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by Michael Kitchen,Robert Harris

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ISBN:
0754002950
ISBN13:
978-0754002956
Author:
Michael Kitchen,Robert Harris
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Chivers Audio Books; Unabridged edition (January 1, 2000)
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4.3

Robert Harris is one of the finest "page-turner" authors you will ever read. He has a real knack for increasing both brain cell activity as well as the pulse rate, and Archangel is another book in the slowly increasing Harris titles that will absolutely keep you up late turning the last 100 pages

Robert Harris is one of the finest "page-turner" authors you will ever read. He has a real knack for increasing both brain cell activity as well as the pulse rate, and Archangel is another book in the slowly increasing Harris titles that will absolutely keep you up late turning the last 100 pages. It is difficult to speak about the plot without giving away too much. Basically, a historian, well passed his glory years, stumbles upon the possibility of a very valuable and reputation-saving diary left by the Man of Steel himself, Joseph Stalin.

Archangel is a novel by Robert Harris set in modern Russia. It was published in 1998 and adapted for television by the BBC in 2005

Archangel is a novel by Robert Harris set in modern Russia. It was published in 1998 and adapted for television by the BBC in 2005. While attending a conference in Moscow, a historian named Christopher "Fluke" Kelso is met by an old man named Papu Rapava, who claims to have been present at the death of Joseph Stalin. Immediately after Stalin's death, Lavrenty Beria supposedly took measures to secure a black notebook, believed to be Stalin's secret diary

Robert Harris is the author of Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium and The Ghost, all of which were international bestsellers.

Robert Harris is the author of Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium and The Ghost, all of which were international bestsellers. He was born in Nottingham in 1957 and is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Narrated by: Michael Jayston. Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins.

Another very good Robert Harris book! Historical fiction with Joseph Stalin as the main character

Another very good Robert Harris book! Historical fiction with Joseph Stalin as the main character. From what I read about him Stalin makes Hitler look like Mr. Rogers.

You mean a Holiday Inn?'. Fluke, Fluke -' 'Listen, if we try to stay the night here, we'll end up staying the winter. Oh, come on, man, they have to send a snow plough, don't they? Surely? At some. At some point?' repeated Kelso. And there would have been another row if, just then, they hadn't rounded a curve and seen, above the snow-topped trees, a smudge of smoke. O'Brien stood in the doorway of the Toyota, leaning on the roof, staring ahead through his binoculars

Robert Harris is one of the finest "page-turner" authors you will ever read.

Na het uiteenvallen van de Sovjet-Unie reist historicus Fluke Kelso van Oxford naar Moskou voor een conferentie.

3 30 5 Author: Robert Harris Narrator: Michael Kitchen

3 30 5 Author: Robert Harris Narrator: Michael Kitchen. When historian Fluke Kelso learns of the existence of a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin he is determined to track it down, whatever the consequences. From the violent political intrigue and decadence of modern Moscow he heads north - to the vast forests surrounding the White Sea port of Archangel, and a terrifying encounter with Russia's unburied past.

When historian Fluke Kelso learns of the existence of a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin he is determined to track it down, whatever the consequences.

While in Moscow, historian Fluke Kelso is approached by someone claiming to have been present when Stalin died, but a simple check into the old man's story turns into a murderous chase into the dark forests of northern Russia near the White Sea port of Archangel.
Reviews:
  • Early Waffle
Kelso, an American historian, is set on the trail of a diary reputed to be Stalin's. A former guard at Stalin's Dacha the night he was murdered who was sent to the Gulag system directly after his boss, Beria was executed, gives Kelso an interview and tells what really happened on that night and the three days after while Stalin was dying. This proves fatal since a radical right-winged Russian group is also after the same information. They catch up with the guard before they get the diary. Kelso follows a few clues with the help of the guard's estranged daughter. When he finally finds it the contents are not what he expected. The diary is not really Stalin's. It is the diary of a young soviet girl who was hired to be a servant at Stalin's Dacha and which Stalin found delightfully attractive. Stalin has kept her diary as a keepsake after she was sent back to her home in rural Russia.
Kelso,now has anew mystery to solve. What was the girls real relationship to Stalin and where is she now? Kelso pairs up with a reporter who is also interested in the diary and the answers to the questions it poses. So, the two of them journey to the far off village in the north to find out. The hypothetical problem that is uncovered is truly chilling. The final scenes are exciting. Kelso and the reporter are chased by the right-wing group and then by a unit of Russian commandos. Why is everyone so interested in this serving girl? What implications for post-Stalin Russia does all of this have? I recommend that you find out. It'll be time well spent.
  • Mushicage
Synopsis: a historian, whose specialty is the Stalin era, goes to Moscow for a conference. There, he is accosted by an old man claiming to be Beria's former henchman and to have Stalin's secret diary; the old man disappears and is soon found dead. The historian goes searching for this missing diary, ultimately ending up in the city of Archangel, but what he slowly uncovers is a secret too bizarre for him. Through his search, he becomes associated with a megalomaniac, unprincipled, American journalist and the old man's daughter, who is a prostitute. At some point he realizes that he has been a catspaw all along.

I read this book shortly after seeing the movie and both versions have some advantages over the other. The advantages of the book are as follows: in the book, you really get a feeling for just what a total scumbag is the journalist; he would get a big story even if it meant the deaths of innocents. The second advantage is that the characters in the book state that the girl has a screw loose; this is important because it explains why her last, climactic, act is so un-Russian. The third, and what I believe is the surprisingly strong, transcendental, theme of the book (which makes it much more than just a mundane mystery book): the book's theme hammers into the reader that one should pay attention to history, that it is not just a boring, academic, enterprise. One HAS to be aware of history because history has a nasty habit of turning around and biting you in the ass.
  • Bladecliff
Robert Harris is one of the finest "page-turner" authors you will ever read. He has a real knack for increasing both brain cell activity as well as the pulse rate, and Archangel is another book in the slowly increasing Harris titles that will absolutely keep you up late turning the last 100 pages.

It is difficult to speak about the plot without giving away too much. Basically, a historian, well passed his glory years, stumbles upon the possibility of a very valuable and reputation-saving diary left by the Man of Steel himself, Joseph Stalin. As the historian, Fluke Kelso (what a great name for a has-been), begins to investigate, it becomes very clear that certain parities would much prefer if he let the matter rest. I can't tell you more; but the author really makes the most of this premise. Many figures from Russian history are brought to startling life.

Harris powers of description are really superb, and his images of Russia, especially rural, northern Russia, were so bleak and otherworldly I felt shivers. What I really love about Harris is not only are his story ideas enthralling and richly promising, his abilities as a writer back up the promise. How many books have you started because the story idea sounded great, only to find the author wasn't a good writer? Well, have no fear with Harris. His plotting and pace really make you feel like you are racing to the end, his characters are people you care about and oddly lasting in memory, and his historical research is really top notch.

I guarantee you will be thinking about the words of Zanaida Pupava, the legal student paying her way through law school by turning tricks in a "new Russia," long after you finish the book. -Mykal Banta
  • Gold as Heart
After reading "An Officer and a Spy," a 2014 bestseller, I set out to read everything I could find by British author, Robert Harris.. A couple were available from Talking Books for the disabled, some on Audible ,and some on Amazon Marketplace. "Archangel" was the hardest to find . I had to settle for abridged and cassettes but at a very acceptable price. This is a strance tale of an old town in Siberia, Stalin, and his son, most of which, I believe is as true as it is chilling. Dark and surprising to the very end. If you can read you'll have better luck with paperbacks. but not as much fun.
  • Granijurus
I believe that I have now read every book that Harris has written - including the non-fiction. But I haven't liked them all. Unlike most, I didn't care for Fatherland nor did I like Ghost very much. But I loved Enigma, the first of the Cicero books, and Pompeii. I didn't care that much for this book for the first two hundred pages but then the pace accelerated and it became gripping.

Reading through the other reviews I see that the native Russians were offended by the unflattering depiction of Russia. Sorry, but it seemed entirely plausible to me. I found that even though I was reding it in August, I kept piling on layers of clothing to fight the cold.

It's a real page turner. It takes a little while for it to build momentum but then it just grabs you and carries you through to the end.