• Lenin's Tomb

  • The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
  • By: David Remnick
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 29 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-01-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.6 (145 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this best-selling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism.
©2015 David Remnick (P)2015 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A moving illumination.... Remnick is the witness for us all." (The Wall Street Journal)
"An engrossing and essential addition to the human and political literature of our time." (The New York Times)
"The most eloquent chronicle of the Soviet empire's demise published to date.... It is hard to conceive of a work that might surpass it." (Francine du Plessix Gray, Washington Post Book World)
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By TS Bernstein on 05-20-16

Perfect

All around perfect literary experience. Remnick is a Titan of journalistic history on par with William Shirer. Utterly flawless. Highly recommended.

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By ESB on 11-23-17

Great Info, but Format Awkward

The information in the book is priceless. I learned a lot. However, the organization I hated. Was hard to follow who was speaking at times and how the book was organized. I am sure this is all compounded by it being an audible book. Audible would do itself a great service by adding to it a section where one could see a table of contents and maps/pics.

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By Shane on 05-30-16

Fascinating Topic Well Told

This book was phenomenal. It did a really good job of telling the story though the eyes of a reporter who was there, constantly weaving in personal anecdotes with societal events. The protagonist (the author) clearly has a few bones to pick with the USSR government (as he should) but still manages to be remarkably objective given that this was written so close to the historical events it describes.

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