In 1987, Alex Konevitch was thrown out of Moscow University for "indulging his entrepreneurial spirit." But by 1991, he was worth $300 million. On track to become Russia's wealthiest man, he makes one critical mistake: he hires the former deputy director of the KGB to handle his corporate security. And then his world begins to fall apart. Kidnapped, beaten, and forced to relinquish his business and his fortune, Alex and his wife escape to the United States, only to be accused by his own government of stealing millions from his business. With a mob contract out on his life and the FBI hot on his trail, Alex is a desperate man without a country-facing the ultimate sacrifice for the chance to build a new life for himself and his family.More
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Phenomenal, thrilling, mesmerizing
Yes, Scott Brick's narration brings the characters to life. He had me 'living' the story as he narrated. The narration turned this from a 2-dimensional read to a 3-dimensional experience. Mr. Brick is very gifted. He is able to bring the many personalities in the story to life in a way that - as you listen to him - you understand that this is what the author wanted you to to experience as you read his story.
Up Country by Nelson DeMille. Although it is fictionalized, it too is based on real life events that DeMille lived through. The substance of the book when combined with the superb narration puts you into the moment, allowing you to experience the terrain, the tension, the politics, the characters and the lives of the participants and victims of the war from all sides.
An unfair question, since the story is broader than just a character - but the top pick would be Alex.
Yes - there were many such moments. From the first escape scene in the restaurant to the final victory.
This book has gotten me hooked on Audible. I used to be an occasional listener. After hearing The Hunted and getting really moved by the story, I I began to buy more credits and also immediately bought a few hundred more hours of listening by responding to Audible email promotions.