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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (190 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Victor Sebestyen Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781440775253
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Revolution 1989 by British journalist Victor Sebestyen is a comprehensive and revealing account of those dizzying days that toppled Soviet tyranny and changed the world. For more than 40 years, communism held eight European nations in its iron fist. Yet by the end of 1989, all of these nations had thrown off communism, declared independence, and embarked on the road to democracy. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald Churchill | 1/12/2014

    " This book is excellent. It is a well-written, well-researched account of the end of Communist rule in central and eastern Europe. Victor Sebestyen has plumbed the archives in many countries and has produced an informative, nuanced account of the end of the Soviet empire that is a joy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 12/17/2013

    " A terrific book to read after Anne Applebaum's The Crushing of Eastern Europe. Biographies of the actors in the multiple dramas of Eastern Europe and Russia are interwoven with the events leading up to the fall of the Soviet empire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 10/11/2013

    " Supremely readable history of the collapse of the Soviet Empire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 8/24/2012

    " Great read if you like History and have ever been curious about how the Warsaw Pact counties fell in such a short time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Freyja | 6/21/2012

    " I loved this book! It was written in an exciting, fast-paced style that made it extremely easy to read. I've read so many other non-fiction books that were dry, scholarly, dusty tomes and took forever to read. Not so with this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod Zemke | 2/6/2012

    " This was a fantastic book by a journalist that clearly explains the major forces contributing to the The Fall of the Soviet Empire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Flora | 10/4/2011

    " Great read. Insightful, fascinating. Easy to read and a book I'll be referring back to often. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald | 8/16/2010

    " This book is excellent. It is a well-written, well-researched account of the end of Communist rule in central and eastern Europe. Victor Sebestyen has plumbed the archives in many countries and has produced an informative, nuanced account of the end of the Soviet empire that is a joy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod | 7/21/2010

    " This was a fantastic book by a journalist that clearly explains the major forces contributing to the The Fall of the Soviet Empire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 1/28/2010

    " quite good synopsis of and description of the social pressures behind what happened in the 6 warsaw pact countries prior to the revolutions of 1989, from the long (but largely peaceful) march of solidarity in poland to the bloody overthrow of Ceausescu in Romania. "

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About the Narrator

Paul Hecht’s long career in audiobooks spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Hecht’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narrations.