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At first, the case of the bodies found in a Moscow park looked straightforward: a "troika", probably three on a bottle, drunk together and then frozen to death together in the brutal Russian night. But Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko hits a sharp and complicated turn with the arrival of the KGB's Pribluda. Suddenly, his access to a routine investigation is blocked. Why?
©1981 Martin Cruz Smith; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC
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"Brilliant...One of the best books of the season." (Associated Press)
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By IVAL on 03-22-12

Still the BEST

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I first read this book 20 + years ago and fell in love with Arkady Renko and MartinCruz Smith. At that time I read every book in the series. Now all these years later I discovered thru Audible, there were MORE Arkady Renko books! I bought them all and loved listening to them, especially Wolves Eat Dogs. Not ready to let go, I decided to reread, via audio, the earlier books, beginning with Gorky Park. It bowled me over yet again! It is even more rich, stark, gorgeous, shattering, gripping, satisfying, disturbing, elating, and just overall wonderful than I remember it. And the narrator, with his spare unadorned delivery is perfect for Renko's tone of mixed despair and irony. Anyone lucky enough to be meeting this character and narrator for the first time is in for a spectacular treat!!!

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By Robert Price on 08-19-12

Loved the story but hated the narration

Would you try another book from Martin Cruz Smith and/or Henry Strozier?

I love Martin Cruz Smith books and especially Gorky Park

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Henry Strozier?

I hated the narration by Henry Strozier. It is a pity that Henry did not find out the correct pronunciation for the Russian words he was using. I cringed. After living in Moscow for time I felt like he sounded like a tourist - destroying the Russian language. I also felt that he could have given more life to the characters. He sounded as if he was just reading the book rather than reading it to an audience.

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