All That Is Solid Melts into Air: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Darragh McKeon

Narrated By: Simon Prebble

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: April 2014

Duration: 11 hours 42 minutes


Russia, 1986. On a run-down apartment block in Moscow, a nine-year-old prodigy plays his piano silently for fear of disturbing the neighbors. In a factory on the outskirts of the city, his aunt makes car parts, hiding her dissident past. In a nearby hospital, a surgeon immerses himself in his work, avoiding his failed marriage.
And in a village in Belarus, a teenage boy wakes to a sky of the deepest crimson. Outside, the ears of his neighbor's cattle are dripping blood. Ten miles away, at the Chernobyl Power Plant, something unimaginable has happened.Now their lives will change forever.
An end-of-empire novel charting the collapse of the Soviet Union, All That Is Solid Melts into Air is a gripping and epic love story by a major new talent.


  • Gina McHugh

    Don't pass this one by!! A fascinating eye-opening story following a piece of history shut off from the world for decades. Simon Prebble nails it again! The narration and incredibly descriptive writing makes this a must!

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