The Secret Speech

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Publisher Description

Tom Rob Smith-the author whose debut, Child 44, has been called "brilliant" (Chicago Tribune), "remarkable" (Newsweek) and "sensational" (Entertainment Weekly)-returns with an intense, suspenseful new novel: a story where the sins of the past threaten to destroy the present, where families must overcome unimaginable obstacles to save their loved ones, and where hope for a better tomorrow is found in the most unlikely of circumstances . . .
The Secret Speech

Soviet Union, 1956. Stalin is dead, and a violent regime is beginning to fracture-leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. A secret speech composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant. Its promise: The Soviet Union will change.

Facing his own personal turmoil, former state security officer Leo Demidov is also struggling to change. The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his part in the death of their parents. They are not alone. Now that the truth is out, Leo, Raisa, and their family are in grave danger from someone consumed by the dark legacy of Leo's past career. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance.

From the streets of Moscow in the throes of political upheaval, to the Siberian gulags, and to the center of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest, The Secret Speech is a breathtaking, epic novel that confirms Tom Rob Smith as one of the most exciting new authors writing today.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
NARRATOR
DB
Dennis Boutsikaris
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
11:12
hr min
RELEASED
2009
May 19
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
SIZE
554.7
MB

Customer Reviews

HellSpawn1970 ,

Could have been better

I was really looking forward to the release of The Secret Speech; I really enjoyed Child 44. Unfortunately, Secret Speech seems to have been bitten by the sequel bug. Although Dennis Boutsikaris (sp?) does a fine job reading, there's something missing: I think Child 44 was more intense than this. I read that there will be a third story featuring Leo Damidov. I'm hoping that Tom Rob Smith puts the intensity back in the new story.

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