This was another Audio Book (unabridged). I got it from Douglas Library and the first evening I got it home my youngest daughter got hold of it. She put all ten disks into her little CD player and jammed the lid shut, snapping disk 7. So I had to buy a copy to replace the damaged disks. If anybody wants a copy of this minus disk 7 I am open to offers!This was an enjoyable and interesting book. I think I prefer listening to non-fiction. I needn’t add that Stalin was not a nice man (about 22 million died as a result of his actions/commands) he was also an out and out bully.This book was read by John Nettles who did a superb job – he obviously spent a bit of time learning the correct pronunciations of all the Russian names.