Leo Demidov
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 1352 ratings)
  • 1
    Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith

    Child 44

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tom Rob Smith
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1025)
    Performance
    (744)
    Story
    (742)

    MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is told to arrest. He dismisses the horrific death of a young boy because he is told to, because he believes the Party stance that there can be no murder in Communist Russia. Leo is the perfect soldier of the regime. But suddenly his confidence that everything he does serves a great good is shaken. He is forced to watch a man he knows to be innocent be brutally tortured. And then he is told to arrest his own wife.

    Mans Inhumanity to Man

    The book is one of the best I have purchased from audible.It portrays the life in Russia under Stalin and the fear of reprisals.
    Leo's world is..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 September 2010 by Brian (Preston, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Secret Speech | Tom Rob Smith

    The Secret Speech

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Tom Rob Smith
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (148)

    Soviet Union, 1956: Stalin is dead. With his passing, a violent regime is beginning to fracture - leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. The catalyst comes when a secret manifesto composed by Stalin's successor, Khrushchev, is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant and a murderer. Its promise: The Soviet Union will transform.

    What a shame

    Having enjoyed 'Child 44', I was most disappointed by this title. I agree with the other reviewers about the stilted and slow narration, which certain..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 June 2010 by Simon Evers (UK)
  • 3
    Agent 6 | Tom Rob Smith

    Agent 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Tom Rob Smith
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (94)

    The Soviet Union is a country trying to reassert itself after the murderous excesses of Stalin and the chaos of the following years, and as the Cold War continues powers inside Russia seek to topple their great enemy, the United States of America. Communist allies within the United States will prove vital players in this game of intrigue and revolution. Raisa and their two daughters travel to the United States on a diplomatic mission, but a horrifying tragedy destroys everything Leo and Raisa have built. Leo must get to the States somehow and find out what happened.

    Better than The Secret Speech

    I disagree with a lot of the reviews, I didn't think that it started off particularly slowly. Although there wasn't a lot of action at the start, the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 June 2015 by cazzface ()