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by | Read by Ralph Cosham

Historical Fiction • 32 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Ralph Cosham offers a nuanced reading of Vollmann's new novel, an exploration of the twentieth-century cultures of Russia and Germany. Cosham has a measured pace, and a voice that is both intimate and distant, which he uses to excellent effect in this complex book about individuals (real and fictional) caught up in the machinations of giant authoritarian regimes. The scenes that Vollmann creates seem like a written version of a massive Eastern Bloc military display--stunning and otherworldly. Given Cosham's fine performance, your liking for the results will depend entirely on your taste for Vollmann's writing, which is refracted and atmospheric. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-1319-9 $175.90 • Twenty-three cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1320-5 $160.00 • Twenty-five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1321-2 $44.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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