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Summary

A high government official is shot on the street, and the hunt for the killer begins. The search leads all over the world, netting a series of suspects whose only connection is their innocence - at least of this crime. But The Case of Comrade Tulayev, the best novel about the Stalinist purges, is also a classic tale of risk and adventure that stands beside For Whom the Bell Tolls. It is a masterpiece, now available again after 30 years.

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Tremendous

A dazzling journey through the human soul and the madnesses of Stalinism. The effortless of Serge’s style and his conjuring of character, thought, hope and suffering translate beautifully to this reading which is both taut and languid. A book to be enjoyed many times and yet it’s true purpose is to stand in witness not to entertain. We salute you Victor.

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  • Sasha
  • Epanomi Thessalonikis, Greece
  • 23-12-12

Enthralling!

Finally, after thirty years, it is available and it is essential to anyone who wants to know about Stalin and what happened during that period. It is also an interesting book written very well, which keeps the listener enthralled, but what makes it even more exciting is knowing that you are reading about history at the same time.

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  • Bluestramp
  • 18-07-13

Look behind stage at Russian "Trial"

I was referred to this story by Christopher Hitchens and gave it a shot. It was dark and well written but sad in its overall cold war conclusions. Hitchens was one of our true intellectuals and that's what sold me on the book. Historically, a must read if you are interested in Russian history and a nation based on lies. Lot's of history behind Victor Serge a revolutionary worth knowing about.

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  • M. Murphy
  • 16-06-18

Awesome Story But Needs A Spoiler Alert!!!

I loved this book! It tells an ironic tail of descent into hell paved with good intentions and how absolute power corrupts absolutely. Something we might need to be reminded of in these current times. The only reason I didn't give it full marks was because the opening forward gave away the entire book! My recommendation would be to skip the first chapter, listen to the entire book, and then go back to the forward.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-17

How Lenin DID NOT LEAD to Stalin

This fictional account of the events AFTER the Russian revolution provides an accurate account of what Stalin did to secure his wrong idea of "socialism in one country. "

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  • adamwdsk
  • 15-05-17

A portrait of ideology spiraling into insanity

A must for anyone who wants to understand the heart of the Russian revolution and it's self destruction. A cautionary tale for anyone who believes in ideology over humanity. Brilliant portrait of delusion.

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  • Chloe
  • 16-10-15

required reading

Beautifully written, thought provoking.Worth rereading many times. Clear in depth picture of Stalinist Russia, city and country, and the impact of the purges on the public.

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