- An Arkady Renko Novel
- Narrated by: Ron McLarty
- Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-04-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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The investigation leads to the fields of Tver outside of Moscow, where once a million soldiers fought. There, amidst the detritus, Renko must confront the ghost of his own father, a favorite general of Stalin's. In these barren fields, patriots and shady entrepreneurs, the Red Diggers and Black Diggers, collect the bones, weapons, and personal effects of slain World War II soldiers, and find that even among the dead there are surprises.
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By Susan on 11-28-10
Disappointed in the recorded book
I don't think Martin Cruz Smith is capable of writing a bad book. But between the abridgement and the narrator's inability to pronounce Arkady, I really hated this one. I couldn't wait for it to be over, For me, all the quirky magic of his writing was obliterated by a very poor production. His books aren't that long. Could it not have been unabridged and ready by someone else?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By carl801 on 07-04-07
Good Book, Bad Reader
I really have a problem with the narrator of an audiobook mispronounces words. In the case of this book, the mispronunciation happens to be the name of the protagonist, Arkady Renko, so you get to hear it every other line or so! It's ar-KAD-ee. It is most definitely not ARK-a-dee. You'd think the producer would get the simple things right, but I guess that's asking too much. I can't believe that Martin Cruz Smith actually listened to this recording.
6 of 10 people found this review helpful