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Sashenka - A Novel

Simon Montefiore

Winter, 1917: In St. Petersburg snow is falling, and Russia is on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Young Ladies, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar's secret police. Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just eighteen years old. In the evenings, when her banker father is doing deals and her mother is partying with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka becomes Comrade Snowfox and slips into the frozen night to play her part in a game of conspiracy and seduction that will usher in a brave new Communist world. Twenty years on, and Sashenka is married to a high-up apparatchik in Stalin's government. She seems to have everything-yet all around her, her friends are being arrested and people are disappearing. Then Stalin himself comes for dinner, and Sashenka falls passionately in love, thereby setting in motion a terrifying sequence of events that will result in her having to make the most agonizing choice of all: whether to sacrifice her own life or that of those she loves most dearly.

Winter, 1917: In St. Petersburg snow is falling, and Russia is on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Young Ladies, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar's secret police. Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just eighteen years old. In the evenings, when her banker father is doing deals and her mother is partying with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka becomes Comrade Snowfox and slips into the frozen night to play her part in a game of conspiracy and seduction that will usher in a brave new Communist world. Twenty years on, and Sashenka is married to a high-up apparatchik in Stalin's government. She seems to have everything-yet all around her, her friends are being arrested and people are disappearing. Then Stalin himself comes for dinner, and Sashenka falls passionately in love, thereby setting in motion a terrifying sequence of events that will result in her having to make the most agonizing choice of all: whether to sacrifice her own life or that of those she loves most dearly.
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Winter, 1917: In St. Petersburg snow is falling, and Russia is on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Young Ladies, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar's secret police. Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just eighteen years old. In the evenings, when her banker father is doing deals and her mother is partying with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka becomes Comrade Snowfox and slips into the frozen night to play her part in a game of conspiracy and seduction that will usher in a brave new Communist world. Twenty years on, and Sashenka is married to a high-up apparatchik in Stalin's government. She seems to have everything-yet all around her, her friends are being arrested and people are disappearing. Then Stalin himself comes for dinner, and Sashenka falls passionately in love, thereby setting in motion a terrifying sequence of events that will result in her having to make the most agonizing choice of all: whether to sacrifice her own life or that of those she loves most dearly.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Flosnik

Length:

19h 31m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

08:19


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:59


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

04:25


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

16:06


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:56


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

06:49


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

09:06


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

15:29


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

09:14


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

02:35


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

07:13


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

08:44


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

05:08


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

19:20


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

11:17


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

08:07


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

19:50


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

12:30


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

10:19


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

18:04


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

09:29


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

15:11


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

09:40


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

19:34


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

11:11


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

04:31


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

06:05


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

19:09


Part 1, Chapter 29
Part 1, Chapter 29

09:08


Part 1, Chapter 30
Part 1, Chapter 30

04:11


Part 1, Chapter 31
Part 1, Chapter 31

21:23


Part 1, Chapter 32
Part 1, Chapter 32

09:58


Part 1, Chapter 33
Part 1, Chapter 33

09:56


Part 1, Chapter 34
Part 1, Chapter 34

03:23


Part 1, Chapter 35
Part 1, Chapter 35

11:29


Part 1, Chapter 36
Part 1, Chapter 36

05:41


Part 1, Chapter 37
Part 1, Chapter 37

07:48


Part 1, Chapter 38
Part 1, Chapter 38

08:24


Part 1, Chapter 39
Part 1, Chapter 39

04:48


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

20:11


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

05:16


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

18:34


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

07:22


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

05:56


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

18:15


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

09:02


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

03:17


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

10:09


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

19:15


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

07:37


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

04:45


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

07:37


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

06:41


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

15:52


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

11:54


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

04:54


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

05:43


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

11:59


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

07:30


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

11:00


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

06:54


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

05:27


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

04:12


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

05:11


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

14:32


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

16:19


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

05:33


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

09:41


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

09:15


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

11:55


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

06:46


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

07:22


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

11:08


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

13:18


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

17:29


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

03:09


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

09:00


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

06:42


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

03:58


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

04:02


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

06:09


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

06:40


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

07:05


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

05:02


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

05:57


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

03:05


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

04:55


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

05:18


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

08:37


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

08:42


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

04:15


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

17:15


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

21:12


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

06:01


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

13:07


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

12:40


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

16:32


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

09:53


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

07:58


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

08:05


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

06:27


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

19:30


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

14:36


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

12:02


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

13:34


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

12:05


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

08:45


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

17:28


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

07:34


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

18:43


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

06:36


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

11:40


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

09:22


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

10:56


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

14:08


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

07:53


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

06:49


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

01:52


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

00:27