Retail pak Random House Audio 1997
CS ISBN 0553478575 $23.95 Four cassettes
This richly evocative thriller takes listeners deep into post-Cold War Russia. There are conflicts surrounding cultural barriers between the New and Old Russians, alliances with American businesses and importation of European fashion, taste and greed. These lead to murder. Stephen Lang's authoritative baritone supports Gregori Nowek, the truth-seeking mayor who must solve the murder of wealthy Andrei Ryzkhov and two of Nowek's own militiamen. It is Lang's flexibility with accents and audible character traits (rasping or stuttering, for example) that bring the audiobook to life. Siberian Light puts a bright beam on the ambiguity of personal and political alliances in a time of national uncertainty. R.A.P. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 98]
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