Erast Fandorin Series

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The State Counsellor Publisher's Summary

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.

The head of the Department of Security soon shows up at the real Fandorin's door and arrests him for murder. The only way to save his reputation is to find CG - and the government mole who is feeding the group information. Can Fandorin survive corruption among his fellow officials, the fearlessness of an unknown enemy, and the advances of a sultry young nihilist with his morals intact?

The State Counsellor is colorful entertainment from a master of the sly historical romp.

©1999 Boris Akunin; translation copyright 2008 by Andrew Bromfield (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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  • Book 6

    • The State Counsellor

    • Erast Fandorin Series, Book 6
    • By: Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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    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.

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  • Book 7

    • The Coronation: A Fandorin Mystery

    • Erast Fandorin Series, Book 7
    • By: Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield - translator
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
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    Grand Duke Georgii Alexandrovich arrives in Moscow with three of his children for the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, who is fated to become the last Emperor of Russia. During an afternoon stroll in the park, Georgii's daughter Xenia is dragged away by bandits, only to be rescued by an elegant gentleman and his Japanese sidekick. The passing heroes introduce themselves as Erast Petrovich Fandorin and Masa, but panic ensues when the party realizes that four-year-old Mikhail has been snatched in the confusion.

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  • Book 11

    • All the World's a Stage

    • Erast Fandorin, Book 11
    • By: Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield - translator
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Coote
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
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    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.

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  • Book 12

    • Black City

    • By: Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Coote
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
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    When the Tzar's head of security is assassinated, Erast Fandorin is called to investigate: the killer has been overheard mentioning a 'black city' so Fandorin and his trusty companion, Masa, head to Baku, the burgeoning Russian capital of oil. But from the moment they arrive in the city - a hotbed of corruption and greed by the Caspian Sea - they realise someone is watching their every move, and they will stop at nothing to derail their investigation.  

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