Death of a Dissident : Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov

  • by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Narrated by John McLain
  • Series: Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov
  • 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Victims
An unscrupulous cab driver. The killer's own frightened wife. Most troublesome of all, an outspoken dissident, watched closely by the KGB, whose trial had been set for the very next day.
The Weapons
A heavy iron-headed hammer. A rusty, antiquated sickle. And a broken vodka bottle.
The Cops
Tkach, who seduces suspects into confessing with his apparent innocence. Karpo, a bit of a Tartar, a bit of a vampire, a stolid saint of the Soviet faith. And Rostnikov, their leader, who almost wishes the investigation won't turn out to be too simple. Before the case is over, Rostnikov will remember that wish and regret it.

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Customer Reviews

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Narration is a heartbreaker

Although I love the written series, the narration of this recorded book is painful. John McLain's characters have a host of accents. Most of the minor characters speak with Russian accents. The main characters speak with American accents.

The final insult is the pronunciation of Sasha Tkach's name as "Catch".

I am trying to listen to the end, but may not suceed.
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- Laurel

Mystery with a USSR/Russian Twist

I am really enjoying this series. Each book now is like visiting my friend, Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov. I'm on book 8 of the series and enjoy the mysteries with the unique environment of the USSR/Russian system.
Sometimes navigating the system safely can be almost as tricky as solving the mystery.
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- sandra b

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-15-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios