Coming Out of the Ice

Coming Out of the Ice

An Unexpected Life

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009 | Unabridged
Average Rating:
Rate this:
In 1931, a young American named Victor Herman accompanied his parents to the Soviet Union where his father was to set up a Ford Motor Company plant. In 1938, he was inexplicably thrown into a Soviet prison. It was forty-five years before he was able to return to America. His was a common nightmare during the Stalin years. Those who survived imprisonment and torture were either sent north to hard labor in the icy forests and mines or into exile. Victor Herman was one of the few who survived. During his life in and out of Russian prisons, he fell in love with a Russian gymnast, who followed him into exile. She lived with him and their child for a year in Siberia in a cave chopped out of ice. Theirs was a romance destined to thrive even under desperate conditions.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 49 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Hurt, Christopher 1959-
hoopla digital
ISBN: 9781433297755


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Apr 29, 2016

Possibly the most brilliant book I have ever read/listened to. It took me months to get through as it makes for very traumatic reading at times. I finished It (albeit it is a bit too long), out of respect for the author, whose true story it is. I hesitate to recommend to young people as it is such a condemnation of man's inhumanity to man. That said, if I was still teaching high school English & History at the senior level, I would have used some of the chapters without a doubt as a tie in to the Cold War and novels such as 1984.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at Skokie Public Library.

Try searching for Coming Out of the Ice to see if Skokie Public Library owns related versions of the work.

Suggest for Purchase

To Top