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Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy
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Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy - Kindle ebook on Sale at £4.99 on Amazon (Audible version available for £2.99 if bought additionally)

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Posted 21st Jun
Cheaper then the printed book, audible version available for £2.99 too :

The gripping story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, from an acclaimed historian and writer

On the morning of 26 April 1986 Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine. The outburst put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation. In the end, less than five percent of the reactor's fuel escaped, but that was enough to contaminate over half of Europe with radioactive fallout.

In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy recreates these events in all of their drama, telling the stories of the firefighters, scientists, engineers, workers, soldiers, and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear Armageddon and succeeded in doing the seemingly impossible: extinguishing the nuclear inferno and putting the reactor to sleep. While it is clear that the immediate cause of the accident was a turbine test gone wrong, Plokhy shows how the deeper roots of Chernobyl lay in the nature of the Soviet political system and the flaws of its nuclear industry. A little more than five years later, the Soviet Union would fall apart, destroyed from within by its unsustainable communist ideology and the dysfunctional managerial and economic systems laid bare in the wake of the disaster.

A poignant, fast paced account of the drama of heroes, perpetrators, and victims, Chernobyl is the definitive history of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
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Why don't you buy pants from Ukraine?



Because Chernobyl fallout.
Wholeheartedly recommend the show if you haven't watched it yet
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Wholeheartedly recommend the show if you haven't watched it yet
Of course it’s cheaper than the printed book ???
Amazing TV series would recommend to everyone to watch
Pretty good read, especially if you loved the TV series.
The Tv series is overrated. From episode 4 it gets better though, as the writers have more freedom, instead of following a stage by stage reenactment of how the disaster occured.

The scene with the Old lady and the cow, and the scene with the young army lad and puppies are examples or the writers having their input.
where is audible at £2.99?
ok I see now,audible for £2.99 plus £4.99 so £7.98.Very misleading.
Neobrown21/06/2019 21:48

The Tv series is overrated. From episode 4 it gets better though, as the …The Tv series is overrated. From episode 4 it gets better though, as the writers have more freedom, instead of following a stage by stage reenactment of how the disaster occured.The scene with the Old lady and the cow, and the scene with the young army lad and puppies are examples or the writers having their input.


Check out the podcast that accompanied the series.
The writer explains what is factual in the show.
dundee4821/06/2019 22:20

ok I see now,audible for £2.99 plus £4.99 so £7.98.Very misleading.


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cannotthinkofone21/06/2019 22:24

Check out the podcast that accompanied the series. The writer explains …Check out the podcast that accompanied the series. The writer explains what is factual in the show.


Thanks alot, I will check it out!
Havent read any reviews of the show yet, but I personally can feel a difference in scenes.

What do you think of the Tv series? Entertaining, or just interesting as you get to learn the truth?
...HBO miniseries is the must see
Edited by: "BS_Man" 22nd Jun
Why don't you buy pants from Ukraine?



Because Chernobyl fallout.
This audiobook is fantastic. I’m not a reader normally (including an alarming inability to remain engaged in audiobooks) but this has me gripped. I’m still only half way though it but I get a little fix each day whilst doing the dishwasher for example. The level of detail in the book is incredible, it’s not just about the disaster; there’s a lot about the years before, the people involved, how the USSR operated. I’m finding it hugely fascinating.

It’s also good being able to visualise things having seen the TV series. There’s equally a lot of detail which wasn’t included in the show; like how the firemen were so consumed by thirst that they drank water from the hoses not realising that they were feeding some of the hoses from the highly contaminated cooling ponds
Edited by: "DJBenson" 22nd Jun
cannotthinkofone21/06/2019 22:24

Check out the podcast that accompanied the series. The writer explains …Check out the podcast that accompanied the series. The writer explains what is factual in the show.


100% agree with @cannotthinkofone
The podcasts are fantastic. They can be found on YouTube as well as other podcasting sites.
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