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Rouletabille chez le Tsar

(Joseph Rouletabille #3)

3.40  ·  Rating details ·  169 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Voilà Rouletabille envoyé par l'Epoque en reportage en Russie. Officiellement, du moins, car en réalité, le tsar a besoin de lui pour veiller à la sécurité de l'un de ses officiers les plus dévoués, le général Trébassof. Celui-ci, condamné à mort par le Comité Révolutionnaire pour avoir mené la répression contre les étudiants des barricades lors de la Semaine Rouge a déjà ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published 1962 by Librairie Générale Française (first published 1912)
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This entry into the Rouletabille series was not as endearing as the previous books were. Even though it was still very good, I don't know I didn't have the same feel after finishing it like I did with the first two. I miss that Sinclair wasn't apart of the adventure (he is after all Rouletabille's Watson) like the previous book it ends on a cliffhanger as Rouletabille returns to Paris.

Things I liked about the book:

- Rouletabille actually was shown to not be a step ahead of everyone in this book
One Flew
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the second of Leroux's Rouletabille books that i've read and it holds up just as well as the first. The main thing I like about Leroux's mysteries is that they are exactly that, a mystery. I listened to this in audiobook form while working and I was constantly trying to think out the puzzle as I worked. The structure of the story is a little bit clumsy in places, a slight edit would have helped the flow of the narrative but it was entertaining all the same. Rouletabille certainly gives ...more
Nov 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good book .. but I didn't enjoyed as much as the others
This is the third book in the Rouletabille series, but is not as gripping as the first two books. IT is based on the experiences of the author when he went as a journalist to Russia in 1912. The real takeaway from this book is the occasional portrayal of how common people are oppressed by the Tsardom. Though Gaston Leroux is not entirely neutral (he depicts the revolutionaries as Nihilists), but his account does reveal his disdain for the policing methods, of the vast gulf between the aristocrac ...more
Gary Moreau
I found this book during an aimless exploration of Kindle deals. I chose it strictly by chance but would later discover that the author, Gaston Leroux, was the original author of Phantom of the Opera.

The story, as it turns out, is one of a series that follows the exploits of Joseph Rouletabille, a French reporter/detective. In this case he is brought to Russia by the Czar to protect General Trebassof, whose assassination has been plotted by the revolutionaries—the Nihilists. Rouletabille is aide
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Paul Beech
The third Joseph Rouletabille thriller has a few moments of greatness, but never really comes close to matching the excellence of the first two novels. Somehow the threat of unknown, unseen terrorists and assassins cannot match that of one lone murderer.
Christophe Bouillet
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: livre-audio
Lu en livre audio.
Harley A.Warren
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: alright-i-guess
J'aime beaucoup le personnage de Rouletabille, et c'était la première fois que je lisais une des oeuvres originales (je n'avais vu que des adaptations cinématographiques avant ça). Le vrai bon point est que j'aime autant le personnage en livre qu'au cinéma.
Maintenant, je ne sais pas si c'était le meilleur livre par lequel commencer, vu que j'ai trouvé assez difficile de s'attacher à la mission de Rouletabille dans ce roman. Protéger un homme ? Noble mission, bien sûr. Protéger un homme qui a fai
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Convoluted plot. Well worth the time to read. Diabolical main character. Evenly paced narration performed by Don W. Jenkins. Recommended.
Jan 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
the narrator of this edition seems to think that French and Russian accents are the same accent. i wish i had read the print version of this one rather than listened to it, as the audio colored my judgement of the story. Leroux does the slow, meandering build that is stylistically consistent with mysteries of the time, and which i have enjoyed in his other work, but the grating narration imbued me with a desire for the book to hurry up and end already.
Mar 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
There was to much surrealism in it for my taste.
Honestly have no idea what was going on in this book. That's what I get for trying to listen to the audiobook during major cases of road rage, I guess.
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Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux was a French journalist and author of detective fiction.

In the English-speaking world, he is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, 1910), which has been made into several film and stage productions of the same name, such as the 1925 film starring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical. It was also the basis of the 1

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