Lenin's Tomb

  • by David Remnick
  • Narrated by Michael Prichard
  • 29 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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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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- TS Bernstein

One of the best books I've listened to on Audible

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lenin's Tomb?

There were several. The author's efforts to contact Kaganovich, descriptions of Magadan and Solzhenitsyn, the subtle underlying antisemitism, the origins of Mikhail Sergeyevitch, and more.

What about Michael Prichard’s performance did you like?

I thought it was superb. He was engaging and I always found myself wanting to keep listening.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not an extreme reaction, but I did have a considerably greater desire to keep listening

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- james

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio