Summary

A high government official is shot on the street, and the hunt for the killer begins. The search leads all over the world, netting a series of suspects whose only connection is their innocence - at least of this crime. But The Case of Comrade Tulayev, the best novel about the Stalinist purges, is also a classic tale of risk and adventure that stands beside For Whom the Bell Tolls. It is a masterpiece, now available again after 30 years.
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5 out of 5 stars
By harveyjx on 15-05-18

Tremendous

A dazzling journey through the human soul and the madnesses of Stalinism. The effortless of Serge’s style and his conjuring of character, thought, hope and suffering translate beautifully to this reading which is both taut and languid. A book to be enjoyed many times and yet it’s true purpose is to stand in witness not to entertain. We salute you Victor.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sasha on 23-12-12

Enthralling!

Finally, after thirty years, it is available and it is essential to anyone who wants to know about Stalin and what happened during that period. It is also an interesting book written very well, which keeps the listener enthralled, but what makes it even more exciting is knowing that you are reading about history at the same time.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bluestramp on 18-07-13

Look behind stage at Russian "Trial"

I was referred to this story by Christopher Hitchens and gave it a shot. It was dark and well written but sad in its overall cold war conclusions. Hitchens was one of our true intellectuals and that's what sold me on the book. Historically, a must read if you are interested in Russian history and a nation based on lies. Lot's of history behind Victor Serge a revolutionary worth knowing about.

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4 out of 5 stars
By M. Murphy on 16-06-18

Awesome Story But Needs A Spoiler Alert!!!

I loved this book! It tells an ironic tail of descent into hell paved with good intentions and how absolute power corrupts absolutely. Something we might need to be reminded of in these current times. The only reason I didn't give it full marks was because the opening forward gave away the entire book! My recommendation would be to skip the first chapter, listen to the entire book, and then go back to the forward.

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