Rachel H on 04-30-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • How Putin Seduced Oliver Stone — and Trump

    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Watching four hours of Oliver Stone interviewing President Vladimir Putin of Russia is not a lesson in journalism. Stone is an inept interviewer, and he does not get Putin to say anything the world hasn’t heard from him before. Watching the interviews for entertainment is a questionable proposition, too: The four-part series contains many dull exchanges and even more filler, like footage of the two men watching “Dr. Strangelove” together.

    "How Putin Seduced Oliver Stone — and Trump" is from the June 25, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Masha Gessen and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Soviet Union Is Gone. Why Do Lenin Statues Remain?

    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    "The Soviet Union Is Gone. Why Do Lenin Statues Remain?" is from the June 13, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Masha Gessen and narrated by Caroline Miller.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Bring Back Hypocrisy!

    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Everybody lies. But U.S. politics has long rested on a shared understanding of what it is acceptable to lie about, how and to whom.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Where the Jews Aren't

    • The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region
    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In 1929, the Soviet government set aside a sparsely populated area in the Soviet Far East for settlement by Jews. The place was called Birobidzhan. The idea of an autonomous Jewish region was championed by Jewish Communists, Yiddishists, and intellectuals, who envisioned a haven of post-oppression Jewish culture. By the mid-1930s tens of thousands of Soviet Jews, as well as about a thousand Jews from abroad, had moved there.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Jewish World of Our Ancestors

    • By Roberta L. Ruben on 06-16-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Der Mann ohne Gesicht

    • Wladimir Putin. Eine Enthüllung
    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Dana Geissler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In einer Wahl, die nicht mehr als eine Farce ist, kehrt Wladimir Putin am 1. März 2012 in das Präsidentenamt Russlands zurück...

    Regular price: $22.34

    • Putin (Danish Edition)

    • Manden uden ansigt
    • By: Masha Gessen
    • Narrated by: Liselotte Krogager
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Denne lydbog om Putin rummer den russisk-amerikanske journalist Masha Gessens uautoriserede biografi over Vladimir Putin. Den tegner et portræt af en underordnet, men skruppelløs og magtsyg KGB-agent, som gennem manipulation og brutalitet er blevet den mægtigste mand i Rusland. I 1999 blev den forholdsvis ukendte Vladimir Putin premierminister og umiddelbart efter præsident for Rusland. Vesten var begejstret for det nye ansigt i Kreml.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Meget sigende bog.

    • By Anja Schmidt on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $14.28

    • The New Yorker, October 6th 2014 (Ryan Lizza, Masha Gessen, Margaret Talbot)

    • By: Ryan Lizza, Masha Gessen, Margaret Talbot
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    "Matters of Privacy", by Margaret Talbot; "The Revenge of Rand Paul", by Ryan Lizza; "The Weight of Words", by Masha Gessen; and "Theydunnit", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95