Eye of the Red Tsar : Inspector Pekkala

  • by Sam Eastland
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • Series: Inspector Pekkala
  • 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first in a gripping new series of detective novels set at the birth of Stalin’s Russia.
It is the time of the Great Terror. Inspector Pekkala – known as the Emerald Eye – was the most famous detective in all Russia. He was the favourite of the Tsar. Now he is the prisoner of the men he once hunted. Like millions of others, he has been sent to the gulags in Siberia and, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, he is as good as dead. But a reprieve comes when he is summoned by Stalin himself to investigate a crime.
Pekkala’s mission: to uncover the men who really killed the Tsar and his family, and to locate the Tsar’s treasure. The reward for success will be his freedom and the chance to re-unite with a woman he would have married if the Revolution had not torn them apart. The price of failure? Death.

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The Eye of The Red Tsar

This book is first class and from the very start you are propelled into the period of the time. I listen to my books when I walk to the shops or on my local forest and I just could not wait for a walk to come fast enough. If there is one small fault and that is although the book holds you from beginning to the end, the end is a bit weak.
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- Amazon Customer David Hand

This story gripped me from the beginning.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Characters finely drawn with broad brush strokes confidently defining a difficult time in Russian history. Brilliantly told, and held me captivated by the strength of the story.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Eye of the Red Tsar?

The description of the railway station where he was held, having been discovered as the eye of the tzar. The cold and cruelty described took my breath away. I froze in what I was doing to listen.


What does Steven Pacey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His voice, his accent, his persuasion to lead you on in the story. Riveting.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me cry, and wonder.


Any additional comments?

A beautiful book.

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- Desiree Pennington

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios