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The secret speech

by Tom Rob Smith

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Published by Grand Central Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Secret service -- Soviet Union -- Fiction,
  • Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953 -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTom Rob Smith.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6119.M586 S43 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22679582M
    ISBN 109780446402408
    LC Control Number2008048329
    OCLC/WorldCa271812169

    I came across this series of books after listening to Agent 6 as a library download. Child 44 was thoroughly enjoyable and I immediately bought The Secret Speech. The narration here is awful though. Almost expressionless and with totally inappropriate pauses throughout. Next, time I’ll trust, my instincts after listening, to the sample. Get this from a library! The secret speech. [Tom Rob Smith] -- Soviet Union, Stalin is dead. With his passing, a violent regime isbeginning to fracture - leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. The.

    The Vory-v-zakone Leo Demidov's prime antagonist throughout The Secret Speech is the leader of a Russian criminal gang known as the vory. The vory, or more officially the vory-v-zakone, is a criminal organization that arose in the gulags during the Stalin time this group has morphed into a powerful international organization referred to as the Russian Mafia. The Secret Speech Tom Rob Smith, Author. Grand Central $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. Dad vs. Mum: PW Talks with Tom Rob Smith Buy this book .

    Get this from a library! The secret speech. [Tom Rob Smith] -- A new thriller set in the turmoil and upheaval of the post-Stalinist Soviet Union follows former state security officer Leo Demidov as he strives to protect his family from someone with a grudge. "The Secret Speech" doesn't quite measure up to its predecessor but it is a very good novel nonetheless. It examines the shockwaves that went through the USSR when Stalin was denounced to the 20th Party Congress by Nikita Khrushchev and Russians could contemplate the possibility of a relaxation of the police s:


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The 'secret speech' has been made by the new leader Nikita Khrushchev in a bid to put the violence and torture of Stalin's regime behind him and the country. This is good news, a new and more fair way to live except that not everyone believes so and there are many who, in following the old regime, feel under threat/5().

The Secret Speech is the second book in the Leo Demidov trilogy and it follows Child This novel takes us back to the bleak world of the former USSR where people betray their friends, neighbors, colleagues and even family to the state/5.

The 'secret speech' has been made by the new leader Nikita Khrushchev in a bid to put the violence and torture of Stalin's regime behind him and the country. This is good news, a new and more fair way to live except that not everyone believes so and there are /5(). From the streets of Moscow in the throes of political upheaval, to the Siberian gulags, and to the center of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest, The Secret Speech is a breathtaking, epic novel that The secret speech book Tom Rob Smith as one of the most exciting new authors writing today.4/4().

From the streets of Moscow in the throes of political upheaval, to the Siberian gulags, and to the center of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest, The Secret Speech is a breathtaking, epic novel that /5(7).

The Secret Speech About book: He’d been in the bridge when the ship had dropped from the crest of a wave, as though it had sailed off a crumbling water-cliff, the bow falling for thirty meters before smashing into the base of an ocean-trough.

Timur had been The secret speech book forward, catapulted over the navigation equipment, tumbling to the floor. The vessel’s steel panels reverberated with the. Crime fiction fans everywhere were delighted last year when Tom Rob Smith’s first thriller, Ch made the long-list for the Man Booker follow-up, The Secret Speech, is a sequel to his acclaimed debut, continuing the adventures of Leo chev has come to power, and he makes a speech—in theory, a secret speech—that reveals the corruption and horror of Stalin’s.

Review: The Secret Speech by Tom Rob SmithTom Rob Smith's new novel doesn't hit the heights of his debut, says Louise France Skip to main content The Guardian - Back to home.

Tom Rob Smith’s second novel, “The Secret Speech,” is set in as the Soviet Union takes its first baby steps toward de-Stalinization. Midway through the Author: Dennis Lehane.

“The Secret Speech” is an historical crime novel by Tom Rob Smith, which continues to follow the life and work of former MGB operative-turned-homicide investigator Leo Demidov, as well as his efforts to keep his family together, three years after the events of novel “Child 44”. The Secret Speech is an exciting, visceral, well-written page-turner from beginning to end that paints a vivid picture of the post-Stalinist Soviet Union at its onset.

Further, as was also true in Ch Smith's characters are richly developed and are ones that this reader felt he got to know well.5/5(5). Book Cover Image (jpg): The Secret Speech. Paperback ( MB) Author Photo (jpg): Tom Rob Smith. James Hopkirk ( MB) Any use of an author photo must include its respective photo credit.

The Secret Speech. By Tom Rob Smith. Paperback. eBook EXPORT ONLY REISSUE Paperback. LIST PRICE £Book Edition: Reissue. The Secret Speech Book Summary. Former state security officer Leo Demidov is struggling to change as the Soviet Union changes around him.

BookBrowse Review. One has the feeling that the author has tried to cover too much territory in this single volume. From the streets of Moscow in the throes of political upheaval, to the Siberian gulags, and to the center of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest, THE SECRET SPEECH is a breathtaking, epic novel that confirms Tom Rob Smith as one of the most exciting new authors writing today.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title/5(K). The Secret Speech takes place inwhen Khruschev issued a speech denouncing Stalin's cult of personality. These facts serve as a backdrop to an interesting story in which the main character struggles with his past actions as part of the MVD while trying to save a child by going undercover into a gulag/5.

"The Secret Speech" doesn't quite measure up to its predecessor but it is a very good novel nonetheless. It examines the shockwaves that went through the USSR when Stalin was denounced to the 20th Party Congress by Nikita Khrushchev and Russians could contemplate the possibility of /5(). From the streets of Moscow in the throes of political upheaval, to the Siberian gulags, and to the center of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest, THE SECRET SPEECH is a breathtaking, epic novel that confirms Tom Rob Smith as one of the most exciting new authors writing today.4/5(1).

THE SECRET SPEECH Soviet Union, Stalin is dead, and a violent regime is beginning to fracture-leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent.

A secret speech composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant. THE SECRET SPEECH is a novel about transgressions, and how the sins of the past, whether recent or remote, come back to haunt the sinner.

Demidov, as demonstrated in CH was a bad man who by the end of the book had sought to take a brighter path to redemption. Set inbestseller Smith's edgy second thriller to feature Leo Demidov (after Child 44) depicts the paranoia and instability of the Soviet Union after the newly installed Khrushchev regime leaks a "secret speech" laying out Stalin's brutal abuses/5().

The Secret Speech performs this tricky balancing act by taking the reader back towith Leo the unreformed agent of the state, behaving with the callousness he once possessed before his life was turned upside down.

We are then taken to the mid-fifties, after the death of Stalin (as cracks begin to show in the totalitarian Soviet State).Sadly The Secret Speech doesn't work nearly so well. There are brief glimpses of what made Child 44 a great novel, but parts of the plot don't hang together so well and it feels like part of a series rather than being a great work on its own.

I'm half way through the last book in the trilogy now and that's still why I would give the book 4 stars/5().The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. See Article History. Khrushchev’s secret speech, (Febru ), in Russian history, denunciation of the deceased Soviet leader Joseph Stalin made by Nikita S.

Khrushchev to a closed session of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The speech was the nucleus of a far-reaching de-Stalinization campaign intended to destroy the image of .