A Gentleman in Moscow

A Novel
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Author(s): Amor Towles
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
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Product Number: DD25836
Released: Sep 06, 2016
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ISBN: #9780735288522
Narrator/s: Nicholas Guy Smith
Publisher: Penguin Group US
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility, a novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel—a beautifully transporting novel. The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series "Perhaps the ultimate quarantine read . . . A Gentleman in Moscow is about the importance of community; the distance of a kind act; and resilience. It's a manual for getting through the days to come." —O, The Oprah Magazine 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.

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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
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Author(s): Amor Towles
Product Number EB00658810
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780399564048

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"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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