The Suitcase

  • by Sergei Dovlatov
  • Narrated by Maxim Vitorgan
  • 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Suitcase is an intensely human, delightfully ironic novel from "the finest Soviet satirist to appear in English since Vladimir Voinovich." Sergei Dovlatov's subtle, dark-edged humor and wry observations are in full force in "The Suitcase" as he examines eight objects - the items he brought with him in his luggage upon his emigration from the U.S.S.R.

These seemingly undistinguished possessions, stuffed into a worn-out suitcase, take on a riotously funny life of their own as Dovlatov inventories the circumstances under which he acquired them, occasioning a brilliant series of interconnected tales: A poplin shirt evokes the bittersweet story of a courtship and marriage, while a pair of boots (of the kind only the Nomenklatura can afford) calls up the hilarious conclusion to an official banquet.

Some driving gloves - remnants of Dovlatov's short-lived acting career - share space with neon-green crepe socks, reminders of a failed black-market scam. And in curious juxtaposition, the belt from a prison guard's uniform lies next to a stained jacket that once belonged to Fernand L├ęger. This audiobooks is narrated by the famous Russian actor Maxim Vitorgan, in Russian.

Please note: this audiobook is in Russian.

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The narrator is horrendous.

The prose is marred by an awful narrator. The inflections, the 'voices' ... Pompous and false.
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- JCL

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2017
  • Publisher: Dialar Navigator