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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (887 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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In this final volume of a towering work that is both literary masterpiece and living memorial to the untold millions of Soviet martyrs, Solzhenitsyn's epic narrative moves to its astounding and unforseen climax. We now see that this great cathedral of a book not only commemorates those massed victims but celebrates the unquenched spirit of resistance that flickered and then burst into flame even in Stalin's special camps.

Of the Archipelago as a whole, Le Monde has said: It is the epic of our times. An epic is always the creation of an entire people, written by the one person who has the creative power and the genius to become the spokesman for his nation. And in this work, we hear a people speaking through the impassioned, intrepid, ironic, furious, lyrical, brutal, and often tender voice of the narrator.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troydooley | 10/23/2013

    " An epic read! I found his use of multiple genres to make a point and bring clarity equally incredible as others such as Primo Levi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Nicolaou | 10/13/2013

    " Shocking but true and did Mr. Aleksandr pay a price for writing this book. Historically a lot of us are left in the dark. It takes a lot of courage like this to tell the truth and tell people to stop denying facts. A very sad but true novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tommy Powell | 10/16/2012

    " I'm not sure how good the abridgement is... but the story is stark and gripping; what a different world from the one I know. This book has really enticed me to learn more about Russian history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/3/2005

    " This isn't a particularly fun read, but it's an immensely important manuscript in the context of 20th century history. I would recommend doing some historical research before diving into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Allen | 4/29/2004

    " Been waiting a long time to start this book. Haunting and beautiful so far "

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About the Author

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008) was born in Kislovodsk, Russia. A twice-decorated captain in the Soviet Army, he was stripped of his rank, arrested, and convicted for privately criticizing Stalin in 1945. Exiled from the USSR in 1974, he eventually settled in the United States before returning to his homeland twenty years later after the Soviet system had collapsed. Among his acclaimed works are the novels One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and The First Circle. His literary awards include the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Medal of Honor for Literature.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.