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Summary

The sequel to Eye of the Red Tsar. It is 1939. Facing the secret threat of Nazi Germany, Stalin has placed his hopes on the F-34 tank, a 30-ton steel monster known as the 'Red Coffin' to those men who will soon be using it. But the design is not yet complete. And when the weapon's secretive and eccentric architect is found murdered, Stalin sends for Pekkala, his most trusted investigator. However, Pekkala is not the only one whose loyalty is divided....

©2011 Sam Eastland (P)2012 Audible, Ltd

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Totally enthralling from start to finish

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

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What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The true historical detail that is entwined with the fiction

What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

Steven Pacey is probably the VERY BEST narrator on Audible - Spot on with his accents, timing and annunciation. I would buy any book narrated by him.

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

The Red Coffin - all secrets are finally unearthed.

Any additional comments?

Very exciting fiction, combined with true historical facts. Steven Pacey is, as usual, superb to listen to.

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The Red Coffin

Really good series of books and excellently narrated by Mr Pacey. Well worth a punt if you like exotic historical who done its.

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Sam Eastland loses the plot

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Started off well enough, but the premise that one man, could drive a T34 inside a truck across western russia, and then drive across the Polish border in the T34 and this would prompt Germany to invade the Soviet Union, is too far fetched.

Germany that still does not have incorportaed the Skoda arms factories into the Reich, nor does it have a land border with Soviet Union. Unless of course Poland sides with Germany.

Stalin according to Sam Eastland is bending backwards to appease Hitler, so the Soviet union can prepare for war. This was true in 1941, after the fall of France, up until then the boot was on the other foot. The Red Army and Air force at this time are the strongest in the world. Far from a policy of apeasement, Stalin is fighting a proxy war against Germany in Spain and in 1940, moves into western Romania within striking distance the only oil fields Germany needs to fight the western allies. A move that confirms Hitlers belief that Soviet Union will strike against Germany soon.

Also the T34 cannot be driven and fought by one man, there are no seperate drivers and machinegunner compartments, the crew is not 5 but 4.

Has The Red Coffin put you off other books in this genre?

No