Soul of Viktor Tronko, The

Genre: Thriller

Soul of Viktor Tronko, The

Performed by:
Mikael Naramore
Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries

When Soviet agent Viktor Tronko defected to the US in 1964, he made two intriguing claims: he insisted that Russia had not placed a mole inside the CIA, and that Lee Harvey Oswald had not been recruited to assassinate the president. Convinced that Tronko was working as a disinformation agent, the CIA furiously did everything they could to break him. But Tronko had one more surprise for them: he refused to break. Almost two decades later, former CIA officer Mel Pokorny shows up at journalist Michael Kessler’s house and offers to talk about Tronko. It’s the scoop of a lifetime for Kessler. But the more he investigates, the closer he gets to the truth: a truth so shocking that someone would do anything to keep it under wraps. This could be the biggest story of his life…if it doesn’t kill him first. Filled with fascinating characters and darkly delicious humor, The Soul of Viktor Tronko is a rich, suspenseful espionage saga inspired by a true story.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 17 hours
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Author
David Quammen

Biography:
David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored with the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an award in the art of the essay from PEN, and (three times) the National Magazine Award. Quammen is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He lives in Bozeman, Montana. Spillover was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.
Narrator
Mikael Naramore

Biography:
In addition to narrating, directing, or engineering hundreds of audiobooks since 2001, Mikael Naramore has produced critically acclaimed independent rock albums, run a small record label, launched dot-coms, owned and operated recording studios and—best of all—fathered two boys. He and his family live in the Pacific Northwest.

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