• Freezing Order

  • A True Story of Russian Money Laundering, State-Sponsored Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,784 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Following his explosive #1 New York Times bestseller, Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he exposed Vladimir Putin's campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars from Russia—and how Putin is willing to kill anyone who stands in his way.

When Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail in 2009, Browder cast aside his business career and made it his life’s mission to pursue justice for Sergei. One of the first steps of that mission was to uncover who had killed Sergei and profited from the $230 million corruption scheme that he had exposed. As Browder and his team tracked the money that flowed out of Russia—through the Baltics and Cyprus and on to Western Europe and the Americas—they discovered that Vladimir Putin himself was one of the beneficiaries of the crime. 

After Western law enforcement agencies began freezing the money, Putin retaliated. He and his cronies set honey traps for Browder, hired agents to chase him around the globe, murdered more of Browder’s Russian allies, and enlisted some of the West’s top lawyers and politicians in an attempt to bring Browder down. Putin will stop at nothing to protect his wealth and power. As Freezing Order reveals, Browder’s campaign was a main impetus for Putin’s intervention in the 2016 US presidential election. 

At once a financial caper, an international adventure, and a passionate plea for justice, Freezing Order is a stirring morality tale about how one man can take on one of the most dangerous and ruthless villains in the world.

©2022 Hermitage Media Limited (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Red Notice Part II —- The Empire Struck Out

Red Notice was going to be a hard act to follow. But Browder nimbly and grippingly did so. Not to say that the real life Bond Villains threatening him did not give him plenty of material to work with. These villains aren’t just Russians, either. Many are stateside … and one lived in the White House for four years. If you want to understand how Russia became a kleptocracy and why it’s attempting to control western governments through agitprop and assassination read (or listen to) Brower’s books. You will have a hard time putting them down (or turning the audio versions off).

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A Must but start with Red Notice

Could not stop listening. It was eye opening and captivating. You should start by listening to Red Notice as this book is more or less a sequel.
Bill Browder is a man on a mission to avenge the death of Sergei Magnitsky. He is smart, courageous and determined.

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Riveting!

LOVED this book. I leave reviews only for my all time faves and this was one of them!!

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Outstanding

Outstanding research and dedication to an incredible human being and the power of the world wide Magnitsky Act. Bravo Mr. Browder .

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Matches Red Notice excellence

There’s only one BIG issue with this book. You may find yourself listening cover to cover without stopping. Cheers to another amazing book, well written and timely.

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Chilling, fascinating, powerful

Browder’s timely sequel to Red Notice is written with brutal honesty, uncovering sinister and illegal elements of many governments, particularly Purim’s Russia. Sadly some Americans are on this list; fortunately most are not. This non-fiction work is an audio “page turner.” Adam Grupper’s narration is flawless. I admire Browder’s tenacity and courage. I strongly recommend this book.

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Truth is so powerful

In times that truth telling is so hard to come by, Freezing Order sets the bar. Although, I only know Bill through his books and the media, I can tell that he knows how to tie his moral shoelaces and carry the weight of doing the right things for his friends.

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Reality is sometimes better than fiction.

It was a great read like like a real intriguing mystery except this was reality And a dangerous reality. Reminds me of a Grissom novel.

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I want more . Please write more. Absolutely a fascinating story. It connects so many dots spanning current events across the last 2 decades.

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He did it again.

Bill has bigger gems then anyone I know. Keep up the fight and keep writing about it.

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  • MIT OrrabaN
  • 05-18-22

An incredible story which we should all read!

We have all seen the headlines regarding Russia, Trump, Boris opening up London to oligarchs, poisonings, Salisbury, rigged elections, money laundering….This book connects the dots!

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  • Mr M.
  • 05-08-22

An unbelievable story exposing Russia.

Compelling! Every sane person on the planet has suspected Vladimir Putin of being a corrupt, power crazy thug. This book confirms what we have all though. What we didn't know is how complicit other countries, and especially banks, have been in his development!!!

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  • Neil T
  • 08-08-22

Do not ignore

Everyone should read this (and Red Notice) and be alarmed. Political corruption fueled by dirty money will be our ruin.

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  • Fred
  • 08-07-22

Brilliant

Both this book and Red Notice are incredible books. Read them and you won't be disappointed

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  • L. Maclachlan
  • 08-06-22

I enjoyed this book immensely

Bear with this book if you have already read Red Notice . The initial couple of chapters are a recap of Red Notice but thereafter it is enthralling and would have been an unbelievable novel had it not been true. Ironically the world now knows the depravity of Putin and Bill Browder was initially a voice in the wilderness it should be basic reading for students of politics and law on how to fight corruption at all levels .Bravo Sergei and Bill

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  • Timedout
  • 08-03-22

An exhausting listen

I can't give it any less than 5 but wow it was exhausting following what the author had been through. it has left me more than dismayed at what we are up against when dealing with Russia and other rogue states and corrupt government officials. Bill Browder often comes across as supremely self-confident and, dare I say it, a bit of an egotist, but it's this personality that has allowed him to survive and to push through the Magnitsky Act across many countries.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-01-22

An important Red Notice sequel

A story of courage, persistence and some good fortune, dramatically told. Putin’s values, codes of conduct and oversight of a corrupt tyranny are documented here for all to see. Remarkably there are still those among us who are prepared to give him latitude.

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  • Mrs
  • 07-18-22

Superb

Honestly I can say that I enjoyed every word and syllable, fantastic from start to finish

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  • Tw Parker
  • 07-17-22

2nd book syndrome

The trouble with this book, is Red Notice. Red Notice was an epic page turner. And any follow up has its work cut out. Sadly this falls short. It effectively overlaps Red Notice in the trials and tribulations of the authors fight to freeze the assets of Putin and his Oligarchs. I felt like I spent 10 hrs trying to differentiate one long complicated sounding Russian name from the next, and trying to figure out what their part to play in this story was. Goodie or Badie? I had no idea at one stage. Just glad to get through it all in the end.

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  • Phujeb
  • 07-09-22

The best book I have ever read.

I loved Red notice and this was even more thrilling. Pulls the cover off global kleptocracy.

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  • Rob
  • 08-03-22

Fascinating & Eye-Opening

A engaging & fascinating tale that fills in so many gaps. Has provided a clear understanding of Putin, his motivations and why "lots if stuff" happened in recent years. I never appreciated "Adoption" was code for the Magnitsky Act! Kudos to Bill Browder for his crusade at great personal risk to himself & his family to expose Putin's corruption & honour Sergei Magnitsky's sacrifice.

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  • Tim Campbell
  • 07-20-22

Bill has done it again.

What an incredible story. Bill and the people he works with make this world a better place.

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  • James Manoni
  • 06-18-22

Informative

This book does a great job of exposing the depravity and cynicism of Putin's regime.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-14-22

The Real Perspective

The Russian regime, with money laundering, intimidation, corruption, poison and politics, danger and fight for justice.

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  • Rick Tai
  • 06-14-22

Incredible

Freezing Order is an incredible credible tale. Wonderful writing backed by with surperb analysis and insights. Bill Browder pulls no punches as he tells the story of his endeavours to see justice for his good friend murdered by Putin et al. Adam Grupper’s narration is excellent and held my attention throughout. Sadly as the war in the Ukraine continues i find it easy to believe that Putin and his cronies will never chamge and therefore must be stopped. Bill Browder is at the forefront of that battle and long may he do so, he is incredible. I’d also like to acknowledge the sacrifices of the many families mentioned throughout this book, may god bless you all.

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  • Ala
  • 06-13-22

Real life story of tenacity and courage

Didn't expect that there would be so much more story to tell after 'Red Notice' nor that it would read like a thriller that I listened to compulsively. Admirable and engaging.

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  • Shahbaz Rana
  • 06-10-22

Greatly over hyped but not bad for a read

Extreme paranoia is the best way to describe this Bill B guy .. overstating his importance. His work is more to do with his own vanity then any other qualities..

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  • Peter levy
  • 05-31-22

Putin. The devil incarnated

Interesting to confirm how insidious the Russian Government really is.
Also how difficult it is to tell the truth when you are up against a ruthless regime.

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  • Mark
  • 05-24-22

Amazing And fascinating

Great performance, amazing true story, real insight into Putin’s Russia and what it does to people who stand up against it

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  • Kindle Pilot
  • 05-12-22

Freezing Order - Riveting

I could not stop listening to this riveting account of corruption at the highest level of the Russian Government, how that corruption permeates throughout its bureaucracy, and the synonymity of the Russian Government with organized crime. Browder writes with clarity and passion, driven by his dedication to successfully pursue, incredibly, the Russian president for his murderous crimes.