Category Archives: Tom Rob Smith

Review: AGENT 6 by Tom Rob Smith

AGENT 6 is the somewhat epic conclusion to Tom Rob Smith’s trilogy featuring MGB agent turned human being Leo Demidov. It takes readers from 1950 to 1980 and from Russia to America to Afghanistan in something that feels less like … Continue reading

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Review: The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith

It is 1956 in Russia. Former MGB Officer Leo Demidov and his wife Raisa are trying to make a life for their odd little family. Raisa has only recently fallen in love with the man she was married to for … Continue reading

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2009 – The Favourites

I don’t rely entirely on my ratings for including a book into my favourite reads of the year. There’s also an indefinable ‘something-about-it-stuck-in-my-head-long-after-finishing’ quality that comes into play and that element is unknown when I give my rating (which I … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), books of the year, Colin Cotterill, Denise Mina, Johan Theorin, Karin Alvtegen, list, Malla Nunn (Aus), Matt Beynon Rees, Reginald Hill, Stieg Larsson, Tom Rob Smith | 7 Comments

Review: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Title: Child 44 Author: Tom Rob Smith Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books ISBN: N/A (digital download via audible) Length:14hrs 23mins Narrator: Steven Pacey It’s the early 1950’s in Russia and Leo Demidov is a war hero and high-ranking officer in … Continue reading

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