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    • Red Square

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Arkady Renko has returned to Moscow from his exile in the darkest reaches of the Soviet Union. He is reinstated as an Investigator in the Moscow Militsiya, only to find the home he once knew so well is crumbling under a new world order - the Russian mafia. After the brutal murder of a black-market banker, Renko finds himself wrapped in the rich, ruthless and highly powerful underworld of the new elite. The case will take Renko on an international journey that will lead him to someone he thought was lost to him forever - defector Irina Asanova.

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Gorky Park

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Three bodies found frozen in the snow. And the hunt for the killer begins.... A triple murder in Moscow’s famous Gorky Park amusement centre rocks the capital - three corpses found in the snow, so badly mutilated that their identities can’t be verified. Chief investigator Arkady Renkofrom of the Moscow police takes the case. Renko is a brilliant investigator - dangerously so. Now, to identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI and the police - and stay alive doing it.... 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant story spoiled - what a disappointment

    • By Lovemykindle on 07-05-19

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    • The Girl from Venice

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Cenzo is a world-weary fisherman determined to sit out the rest of the war. He's happy to stay out of the way of the SS, quietly going about his business of fishing in the lagoons of Northern Italy. Then one night, instead of pulling in his usual haul, Cenzo fishes a young woman out of the canal. Guilia is an Italian Jew who has managed to escape capture and is determined to find her family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable and unconvincing as a story and a performance.

    • By Sian Griffiths on 13-04-18

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Polar Star

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Arkady Renko, former chief investigator of the Moscow town prosecutor's office, made too many enemies and lost the favour of his party. After a self-imposed exile in Siberia, Renko toils on the 'slime line' of a factory ship in the Bering Sea. But when an adventurous Georgian woman comes up with the day's catch, the signs of murder are undeniable. Up against the Soviet bureaucracy in a complex international web, Renko must again become the obsessed, dedicated cop he once was. And in doing so, he discovers much more than he bargained for.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Class

    • By Client d'Amazon on 13-05-19

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Havana Bay

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Former Inspector for the Moscow Militsiya, Arkady Renko, is summoned to Cuba to identify a liquefying corpse, dragged from the oily waters of Havana Bay. Renko finds himself in a decaying country, the final recess of Communism - a place where Russia is despised, exotic rituals take precedence and unexpected danger meets bewildering contradictions. After a harrowing experience that has left Renko on the verge of suicide, this new mystery leads him on a trail of deceit that reaches international proportions and gives him a reason to relish his own life again.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Another book spoileed by the narrator/performer

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-05-19

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Tatiana

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Renko still delivers a satisfying read

    • By Roderic on 05-01-14

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Stallion Gate

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In a New Mexico blizzard, four men cross a barbed-wire fence at Stallion Gate to select a test site for the first atomic weapon. They are Oppenheimer the physicist, Groves the general, Fuchs the spy. The fourth man is Sergeant Joe Pena, a hero, informer, fighter and musician. These four men - and a cast of soldiers, roughnecks and scientists - will change history forever.

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Rose

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    He opened his eyes as she stepped into the bath. She had lit a lamp but turned the wick low. She was black with silvery glints of mica, and her hair was twisted up and pinned. She washed with a sponge and cloth, watching in a full-length mirror not in admiration but because fine coal dust had insinuated itself completely into the pores of her skin. As she washed she progressed from ebony to blue, and from blue to olive, like a watercolour turning to a lighter colour....

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Nightwing

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When an unhappy, aging shaman invokes the Hopi god of death in an effort to bring the world to an end, those around him are sceptical. Then they discover his body, mutilated and bloody, and other similarly disfigured bodies begin to appear. Horses, sheep, cattle - no living thing is safe. But the cause of these horrifying deaths remains unclear.... Enter a young Duran, called back to the reservation to investigate. Duran immediately recognises the significance of the shaman's spell, and, with the help of two scientists, he works to combat the supernatural scourge.

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Gypsy in Amber

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    When a girl's body, neatly sliced into six individual pieces, is discovered at the scene of an automobile accident, the driver is posthumously accused of her murder. Roman Grey, an expert in gypsy antiques and former friend to the driver, is drawn in to investigate. While desperate to avoid the sorcery and dark magic he knows would be invoked in an all-out confrontation between the police and New York's gypsy community, he is nonetheless determined to unearth the truth about the murder - no matter the cost....

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Canto for a Gypsy

    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The priceless Royal Crown of Hungary was on display in St Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Guarded by many, including the NYPD and the gypsy, Roman Grey - a heist was impossible. But it happened, and murder, mayhem and all hell broke loose....

    Regular price: £14.39