International intrigue and suspense on the world's longest and most exotic train ride.
During the bad old days of the Soviet Union, famous American cancer specialist Dr. Alex Cousins is sent by the president of the United States to Russia to prolong the life of the secretary general of the Politburo. While in Russia, Cousins learns that the Soviets plan to attack China.
Suspecting that he knows their secret, the Soviets send him home via the Trans-Siberian Express, which, they hope, will keep him silent until it is too late to stop the attack. On the train he meets a beautiful KGB agent who has been ordered to keep him under surveillance until the trip is over. The inevitable occurs as Cousins and the gorgeous Soviet agent transcend political implications and fall desperately in love.
This powerful love story will keep the listener transfixed and absorbed as the Trans-Siberian Express speeds its way across the vastness of Siberia.
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Suspense, cold war style
I loved the setting of the train and that's all your going to get since I don't do review with spoilers.
Excellent story, keeps you interested from the start
No, but he is now on my list of narrators to watch for
- The Lone Mopper
As thrilling as it was thought provoking.
I thought the narrator was excellent, with good pacing and excellent pronunciation of people and place names. Although there was a large cast of characters, not once did I get lost as to who was who. I really appreciated the fact the narrator didn't use accents as it meant that one could get completely absorbed in the story without the distraction of a changing voice.
I loved the exploration of moral questions and the contrast the author drew between the different cultures, ideologies and beliefs. Although the book was originally written nearly 40 years ago, I didn't once feel it was dated. I though the author explored the characters motivations with sensitivity and intelligence, without ever taking sides.
I don't want to give any spoilers but the best scene for me was when the train inspector came to arrest the person who had attacked a train worker. The moment between Gordorov and Ginsburg was wonderful and just felt right.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom
- Nancy Williams