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  • The Suitcase | Sergei Dovlatov

    The Suitcase

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sergei Dovlatov
    • Narrated By Maxim Vitorgan
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    The Suitcase is an intensely human, delightfully ironic novel from "the finest Soviet satirist to appear in English since Vladimir Voinovich." Sergei Dovlatov's subtle, dark-edged humor and wry observations are in full force in "The Suitcase" as he examines eight objects - the items he brought with him in his luggage upon his emigration from the U.S.S.R.

    JCL says: "The narrator is horrendous. "
  • Pushkin Hills: Zapovednik | Sergei Dovlatov

    Pushkin Hills: Zapovednik

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sergei Dovlatov
    • Narrated By Dmitry Kreminsky
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    An unsuccessful writer and an inveterate alcoholic, Boris Alikhanov has recently divorced his wife Tatyana, and he is running out of money. The prospect of a summer job as a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve offers him hope of regaining some balance in life as his wife makes plans to emigrate to the West with their daughter Masha, but during Alikhanov’s stay in the rural estate of Mikhaylovskoye, his life continues to unravel.

  • The Zone: A Prison Camp Guard's Story | Sergei Dovlatov

    The Zone: A Prison Camp Guard's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sergei Dovlatov
    • Narrated By Alexey Bagdasarov
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    "The Zone" is a satirical novelization of Dovlatov's time as a prison guard for the Soviet Army in the early 1960s. Impressions of the prison are juxtaposed with the narrator's letters to Igor Markovich of Hermitage Press in which he urges Igor to publish the very book we're listening to. As Igor receives portions of the prison camp manuscript, so too does the listener. Arguably Dovlatov's most significant work, "The Zone" illuminates the twisted absurdity of the life of a prison guard.

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