I listened to this book through a library download, and it's a good listen. The voices are done in English but with Russian accents that add to the atmosphere of your read. The beginning was extremely bleak and chilling, so I had to steel myself to keep going. However, once you get into it, the book pulls you along with the suspense and mystery of the plot. It's a great "guy" book, but I know other women who have really enjoyed it as well. Hey, women love to read Grisham and other male authors too! After reading this book, I was reminded of an older movie that I saw in this same vein; a movie called Citizen X. This movie is out in DVD and is based on the true story of a hunt for the most notorious serial killer in Soviet history. I highly recommend both the book and the movie.