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Summary

The final audiobook in the #1 best-selling Alex Rider series!

Alex Rider's life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger. When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage. He's the world's only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex's own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become.

What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others? In some ways, Alex Rider and Yassen Gregorovich are mirror images of each other. Yet the paths they traveled turned them into mortal enemies. This is Yassen's story. A journey down a darkened path.

©2013 Russian Roulette © 2013 Stormbreaker Productions Ltd. Trademarks 2013 Stormbreaker Productions Ltd. (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Horowitz is pure class, stylish but action-packed, and able to deliver the goods time and again." ( The Mirror)
"...a kind of thriller that children yearn for, rooted in meticulous realism yet soaring with inventiveness, action, humour and characters who engage the heart and mind..." ( The Times)

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Fabulous !

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes , it's fast paced and very enjoyable , even if you haven't read others in the series

Who was your favorite character and why?

Yassin , in the book you discover how he became the way he is.

What about Rupert Degas’s performance did you like?

He has a great voice, really gets into character for each different person.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Ever wondered why a baddie became bad ?

Any additional comments?

Top marks , couldn't fault the story or the narrator. More please !

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  • MR
  • 10-10-18

Very well done!

I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected setting out. Every Alex Rider book is great but I never expected one devoted to another character in the series to be so interesting. It was great to her about Yassans life upto him meeting Alex. Very good idea and well executed!

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MUCH better than I expected

I’ve recently discovered the Alex Rider series of books and have binged on them all, in sequence, since I discovered them. Every one of them a five-star listen...

... then this book appeared. A book about Yassen - not Alex.

It was a surprise to me, that the book was not about Alex. I was disappointed... but not for long.

This is a FANTASTIC book, and a book that I felt was aimed more at adult audiences than the young adult.

Learning about Yassen was excellent insight into the series.

Definitely a “must read” for any Alex Rider fan.

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Nice

Interesting backstory to Yassen Georovich (if I have spelt that correctly). Would read it again.

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  • Mr
  • 18-12-17

Interesting but not an Alex Rider book

Life story of one of the ‘baddies’ in the Alex Rider books. OK story but nothing as good as the Alex Rider books. The narrator uses an awful ‘Russian’ accent throughout the book, would have been far better read without put on accent. Worth a listen but nothing special.

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  • Chloe
  • Oxfordshire, UK
  • 08-11-17

Intense Stunning Novel

This Book is amazingly written and read. It feels like you are actually There. STUNNING READ!

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Its good but its wrong

The time ash tells alex about in snakehead when yassen stabbed him isnt in it. Its good though, other than that

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chilling

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... dark for an alex rider book. gripping. fascinating. every second something was happening. fast moving. deep.

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Amazing...

The story of this book is so easy to follow but it is not recommended for very young listeners (4-8 years old )

Thank you so much for this book audible Stay cool,

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  • England, UK
  • 24-08-16

Thoroughly Recommend

Very much enjoyed the story. Loved the way it was read. Have thoroughly enjoyed all the stories in the series thus far.