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Author: Anthony Marra Narrator: Beata Poźniak, Mark Bramhall, Rustam Kasymov Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781101924716
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art. This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking. A 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recount their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining town. Two pairs of brothers share a fierce, protective love. Young men across the former USSR face violence at home and in the military. And great sacrifices are made in the name of an oil landscape unremarkable except for the almost incomprehensibly peaceful past it depicts. In stunning prose, with rich character portraits and a sense of history reverberating into the present, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a captivating work from one of our greatest new talents. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As in his acclaimed novel, Marra finds in Chechnya an inspiration for his uniquely funny, tragic, bizarre, and memorable fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Powerful…strikingly reimagines nearly a century of changes in Russia. [T]he book’s brilliance and humor are laced with the somber feeling that the country is allergic to evolution.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The collection feel[s] more like a multifaceted novel than a set of stories. A portrait of a country touched by loss, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.”

    BuzzFeed.com

  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Awesome New Books You Need to Read This Fall
  • An Indie Next List Pick for October 2015
  • A Washington Post Best Audiobook of 2015
  • A 2015 New York Times Book Review Notable Book
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2015
  • Shortlisted for the 2018 Simpson Family Literary Prize

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About the Author

Anthony Marra is the author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, which won the National Book Critics Circle’s inaugural John Leonard Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction, and the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and it appeared on over twenty best-of-the-year lists. His novel was a National Book Award long list selection as well as a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and France’s Prix Medicis. He received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where he teaches as the Jones Lecturer in fiction.

About the Narrators

Beata Pozniak - wyrózniona przez Washington Post za nagranie najlepszego audiobooka roku w USA, dzieki czemu zostala nie tylko pierwsza Polka, ale pierwsza nieanglojezyczna aktorka, które zatrudnilo n ajwieksze anglojezyczne wydawnictwo literackie na swiecie – Penguin Random House. Za „Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead” Olgi Tokarczuk i “The Light in Hidden Places” zdobyla prestizowe nagrody Earphones Awards. Otrzymala 5 nominacji do Voice Arts Awards, m.in. za „Libretto for the Desert”. W Polsce zadebiutowala w “Zycie Kamila Kuranta”, a w USA u Olivera Stone’a w wielooskarowym filmie “JFK” grajac zone Gary’ego Oldmana. Pamietana jest z teatru tv grajac Ofelie w “Hamlecie we wsi Glucha Dolna” (Zlota Setka Teatru TV) czy z seriali: “Kroniki Mlodego Indiana Jones”, “Zlotopolscy”, “Melrose Place”, czy tez “Babylon 5” gdzie zagrala Kobiete Prezydenta swiata. W USA zaproponowala wprowadzenie ustawy obchodzenia Dnia Kobiet za co zostala wyrózniona przez Burmistrza Los Angeles i w Kongresie USA.

Mark Bramhall has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, more than thirty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has repeatedly been named by AudioFile magazine and Publishers Weekly among their “Best Voices of the Year.” He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.