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Author: Martin Cruz Smith Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Arkady Renko Novels Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9780743596909
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Arkady Renko returns in a gripping mystery involving a kidnapped baby with a mysterious teenage mother, a murdered prostitute, police corruption, and as always, the complex, impenetrable landscape of modern-day Moscow.

Investigator Arkady Renko is back on the scene, with a whole new set of problems: his prosecutor keeps him without work, he’s struggling with the onset of middle age, and his friend Victor is arrested for public drunkenness. Zhenya, the fifteen-year-old chess prodigy whom Renko tries to parent, returns to the scene when he witnesses a shocking crime.

As always, Smith’s Three Stations is filled with intriguing, flawed characters and set in Moscow, a city so intricate and three-dimensional it’s practically a character itself. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Martin Cruz Smith knows his Russia. Every page reeks of Moscow: dirty snow, the stink of cigarette and vodka fumes, the cynicism and tasteless opulence of the mafia, the all-pervasive corruption.” 


  • “As always, Smith elevates a police procedural story to a taste of Russia, a glass of vodka poured quivering to the brim.” 

    Associated Press

  • New York Times Bestseller

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 5/13/2011

    " Had trouble feeling any emotional connections to the characters. Maybe it's because this is the first book I've read, so I don't know enough about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 4/11/2011

    " I have read all of the Detective Renko novels. I really like how Renko's character has developed over time, but the teenage chess genius, Zhenya, is becoming more and more of a reason why I can never pass on reading one of these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 4/4/2011

    " Latest Renko tale, good page turner and a quick airplane read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 3/24/2011

    " Three Stations wasn't as compelling as the previous Renko novels. However, it was still an enjoyable read and one I'd recommend if you're a fan of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 3/19/2011

    " I like the Arkady Renko character alot, even tho he's a bit off his stride in this one, but pretty good for a character that first appeared 30 years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George | 3/7/2011

    " A Arkady Renko Moscow detective novel. Escapist reading with out the intrigue of Gorky Park or Historical research of Rose, as a writer Martin Cruz Smith doesn’t advance ideas or characters of importance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy | 3/4/2011

    " There was so much potential here but he blows it all--it leaps about and no storyline is developed--VERY DISAPPOINTING from the man who wrote Gorky Park. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 2/28/2011

    " Arkady Renko, investigator with the Moscow Prosection Service is disillusioned with work and life. Then a strange new case sets his instincts on edge and he is drawn into the world of Moscow's super-rich and its dark underbelly. Short but satisfying. "

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

    " This is the second book that I have read in the series so far. It was interesting to see how main character remains being a hero after he looses his job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 2/21/2011

    " Another depressing story about Renko's travails with his friends and coworkers. As usual he solves the mystery but that was just the excuse for the character and background development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 2/18/2011

    " Not a bad read. It's one of a series of seven. It's a bit seedy and not for everyone. I think I read it on a plane which is just about right; nothing too earth shattering but it can hold your attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/13/2011

    " I can't get enough of Martin Cruz Smith and Arkady Renko. Not as involving as some of his other books, but still a delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soojan | 1/30/2011

    " I'm surprised how well Martin Cruz Smith described the young children and adolescent characters in this novel. They were heart-breaking at times, impish and fun-loving at other times...They are definitely memorable characters. "

About the Author

Author Martin Cruz Smith

Martin Cruz-Smith’s novels include Stalin’s Ghost, Gorky Park, Rose, December 6, Polar Star, and Stallion Gate. He is a two-time winner of the Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers and a recipient of Britain’s Golden Dagger Award. Currently, he lives in California.

About the Narrator

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning nine Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.