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The Kremlin's Candidate

Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
Series: The Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (444 ratings)

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Summary

Is Moscow pulling the strings? Urgent, topical and shot through with insider knowledge, this is thriller writing on a grand scale. 

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA - stealing Kremlin secrets for her handler, Nate Nash - for over seven years. In the dazzling finale of the Red Sparrow trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both but irresistible. 

In Washington, a newly installed administration is selecting its cabinet members. Dominika hears whispers of a closely held Kremlin operation to place a mole in a high intelligence position. If the Kremlin's candidate is confirmed, the Russians will have access to all the names of assets spying for the CIA in Moscow, including Dominika's. 

Dominika recklessly immerses herself in the palace intrigues of the Kremlin, searching for the mole's identity and stealing as many of President Putin's secrets for her CIA handlers as she can before her time runs out. 

With a plot ripped from tomorrow's headlines, The Kremlin's Candidate is a riveting listen and a thrilling conclusion to the trilogy that began with Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason

©2018 Jason Matthews (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Needs a better reader

What did you like most about The Kremlin's Candidate?

Good, interesting story.

What did you like best about this story?

Mostly gripping, with fewer detailed sex scenes than in the previous two books, which seemed like simple padding.

How could the performance have been better?

A better reader who understands how not to maintain a boring tone and how to pronounce borrowed foreign words.

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

She's a killer who loves her country enough to betray its government.

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Best of the series.

The series has grown as you engaged with the characters. Really impressed with the tradecraft.

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Story concludes, although not quite as i had hoped.

Story - some fairly graphic torture scenes. Story did not end as I hoped. Narrator better than the one used in book two, and he has learned how to pronounce buttocks between book 1 and 3

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Amazing conclusion

Love the story and the characters, fitting twist conclusion. Narrator a little stilted and boring advise speed up a bit to give it more pace

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A big let down

I enjoyed the first book in the trilogy and was looking forward to the follow ups. Sadly very disappointed and didn’t complete either one.

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Absolutely superb!!!

Don’t know where to begin! What an epic story! Best spy book I’ve ever read. Wish there was another book in the series.

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  • mr
  • 23-04-19

The series continues?

Loved the third book in this series. Extended many a dog walk waiting by listening to another chapter. Narrator better than book 2.

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The kremlin,s candidate

Plus excellent! Good story. Probably many truisms. Probably still happening. Putin types never change a nor does a leopard change lets spots.

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  • Miles
  • Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
  • 11-03-19

An excellent conclusion to an excellent series

The Kremlin's Candidate continues where the Palace of Treason finished with just enough detail of the back story to remind the reader of what has happened in the past. The main characters are well developed and the plot twists are strong and often unpredictable. The series has been one of my favourites on Audible and I hope Jason Matthews is working on something new?

The only reason I gave the book four stars was because of the unnecessary and irritating recipes at the end of each chapter. I just don't understand why. The author works hard to build the tension in a chapter and then like a TV ad breaks, inserts a recipe for a cheese omelette or kale smoothie. Why? Why? Why?

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Brilliant

Please please ditch the recipes. Such a waste of time and space. Awful idea honestly.

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  • John
  • 09-10-18

Annoying gimmick

Inserting a recipe at the end of each chapter is an annoying gimmick made worse listening to the audio book. Spoiled the whole book

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  • Safjoe
  • 29-07-18

Brilliant writing craft!

A fitting end to a great trilogy. Sad ending but such is the nature of the fiction and the not so fictional, real world reality, that the entire story is modelled on. I look forward to day I get to meet my own blue eyed dancer with planetary resolve, animal intentions, an almost imperceptible limp, and warm hearted obsession. Dominika was indeed a lovely character to get to know.

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  • Julian
  • 21-05-18

Recipes are not necessary!

Great book, great story, great characters!! BUT, completely irrelevant recipes are not needed; especially when they dont even include quantities or any really meaningful cooking instructions.

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  • Marisia Robus
  • 07-04-18

Stunning conclusion to the trilogy

There were some aspects that were too similar to the other 2 books, like her wanting to get the Sparrow out but the Sparrow being murdered ..... again?
The end was very sad, but good book overall.
At least the narrator is good