The Siege
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  • 1
    The Siege | Helen Dunmore

    The Siege

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Helen Dunmore
    • Narrated By Jilly Bond
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Leningrad, September 1941. German tanks surround the city, imprisoning those who live there. The besieged people of Leningrad face shells, starvation, and the Russian winter. Interweaving two love affairs in two generations, The Siege draws us deep into the Levin's family struggle to stay alive during this terrible winter.

    Harrowing and deeply moving

    Many years ago I visited the memorial cemetery for the victims of the September 1941 to January 1944 siege of Leningrad and was deeply moved by the im..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 October 2016 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
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    The Betrayal | Helen Dunmore

    The Betrayal

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Helen Dunmore
    • Narrated By Jilly Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Leningrad in 1952: a city recovering from war, where Andrei, a young doctor and Anna, a school teacher, are forging a life together. Summers at the dacha, preparations for the hospital ball, work and the care of 16-year-old Kolya fill their minds. They try hard to avoid coming to the attention of the authorities, but even so their happiness is precarious. Stalin is still in power, and the Ministry for State Security has new targets in its sights.

    miserable reminder of Stalin's Russia

    well written but terrible. A much loved and respected paediatrician is tricked into taking on the care of a fatally sick son of a top KGB official. Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 April 2013 by helen (langport, United Kingdom)