I really enjoyed this book! Well written and the fact that it was based on true events experienced by the author made it so much more real. What a scary world we live in...
What made the experience of listening to Red Notice the most enjoyable?
A very interesting listen great to see the rise and fall and what it's like doing business in such a place.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Bill explains his whole story very well right from the start and keeps you wanting to hear more
What about Adam Grupper’s performance did you like?
All the pace and tone is faultless and there are no further comments to make 15
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Such a sad story, but very well told.
I became aware of this book as a result of listening to a radio interview with the author. The author described such a shocking, incredulous and sad sequence of events that I felt that I had to read it, because surely this must be a work of fiction.
It isn't a work of fiction.
It's a story that needs to be told.
Thank you for telling it.
Excellent book which tells of Bill Browder's rise as a hedge fund manager in Russia followed by his exposure of corruption and fight for justice.
I really enjoyed this personal story.
I don't normally do non-fiction. But I am glad I listened to this. Bill Browder's account of his rise to business success is very compelling stuff in its own right. In the second half of the book, Browder's account of the forces of corruption lining up against him (aka the Russian government) and his carefully plotted survival strategy is really engrossing. It was one of those listens where you try to find yourself working out how quickly you can pick it up again. It runs out of steam a bit towards the end. But you are left totally surprised and horrified at the dark forces behind the daily headlines about life in Russia.Like the recent murder of Boris Nemtsov, it is difficult to imagine such things happening in the west. I am very glad I read this!
Would you listen to Red Notice again? Why?
Yes, so may different threads running through the book that I'm sure I'll want to make sure I didn't miss anything!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes - probably the quickest I've gone through an audio book
Any additional comments?
I knew about Browder through the coverage of the Magnitsky act and through a general interest in Russia post-privatisations. This book was so utterly fascinating. Up there with Freeland, Hoffman, Satter etc