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Summary

November 2009. Sergei Magnitsky is led to an isolation cell in a Moscow prison and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million in taxes. Magnitsky’s brutal killing has remained uninvestigated to this day.

Red Notice is a searing exposé of the Russian authorities responsible for the murder, slicing deep into the heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

©2015 Hermitage Media Limited (P)2015 Recorded Books Inc

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"Reads like a classic thriller, with an everyman hero alone and in danger in a hostile foreign city...but it’s all true, and it’s a story that needs to be told." (Lee Child)

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Amazement, disbelief and tears

This book is one of the most interesting books I have read in a long time, and far more than just a biography. The background information about how the banking system and investment funds work is fascinating, and the insight into the Russian way of 'banking' and politics is eye-opening and downright scary. Disbelief and amazement describe this part of the book. The personal story of the author and his fight for justice for his friend, and his achievements in this fight were what made me cry on several occasions. I am glad that I bought the audible version of the book, as I particularly enjoyed listening to Bill Browder himself reading out the last chapter. It made the whole experience of the book far more personal. All in all I would say this is a must-read for anybody who is interested in our modern world of finance and politics, as it gives an insight to what goes on behind the scenes, and it also shows what one man with determination and perseverance can achieve.

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Share this story with as many people as you can

A genuinely moving true story of how a corrupt regime will go to any length to steal money and undermine judicial systems to cover it up and murder a very brave man who would not be intimidated to change his testimony to suit their purposes.

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Reads like a crime thriller

This book reads as if was a fictional crime novel but it's one of the hardest hitting pieces of non-fiction you'll ever read (listen to). The stories of corruption and personal accounts of those fighting it are so moving it brings tears to the eyes.

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Very well written

I never thought I would feel an ounce of compassion for either lawyers or financiers but I was wrong. This is a 'can't put down' listen.
If only half of it is true then I am afraid it is a shockingly sad indictment of government cruelty.
Excellent narration by Adam Grupper.

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A must listen

absolutely shocking the level of corruption in 'modern' day Russia. This audiobook details state sponsored theft in alarming detail, naming the individuals responsible for murder, embezzlement and corruption. I hope some day there will justice.

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The best audiobook I've ever heard

An incredibly interesting and deeply moving story that often left me sat in the car

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Shows Putin and his ilk's corruption beyond belief

Where does Red Notice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top.

What other book might you compare Red Notice to, and why?

Can't think of any.

Which character – as performed by Adam Grupper – was your favourite?

All good.... well read.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, good to delve in and out. Quite a lot to take in.

Any additional comments?

A must read..... intriguing, a world of Russian corruption.

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No Russian Spy Novel Can Match This

Exciting, Surprising, devastating AND hopeful. A must-read. A twisted tale simply written. Style is visual without being flowery- perfect for audible. And they cast exactly the right voiceover guy . You will stop what you’re doing as you listen. Your heart starts beating faster and yet you can’t move until you find out what happens next. And because it’s true, you will cry. And then you’ll share it with a friend. Because you will want other people to know what you’ve just experienced.

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Entertaining and moving

First half is a stormer, a fast-paced financial thriller detailing Browder’s early career in finance and his meteoric rise in the investment management business. The Russian deals are particularly riveting.

Second half is all about when Russia turned against him and particularly Sergei Magnitsky. This story is moving and inspirational in equal measure. Some of the political wrangling in Washington is drawn out but overall a great listen.

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Simply a brilliant book about a very sad murder

Part business book,part thriller but above all a very human story of one mans unjust murder by the Russian state and one mans fight for some kind of justice. Brilliantly narrated the story begins with a young bankers quest to make his fortune in Russia, how he makes it , then loses it but in his mission to get it back makes enemies in the Russian State leading to his young lawyers demise at the hands of Russian thugs. A true story that reads like a thriller and the fact that it is true makes it terrifying yet uplifting. If you want to understand Putins Russia read this book, but also read it to hour 2 brave men , one who died for his belief in truth and the rule of law and his former boss whose quest for justice is a lesson for us all. Bill Browder and Sergei Magnitsky I salute you both. Highly recommended *****

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  • little rock
  • 06-05-18

Wow!

That’s probably all I need to say. Even if you think you know something of Russian dirty tricks this book is a must read

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  • Anas
  • 04-10-18

Awesome book<br />

story is very touchy and opens our perspectives to the truth across the world to seek justice

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  • Hallam
  • 28-09-18

Sensational and Disturbing

Provides interesting background to many of the Russian headlines over the last few years, and confirms the venal and corrupt nature of the country's politics.

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  • Nouvation
  • 24-08-18

Unbelievable, yet totally believable

An horrific, gripping tale, brilliantly told. One of the best page turner's I've been lucky to read. Take a bow Mr. Browder, you have truely honoured your friends legacy.

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  • A, Israel
  • 30-07-18

Very good story, but the end is a bit too long and something is not complete

Overall the book was very good, but I was left with the feeling that the end was too long and less interesting. Moreover, I have the feeling that Mr. Browder does not tell the whole story. I get that the Russians are complete villains and he js a saint, but more often than not life are somewhere in the middle.

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  • Mario Berlanga V
  • 05-06-18

Great, eye opener, inspiring

Liked the pace, the details in the story. Worth reading for those interested in global businesses, geopolitics, human rights, investing and general learning.

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  • Craig
  • 28-04-18

Brilliant. A real expose!

Brilliant. A real expose! If you've ever thought of doing business in Russia, it's a must read!

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  • Antti
  • 26-03-18

One of the best books I ever listened to

I loved this book. The story is amazing, but it is shocking that everything is true. However I was absolutely captivated by it and by the narrator performance. You feel like you are living the story with Bill Browder and you will not want to stop listening till you get to the end of the book.

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  • Tita Derby
  • 13-02-18

Reads like a Crime Thriller

Reads like a Crime Thriller but sadly is true. An important book of the times.

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  • Stuart McHugh
  • 17-01-18

Excellent book

I loved this book. It reads like a thriller and it reinforces the belief that fact can be stranger than fiction. Before reading this I knew that Russia was a dangerous place to do business but I had no idea how deeply corrupt the government remains to this day.