This the second book of a trilogy. I couldn’t find the first audiobook but watched the movie (Child 44) and I ‘ve found it very interesting (there are no homicides in paradise! i.e. Stalin’s Russia). The story is quite catching even a bit surreal and it provides an ample explanation of the sociological climate in Russia before and after the “the secret speech”...Continua
Tra questo e Bambino 44 é una dura lotta su quale sia più coinvolgente .....consigliato !
pensavo che fosse legato, in qualche modo, alla trama di "Bambino 44" che ho trovato veramente stupendo.Il legame esiste ma solo nel personaggio principale. Un thriller anche questo? Si ma senza la forza di coinvolgimento e la tensione di ""bambino44".Potevo risparmiarmelo.......Continua
This book is exactly what the cover says, "If it's thrills you're after, this book delivers." Right, it's a really thrilling page-turner, though you'd better overlook the implausible plot (sending Leo all over the place with no convincing reason) and the lousy character development (cold-blooded killers suddenly turning sentimental?).
OK, to be fair, as a thriller The Secret Speech is not bad at all. The only reason why it's been criticized widely is that it's a sequel to Child 44, a true masterpiece. It's always unfortunate being a sequel to a stunning debut......Continua