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Would you consider the audio edition of Bolshoi Confidential to be better than the print version?
I have never seen or read the print version, but I imagine this may have been even better. Brought to life by a quality narrator. I cannot tell you if any of the names/words were mispronounced, I don't speak Russian, but it made the story sound more atmospheric to me.
What did you like best about this story?
The variety. The strange beginning, the long history, arson, double suicide, dead cats being thrown, the Soviet Union springing into existence on the Bolshoi stage, the tales of dancers, unshaved armpits, a fine joke about the Soviet culture minister. Bring it on!
What about Dugald Bruce-Lockhart’s performance did you like?
Interesting, strong voice - kept up a nice pace. I'd listen to him narrate something else.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The extraordinary dedication of those involved with the Bolshoi despite astonishing events and horrors outside (and sometimes inside). It seems "The Show Must Go On".
Any additional comments?
This audiobook is probably something for ballet or theatre enthusiasts, althought I might be wrong - quite a story.