A Gentleman in Moscow

A Novel
CD - unabridged
Audio (14 discs)
Product Number: DD25836
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780735288522
Narrator/s: Nicholas Guy Smith
Publisher: Penguin Group US
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"The book is like a salve. I think the world feels disordered right now. The count's refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we're longing for." -Ann Patchett "How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance." -The Washington Post He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility-a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. Soon to be a major television series starring five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh. "And the intrigue!...?A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery...? luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama." -The San Francisco Chronicle

Author(s): Amor Towles
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): Amor Towles
Narrator(s): Nicholas Guy Smith
Product Number Z100116142
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780735288553
Author(s): Amor Towles
Product Number EB00658810
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: #9780399564048

Professional reviews

"Nothing demonstrates the pleasures of audiobook listening better than a fine novel narrated with sensitivity and understanding. Amor Towles's second novel covers 40 years of Soviet history from the perspective of a genteel count--a "former person" in Communist orthodoxy--who is sentenced to house arrest in Moscow's famous Metropol Hotel. A gifted narrator, Nicholas Guy Smith captures scene and character with expressive shadings of voice and tone--a master performance that engages the listener from the start and illuminates Towles's telling prose and subtle dialogue. In a season of outstanding novels, this one stands out, and will make the listener eager to turn to Towles's celebrated first novel, RULES OF CIVILITY. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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