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Publisher's Summary

From award-winning author Eugene Vodolazkin comes this poignant story of memory, love, and loss spanning 20th-century Russia.

A man wakes up in a hospital bed, with no idea who he is or how he came to be there. The only information the doctor shares with his patient is his name: Innokenty Petrovich Platonov. As memories slowly resurface, Innokenty begins to build a vivid picture of his former life as a young man in Russia in the early 20th century, living through the turbulence of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath. But soon, only one question remains: How can he remember the start of the 20th century, when the pills by his bedside were made in 1999?

Reminiscent of the great works of 20th-century Russian literature, with nods to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and Bulgakov's The White Guard, The Aviator cements Vodolazkin's position as the rising star of Russia's literary scene.

©2018 Eugene Vodolazkin (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A MASTERPIECE

A view of Russian hisory told in a fantastical, compelling story. A work of genius.

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ambiguous.

I was hoping for more. the ending was unsatisfying. not sure if it was worth the listen. it's sort of like flowers for algeron without completion or purpose.

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Not sure what to think

Liked parts of it, fascinated by some of the ideas, depressed by some of it. Not really entertaining, but rather thought provoking. Very well performed.

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nul

Ce livre est complètement nul!

Je n'ai rien compris à l'histoire.

Quelle perte de temps.

Heureusement que c'etait gratuit ....

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Fantastic read!

Great way of telling a story and reviewing history.
Looking forward to more from this author!

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What a strange story.I only stuck with it to find out what happened, strange, very strange.

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  • ian
  • 03-24-19

enjoyed the story however...

The female voice didn't fit at all. it was poorly read and didn't fit to the excellent narration of the protagonist