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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael White Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781400184309
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Sevastopol, 1942. As the might of the German army threatens to engulf the Soviet Union, a brave, young Red Army sniper named Tat’yana Levchenko becomes a national hero. But who is this beautiful assassin? To the Soviets, she is a refined poet and weapon of destruction with 300 enemy kills to her name—a dedicated soldier whose skill and courage have rallied a motherland on the brink of despair. To the Americans, she is a Red Communist with movie-star good looks who is championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt—a reminder of Soviet suffering and a symbol of the vital need to defeat the Nazis.

Invited to the United States at the behest of the White House, Tat’yana sets off on a whirlwind tour with the first lady. Amid the curious crowds, rumors begin to swirl that Tat’yana is a spy, a pawn of politicians and propagandists battling for power and control. But before suspicions can be confirmed, the Soviet soldier vanishes. It will be more than fifty years before a resourceful correspondent uncovers the truth, and the full story of the beautiful assassin is finally told.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 1/20/2014

    " yeah, yeah, she's a beautiful mommy WWII sniper. The opening parry between her and a Nazi sniper over several days was great. Then, blech. Didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/9/2014

    " Enjoyable book. A nice mix of war, spies, Russia, US, and love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 12/22/2013

    " Good book, well written with many interesting characters. The ending was a bit hurried and not as well executed as I had hoped, but nonetheless an interesting book on the relationship of the U.S. and the Soviets. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 12/12/2013

    " Not to me. 0 of 10 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/3/2013

    " Interesting novel set from the Russian perspective prior to the US involvement in WWII. Involves interesting relationships with Eleanor Roosevelt and others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 3/18/2013

    " A book well worth reading with strong characters & a great story. I would definitely recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaigham | 3/7/2013

    " One of those interesting "what if" historical novels. Solid writing from Michael White, just like in Soul Catcher. Enjoyed the first 3/4ths of the book much more than the last 1/4th. Ending seemed rushed and slapped together with none of the care, detail and engagement of the first few chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hybridmobile | 2/9/2013

    " A little slow to start. Once she got to America, it picked up. Makes you reflect on how we act here, and gives insight to what others think of us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Novia Raihanah | 10/6/2012

    " an addictive read. Made me regret having dropped history in sec 2. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kati Quill | 2/23/2012

    " By far one of the best books I've ever read. I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed seeing WW2 from a Soviet female sniper's perspective. I can't believe I found this book in the dollar store, of all places! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Florence | 6/25/2011

    " This historical fiction starts out very strong and would have been a 4 star for me but about 3/4 through it started to become very repetitive. It seemed as though the author was trying to be every genre and trying to appeal to every type of reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suba | 5/26/2011

    " Kudos to Tat'yana.. Very brave and revolutionary character of the world war era.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 5/9/2011

    " A really interesting story that held my interest day and night, and extremely well-written. One of my all-time favourites, I reckon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Florence | 2/27/2011

    " This historical fiction starts out very strong and would have been a 4 star for me but about 3/4 through it started to become very repetitive. It seemed as though the author was trying to be every genre and trying to appeal to every type of reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 8/23/2010

    " Well written first person perspective - novel based on a historical figure from the Second WW, a female sniper who in real life had 309 kills.
    Conveys some of the tragedy and intrigue surrounding the Russian front and the early years before the USA entered the war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/5/2010

    " Interesting novel set from the Russian perspective prior to the US involvement in WWII. Involves interesting relationships with Eleanor Roosevelt and others. "

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