Trans-Siberian Express

  • by Warren Adler
  • Narrated by Mark Sando
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Suspense, cold war style

What did you love best about Trans-Siberian Express?

I loved the setting of the train and that's all your going to get since I don't do review with spoilers.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Excellent story, keeps you interested from the start

Have you listened to any of Mark Sando’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but he is now on my list of narrators to watch for

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- The Lone Mopper

As thrilling as it was thought provoking.

What made the experience of listening to Trans-Siberian Express the most enjoyable?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

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.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

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- Nancy Williams

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-28-2016
  • Publisher: Stonehouse Productions