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Ture But most curious is Anna Petrovna Valentinova the hauntingly beautiful history professor and Alex’s alluring travelling companion As Anna captivates Alex with illusions of her homeland a passionate romance transcending political barriers unfolds under KGB surveillanceA train attendant yearns for love a deformed man seeks revenge on an old enemy and a persecuted Jewish couple runs to a new home as the Trans Siberian Express roars onward through a cavern of hopes and memories coloring its tracks with tales of love loss and nuclear intrigue from one end of Russia to the oth In his novel TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS Warren Adler has written an intriguing story and wrapped it in the rattling confines of a supposedly first class Russian train If you are a train travel fan you ll be intrigued with the details of train travel on Russian Railways the largest in the world It is a lengthy trip made enjoyable by interesting and devious characters and the details about an infamous train Dr Alex Cousins a renowned leukemia doctor is on a covert mission to Russia to attend to its Politburo Chief Victor Dimitrov who is suffering from end stage leukemia Note There is a tendency for Russians to use all of their lengthy names as they address each other In the interest of saving space in this review I will either shorten their names or not name them at all Check out the author s very considerate list of characters at the beginning of the book Then as soon as possible revert to last names only You will soon get the idea and be able to sort them out as you readCousins discovers that Dimitrov has a devilish plan for a nuclear strike on China Dimitrov is on the short list for staying alive because of his disease and fearing that Cousins will spill the beans about his plans puts him on the train to the farthest reaches of Eastern Russia to delay his return to the US until the plans can be completed Cousins is put on board the Russiya a venerable old passenger train that strangely enough is still in operation today Modern travelers are not kind in their comments about the service and it sounds like the author got the on board amenities about right That is fun to readCousins as one might expect is under close surveillance during his trip including by a statuesue blonde who is assigned the second bunk in his two person cabin As would be expected a tryst takes place revealing a lack of restraint on the good doctor s part He falls heavily in love with the beautiful KGB agent Anna Valentinova the thrills of the flesh reducing him to a uivering mass of uncertainty and zero reasoning ability Side stories of revenge angst jealousy betrayal and homicide are included all well developed My favorite character is a bratty boy who keeps the passengers and crew agitated with his behavior The book is well written and moves the reader along at breakneck speed There are not many lapses in action Flashbacks are well handled explain much of the story and make it easier to follow the frenetic pace Long hours of traversing the Siberian wilderness pass uickly under Warren Adler s guidance making the trip intriguing This is a fine reading experience

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An epic tale about a land and a people Winston Churchill declared “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”American cancer specialist Dr Alex Cousins is on a covert mission to the USSR He is tasked with prolonging the life of Soviet Politburo Chief Viktor Moiseyevich Dimitrov who is suffering from advanced stage leukemia But the tenuous confidence between the unlikely colleagues is shattered one night as Alex accidentally discovers Dimitrov’s diabolical plans for a nuclear strike on China Alex soon finds himself dispatched homeward bound on a six thousand mile jour When I read a book for review I usually don t read much about the book before beginning to read I do read the short blurb the publisher gives but nothing So when I opened Trans Siberian Express to find at the very beginning a long list of characters and who they are my optimism vanished Whenever I come across a list like this I think if you have to have a scorecard to keep track of the players I will never be able to keep up with which character is doing what I was pleasantly surprised to find that was not the case with this story There are a lot of characters but it wasn t difficult to keep up with each one and their particular place in the plotThe book was fairly well written and I was drawn into the story I enjoyed trying to figure out what would happen next However what I didn t like was getting well into the story only to have numerous sex scenes between the two main characters When I find this type of ploy in a book or a movie it makes me believe the writer took the easy way out It is true that sex is a grabber and sells lots of media but it doesn t make for a better story It might have been challenging for the writer to design his story in such a way that it did not depend upon this crutch It is the challenge that makes a great book or story I have read a lot of books in my life and I used to just read over the sex and let it go in favor of the story However somewhere along the way I have started to feel a bit insulted by authors who think that if they insert sex into the story they automatically have the reader hooked I would appreciate much a story for the sake of the story If two characters have sex there are ways to convey that to the reader without a movement by movement description I am no longer shocked by much but I am most definitely NOT entertained or mentally challenged either I would rather have a strong story without the fluffI was also dissatisfied with the ending of the story It is just a personal preference of mine and I won t give any spoilers so you will just have to read it and draw your own conclusions In summary the book presented a puzzle and I enjoyed trying to figure out the puzzle Overall I enjoyed the basic plot of the book but with the exceptions noted above I was provided a free copy of this book for review from Stonehouse Productions I was under no obligation to provide a favorable review

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Ney aboard the Trans Siberian Express; long enough Alex realizes to silence him from alerting the US of the imminent destruction Reluctant at first to embark upon the journey Alex is beckoned into the Siberian expanse by memories of his grandfather Aleksandr Kuznetzov who wove tales of magic and mystery into this seemingly desolate place As the train lumbers east across snow cloaked mountains glimmering past a forest glow watchful eyes rest on the American doctor Surrounding him are people beaten and broken by life each drawn to this emperor of trains in search of a brighter fu This book highlighted to me the oppression of the Eastern block years The things the people suffered through and the callousness they were forced to endure was brought into sharp focus From being sent to a gulag at an early age for standing up to a corrupt official to being brainwashed into spying on the train passengers you are supposed to be assisting and serving to being pressed into service as a seductress to gain information from the American doctor who treat the Secretary General for cancer for your own personal gain The cruelty and senseless killing was hard to swallow and the end was no end at allBottom line did the listen keep me listening until the end Yes Did I want to know what happened to the characters Yes Did I enjoy listening and was the ending satisfying No The story itself ended abruptly and there were no storylines tied up so you have a feeling of ending and that the story was over I never really got the point of what the doctor was doing for the American government Some of the storylines did not even reflect on the main story They just seemed to be added so the author could highlight abuseThe narration was decent and the voices were done well I believe Mark Sando s performance was one of the reasons I was able to reach the end of the bookI received this audiobook free through Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “Trans Siberian Express

  1. says:

    Another Adler GemOnce again Warren Adler combines an intriguing story with an education of the Trans Siberian Railroad including a geography lesson detailing all the cities and towns along the route Well done

  2. says:

    Slow Cooker not a Pot BoilerThis book was first published in 1977 during Carter's administration Russian politics were very different then from today and this book will make little sense unless that is kept in mind The missles that

  3. says:

    When I read a book for review I usually don’t read much about the book before beginning to read I do read the short blurb the publisher gives but nothing So when I opened “Trans Siberian Express” to find at the very beginning a long list of characters and who they are my optimism vanished Whenever I come across a list like this I think “if you have to have a scorecard to keep track of the players I will never be able to keep up with

  4. says:

    This book highlighted to me the oppression of the Eastern block years The things the people suffered through and the callousness they were forced to endure was brought into sharp focus From being sent to a gulag at an early age for standing up to a corrupt official to being brainwashed into spying on the train passengers you are supposed to be assisting and serving to being pressed into service as a seductress to gain in

  5. says:

    I found this in an old box of books and was intrigued by the idea of a story set on a train so even though I wasn't sure of a Cold War story I decided to give it a try I got caught up in the story easily getting

  6. says:

    Worth the time It was a good read I likedseveral of the characters including some that were despicable It kept me

  7. says:

    Always wanted to travel across country by trainat least got to in book

  8. says:

    Good story and intrigue in the middle part of the book but fizzled out at the end

  9. says:

    In his novel TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS Warren Adler has written an intriguing story and wrapped it in the rattling confines of a supposedly first class Russian train If you are a train travel fan you’ll be intrigued with the details of train travel on Russian Railways the largest in the world It is a lengthy trip made enjoy

  10. says:

    See review at Express by War­ren Adler is an early novel of this famous author Mr Adler recently released his 33rd book and has writ­ten mul­ti­ple scripts as wellVic­tor Dim­itrov Russ­ian head of state is suf­fer­ing from leukemia Not trust­ing the doc­tors in Rus­sia to keep his secret from his polit­i­cal ene­mies he reuests an Amer­i­can doc­tor to treat him Dr Alex Cousins is hand picked for the job by the