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TATIANA Arkady Renko, Book 8

by | Read by Henry Strozier

Fiction • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Sometimes the whole can be less than the sum of its parts, and that holds true with Henry Strozier's narration of this novel. Arkady Renko, senior investigator for Very Important Cases, returns for the eighth time in Smith's latest Russian police procedural. Many parts of Strozier's narration are superb; he doesn't create a pseudo Russian accent, he pronounces Russian names clearly, he uses a light tenor for female voices that works well, and he keeps the different characters' voices distinct. But the narration doesn't coalesce into a convincing delivery. The fatalism and bleakness of Smith's Russia don't manifest clearly, and the pacing occasionally seems sluggish. This is a great addition for fans of the Renko series, but newcomers may want to start with earlier books, like the stellar GORKY PARK. M.L.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2014]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9781442364363 $29.99 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 9781442364370 $19.99

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2013

CD ISBN 978-1-4703-6455-7 $77.75 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4906-0334-6 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4703-6457-1 $70.00

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