Child 44 a novel

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Published:
Santa Ana, CA : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, 2008.
Format:
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781415954539, 1415954534

Notes

General Note
Downloadable audio file.
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Participants/Performers
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris.
Description
A propulsive, relentless page-turner. A terrifying evocation of a paranoid world where no one can be trusted. A surprising, unexpected story of love and family, of hope and resilience. Child 44 is a thriller unlike any you have ever read. "There is no crime." Stalin's Soviet Union strives to be a paradise for its workers, providing for all of their needs. One of its fundamental pillars is that its citizens live free from the fear of ordinary crime and criminals. But in this society, millions do live in fear ... of the State. Death is a whisper away. The mere suspicion of ideological disloyalty--owning a book from the decadent West, the wrong word at the wrong time--sends millions of innocents into the Gulags or to their executions. Defending the system from its citizens is the MGB, the State Security Force. And no MGB officer is more courageous, conscientious, or idealistic than Leo Demidov. A war hero with a beautiful wife, Leo lives in relative luxury in Moscow, even providing a decent apartment for his parents. His only ambition has been to serve his country. For this greater good, he has arrested and interrogated. Then the impossible happens. A different kind of criminal--a murderer--is on the loose, killing at will. At the same time, Leo finds himself demoted and denounced by his enemies, his world turned upside down, and every belief he's ever held shattered. The only way to save his life and the lives of his family is to uncover this criminal. But in a society that is officially paradise, it's a crime against the State to suggest that a murderer--much less a serial killer--is in their midst. Exiled from his home, with only his wife, Raisa, remaining at his side, Leo must confront the vast resources and reach of the MGB to find and stop a criminal that the State won't admit even exists.
Additional Physical Form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System Details
Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.
System Details
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, T. R., & Boutsikaris, D. (20112008). Child 44: a novel. Unabridged. Santa Ana, CA : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smith, Tom Rob and Dennis. Boutsikaris. 20112008. Child 44: A Novel. Santa Ana, CA : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Smith, Tom Rob and Dennis. Boutsikaris, Child 44: A Novel. Santa Ana, CA : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 20112008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smith, Tom Rob., and Dennis Boutsikaris. Child 44: A Novel. Unabridged. Santa Ana, CA : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 20112008.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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