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  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
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A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a lovely book, charming, entertaining, full of surprises

  • By Roberta Westwood on 2017-10-10

A book I will remember for a long time to come!

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Reviewed: 2019-04-26

I simply loved this book when I read it, savouring every delicate morsel. Now I am enjoying listening to it!