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The Child Thief

The Child Thief - Dan  Smith, Nigel Carrington imageAudibleheadphones_icon_1

Many episodes reminded me of Enemy at the Gate...


Turbulent times of a fateful and tragic historical events in Western Ukraine at the beginning of the 1930s.

[a:Dan Smith|3087795|Dan Smith|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1296651456p2/3087795.jpg] knows exactly how to keep his readers on the edge of their seats.

For sure a thrilling and gripping story, not only for fans of historical fiction. The main figure, Luka, a veteran of the First World War and the Russian Civil War, a former solder and now a farmer, struggles to make ends meet, keep his family alive at threat of impending famine and a forced collectivization by Soviets, has to face a new unexpected danger.

I didn't expect this historical novel to turn into a brilliant thriller with a main focus on two men playing a cat-and-mouse game.

I don't know how healthy such read is for my mental condition. But I swear, I've never wanted to wiped off the face of the earth so many characters at once. (I counted at least 4 ). No, not wiped off. SLAUGHTER. If I only could!..image

It is why I stay a bit reserved with my full stars rating. I just didn't buy the transformation of one of those characters at the very end. Not him. Too good to be true. But it would have been nice this way if...

The narrator, [a:Nigel Carrington|180475|Nigel Carrington|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-632230dc9882b4352d753eedf9396530.png], did a good job. Highly recommended as an audiobook.