The Rasputin File by Edvard Radzinsky audiobook

The Rasputin File

By Edvard Radzinsky
Translated by Judson Rosengrant
Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Random House Audio
22.43 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781524722357

From the bestselling author of Stalin and The Last Tsar comes The Rasputin File, a remarkable biography of the mystical monk and bizarre philanderer whose role in the demise of the Romanovs and the start of the revolution can only now be fully known. For almost a century, historians could only speculate about the role Grigory Rasputin played in the downfall of tsarist Russia. But in 1995 a lost file from the State Archives turned up, a file that contained the complete interrogations of Rasputin’s inner circle. With this extensive and explicit amplification of the historical record, Edvard Radzinsky has written a definitive biography, reconstructing in full the fascinating life of an improbable holy man who changed the course of Russian history. Translated from the Russian by Judson Rosengrant.

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Summary

Summary

From the bestselling author of Stalin and The Last Tsar comes The Rasputin File, a remarkable biography of the mystical monk and bizarre philanderer whose role in the demise of the Romanovs and the start of the revolution can only now be fully known. For almost a century, historians could only speculate about the role Grigory Rasputin played in the downfall of tsarist Russia. But in 1995 a lost file from the State Archives turned up, a file that contained the complete interrogations of Rasputin’s inner circle. With this extensive and explicit amplification of the historical record, Edvard Radzinsky has written a definitive biography, reconstructing in full the fascinating life of an improbable holy man who changed the course of Russian history. Translated from the Russian by Judson Rosengrant.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[N]o reader can come away from [this] biography without a powerful impression of the charm and charisma of the semi-literate bearded peasant from Siberia. The Economist
[G]ripping...a story almost Tolstoyan in its complexities and ironies. The New York Times Book Review
“With his fluid baritone, Edoardo Ballerini gives a splendid reading of this work by Russian playwright Radzinsky…Ballerini gives this translation an expressive, sometimes spritely, reading. He executes the narrative and the quotations in the same voice and is adroit with foreign languages, including Russian…This production is a satisfying listening experience for those who love history. AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Edvard Radzinsky

Author Bio: Edvard Radzinsky

Edvard Radzinsky is the author of Stalin and the New York Times bestseller The Last Tsar. He is a celebrated playwright and award-winning television personality.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 22.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English