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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amor Towles Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9780735288539
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More than half a million readers have fallen in love with the New York Times bestseller A Gentleman in Moscow

“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” —The Washington Post

“‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Eloise’ meets all the Bond villains.” —TheSkimm

“Irresistible . . . [an] elegant period piece . . . as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg.” —O, The Oprah Magazine


He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

“And the intrigue! . . . [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery . . . a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama.” —The San Francisco Chronicle Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nothing demonstrates the pleasures of audiobook listening better than a fine novel narrated with sensitivity and understanding…A gifted narrator, Nicholas Guy Smith captures scene and character with expressive shadings of voice and tone—a master performance that engages the listener from the start and illuminates Towles’ telling prose and subtle dialogue. In a season of outstanding novels, this one stands out…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “A book that inhales you into its seductively Gatsby-esque universe.”

    Town & Country

  • “Irresistible…[an] elegant period piece…as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.”

    Washington Post

  • “In all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “House arrest has never been so charming as in Towles’ second novel, an engaging thirty-year saga set almost entirely inside the Metropol, Moscow’s most luxurious hotel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] beguiling portrait of a Russian count who lives large while under permanent house arrest in a Moscow hotel.”

    BookPage

  • “And the intrigue!…[A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery…a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A BookPage Top Pick for September 2016
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for September 2016
  • Finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Libro.fm Audio Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louanne | 4/25/2017

    " While this was well narrated, the plot was slow moving. I dd not listen to the entire book. "

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About the Author
Author Amor Towles

Amor Towles was born and raised near Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University and received an MA in English from Stanford University. For many years a principal at an investment firm in Manhattan, he now devotes himself full time to writing. His first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller.

About the Narrator

Nicholas Guy Smith, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a highly rated and diverse voice-over actor who has been heard in feature films, television commercials, and video games. He has voiced characters for Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal, and the Cartoon Network.