The Death of Achilles : Erast Fandorin

  • by Boris Akunin
  • Narrated by Paul Michael
  • Series: Erast Fandorin
  • 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1882, after six years of foreign travel and adventure, renowned diplomat and detective Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow in the heart of Mother Russia. His Moscow homecoming is anything but peaceful. In the hotel where he and his loyal if impertinent manservant Masa are staying, Fandorin's old war-hero friend General Michel Sobolev ("Achilles" to the crowd) has been found dead, felled in his armchair by an apparent heart attack. But Fandorin suspects an unnatural cause. His suspicions lead him to the boudoir of the beautiful singer, "not exactly a courtesan", known as Wanda. Apparently, in Wanda's bed, the general secretly breathed his last.

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"High-energy." (Booklist)

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Genuine Mystery

Excellent central characters. PartII is astonishingly well managed.
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- Angus Davis

Great Plot and Interesting Characters!

I loved this book. Book held my attention all the way through.

Excellent cast of characters. They range from villains to Russian royalty. For Example: Diplomat and detective Erast Fandorin returns from Japan with a man Japanesse servant. Fandorin incorporates Japanese techniques for concentration, exercises and fighting.

This is my first book by Russian author Boris Akunin. I am very impressed by the depth of the story. I will read more stories by this author.
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- Andrew Stone

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-16-2006
  • Publisher: Books on Tape