Russian roulette the story of an assassin

by Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

Format: Book on CD 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD HOROWITZ Anthony
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Bridgeville Public Library Audiovisual TEEN FIC HOR
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The final book in the #1 bestselling Alex Rider series! Alex Rider's life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger. When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage-- the world's only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex's own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become. What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others? In some ways, Alex Rider and Yassen Gregorovich are mirror images of each other. Yet the paths they traveled turned them into mortal enemies. This is Yassen's story-- A journey down a darkened path. International #1 bestseller Anthony Horowitz delivers a blockbuster thrill ride in this, his final Alex Rider novel. From the #1 internationally bestselling author of STORMBREAKER, ARK ANGEL, CROCODILE TEARS, SCORPIA RISING, and the rest of the acclaimed Alex Rider novels comes the spy thriller readers have been waiting for.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The final Alex Rider title is a companion to the first (Stormbreaker, 2001), focusing on Scorpia assassin Yassen Gregorovich. Prior to his mission targeting Alex, Yassen reminisces about his life: the anthrax deaths of his parents; his journey to Moscow where he falls in with pickpockets; and his kidnapping by Vladimir Sharkovsky, a wealthy businessman responsible for the death of Yassen's parents. When Sharkovsky is gunned down, Yassen convinces the assassin to rescue him, leading Gregorovich to the Scorpia organization and eventually special training with double-agent John Rider, Alex's father. As many can attest, Horowitz is a master of the YA spy thriller. He creates intriguing characters that readers care about, places them in exotic locales, forces them into perilous circumstances (for example, John Rider in the Amazon removing a target and a black widow spider with one bullet), and doles out relevant clues at a steady pace, ensuring that the suspense never flags. Although some may miss the clever gadgets used in the earlier novels, this makes a satisfying conclusion to a terrific series. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A national Alex Rider Villain Tour, dedicated website, and app ought to build further interest on top of the already existing demand. Rider should ride out on top.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Horowitz's final novel in the popular Alex Rider series relates the story of Rider's sworn enemy, Yassen Gregorovich. It was Yassen who killed Alex's uncle Ian Rider and launched the 14-year-old's career as a super spy-and this installment examines Yassen's life and the choices he made along the way to becoming a contract killer. Narrator Prebble offers an absolutely gripping performance in this audio edition. His delivery is hard not to love: wise, commanding, and endlessly entertaining. Additionally, Prebble's pacing is flawless; the narrator understands how to increase tension through slight shifts in tone and never fails to do so at the right moment. The result is an unforgettable conclusion to an entertaining story that fans will love. Ages 12-up. A Philomel hardcover. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- Alex Rider adventure ; bk. 10.
#1 - Stormbreaker
#2 - Point Blank
#3 - Skeleton key
#4 - Eagle strike
#5 - Scorpia
#6 - Ark angel
#7 - Snakehead
#8 - Crocodile tears
#9 - Russian roulette
Subjects Assassins -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Russia (Federation) -- History -- 1991- -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Prebble, Simon, narrator.
Recorded Books, LLC.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Simon Prebble.
Audience 10 years and up.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Title from container.
In container (17 cm.).
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Description 9 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781470389437
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