The Final Dawn

  • by Alice Catherine Carter
  • Narrated by Melanie Fraser
  • 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Joseph Stalin's early 1930s Russia, an entire class of people were at risk of exploitation. Valeyria and Alexei Yolkin were members of one such family.
It was a freezing day when the first Yolkin siblings turned on another. With the young children listening in fear below in the darkness, they heard their uncle Eduard giving orders to kill their mother and father. The only girl, Valeyria, aged just seven, had a sudden desire for revenge, it consumed her. She hated her uncle Eduard and she wanted him to die - by her hands, if she could.
But would her thirst for revenge lead her to her final dawn and cloud her judgement? Will she take it too far and turn on those she is supposed to love?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Thrilling tale.

This story grabbed me from the start. Set in Russia during World War II, this story is as cold as the landscape and just as harsh. Valeyria is shaped by events that happen in the opening scene and harbors a hatred that will never melt. No spoilers, but strap in for an afternoon and enjoy the ride.

As always, Melanie Fraser gives a stellar vocal performance that will have you drawn in from the start. I think this style of story is made for her voice.
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- TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer "Todd W. Brown"

Best Served Cold

Alice Catherine Carter’s "The Final Dawn" is a dark, straightforward story of revenge. Her tale of the quest for vengeance takes place over decades and the vast expanses of Russia. Carter does a god job of making you feel the cold of the steppes and the cold that can exist inside the human heart. If you’re looking for a quick read with strong themes, this will do.

The narrator, Melanie Fraser, was wonderful. I received this as a free Audible download in return for an honest review.
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- Claude P. Foster

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2015
  • Publisher: Alice Catherine Carter