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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, great perspective on life outside of the USA.
What did you like best about this story?
Great narrative; good storytelling.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
While it may be a little bias and it's clear the author has strong feelings I found it easy to get past that and enjoyed the book for what it was. Sure, there's some speculation but it's great to hear from a journalist living through history, a very disturbing history that most Americans and world citizens are probably oblivious too (I know I was/am). Very interesting listen and very engaging. All the more so, given current world events.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Masha Gessen is right on with her description of Vladimir Putin and his Regime as a gang of thugs. Hurray for her publicizing this important message which still hasn't gotten through to people at some institutions (IMF, EBRD, UN, World Bank, etc.).
My criticism is that she describes certain oligarchs (Berezovsky, Gusinsky, Khodorkovsky) as being honest businessmen who were wrongfully oppressed. Let's be honest - these oligarchs are no better than Putin himself.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
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