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For all of the West's failings—terrible food, cold weather and questionable politicians with funny hair to name a few—it has its upsides. Konstantin would know. Growing up in the Soviet Union, he experienced first-hand the horrors of a socialist paradise gone wrong, having lived in extreme poverty with little access to even the most basic of necessities. It wasn't until he moved to the UK that Kisin found himself thriving in an open and tolerant society, receiving countless opportunities he would never have had otherwise.

Funny, provocative and unswervingly perceptive, An Immigrant's Love letter to the West interrogates the developing sense of self-loathing the Western sphere has adopted and offers an alternative perspective. Exploring race politics, free speech, immigration and more, Kisin argues that wrongdoing and guilt need not pervade how we feel about the West—and Britain—today, and that despite all its ups and downs, it remains one of the best places to live in the world.

After all, if an immigrant can't publicly profess their appreciation for this country, who can?

©2022 Konstantin Kisin (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

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Well written (not so common) sense

KK is once again the voice of reason and good sense in a world that gets crazier by the day. This book is a must listen/read. I’m going to get my 14 year old to listen to it, it’ll help her rebut some of the rubbish she is taught at school! 10/10

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  • 15-07-22

In 5 years this will be the biggest I TOLD YOU SO

KK doesn’t hold back, his insights on communism as an immigrant from Russia resonate exactly to today’s culture war. He draws parallels which are impossible to debunk, and by his estimations, we don’t have much time left to reverse the otherwise inevitable.

Give this book to a normie friend.



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Requited love

I bought this title as a fan of the show Triggernometry, which kept me sane and entertained during the pandemic.

The book provides a timely warning to the West that we stand up for ourselves amid the cultural zeitgeist. Far from hyperbolic, Konstantin draws parallels between emerging trends in the West and those of his former country.

The statistics provided through issue a sobering look about increasing problems facing contemporary society.

The often grave narrative is offset by moments of levity with satire, anecdotes and genuine laugh out loud moments.

I felt the end to the book was a little sharp and that it could have been brought to a close in a more upbeat manner. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it and think you might too!

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Westerners, you NEED to hear this.

Coming from Communist China, KK's story sounds eerily familiar to me. Pretty much every family in my mother and grandmother's generations has a similarly sorrowful story, so yeah, PLEASE don't repeat our mistakes. PS: I love how KK would do his accent, chuckle, choke, and take a swipe at FF the hangry even in his audio book.

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Must read

Highly recommended read from Konstantin Kisin. This book is utterly entertaining and thoroughly thought provoking.

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must listen

loved it. very interesting and informative.
his life and family's history add alot of perspective on modern day perspective of immigration.

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Enjoyable listen for a depressing subject.

I listened to this in two sessions, as it's not a particularly long book.
As a follower of Triggernometry, I already knew KK's viewpoint, but very interesting listen. I imagine this is not as in depth as some readers that are history buffs may be accustomed to, but for the average working class joe like me, I think it summed up what the west has got right and wrong, and what we need to do preserve our way of life, plus it also covers the horrors of what socialism caused in the USSR.
Good stuff and I look forward to book number two!

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Perfect Antidote

Perfect antidote to the ongoing cultural assault on British and western values from a qualified source.

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Fascinating read and reflection on our values and what makes Britain ‘Great’

Wow there is a lot to unpack in here! I love that it is read by the author and his take on modern Britain, and the World around us, js fascinating. I am slightly left of Centre in my political ideals yet find myself leaning more the right as our sense of balance and common sense seems to become increasingly more skewed. This book unpacks that well and in some ways attempts to show us a way through. I don’t agree with all of the views expressed but it seems to me that this is the point, we don’t have to agree, we are a democracy and we must retain the right of free and open debate which seems to be ever diminishing. Lots of food for thought here, thank you for writing this.

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  • 15-09-22

Fantastic!

A great listen highlighting the many idiocies and double standards of todays woke culture, and providing a great case for Western culture

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  • Ceela
  • 14-07-22

So personal and touching

I just loved this book. You so rarely hear expressions of unqualified gratitude for anything these days. It’s not political in that it’s neither right nor left, but it is a powerful critique of communism and a hopeful appeal to enlist it’s enemies to “testify” before it’s too late. Everyone should give it a listen whatever your political affiliation. This Russian immigrant’s story was beautifully told, deeply personal, and read by the author himself.

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“Before the millennium arrived people in Russia had even stopped having children because there was so much instability. By 1999 the total population fell by about 3/4 of a million, which is a lot. Rates of suicide and murder were also increasing. Access to medicine was poor. I watched all this unfold on the news from my new adopted home. I also kept in touch with old school friends who’d tell me of the disturbing world they were living in. And, crucially, how lucky I was to have been air-lifted out and delivered into a place of peace and prosperity, a country where I could thrive and be equal. And, although I missed my family, I knew they were right. I can still remember the day I arrived in the UK with a wonderful sense of promise and expectation. Twenty-five years on that feeling of freedom has never gone away. Nor has my adopted country ever disappointed me. Despite all the ups and downs, it has always been wonderful to me. That’s why I’ve written this love letter to Western civilization. In short, Britain and the West in general saved me from a terrible fate. Now, as people seek to destroy it, I want to save it in return.”

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  • Sandra Dodd
  • 15-07-22

"Susan Sarandon" is the missing name, in chapter 1

I love Konstantin Kisin, and the book is better than I expected!

22:20 or so, 3/4 through chapter one, a sentence is left out. After he talks about Michael Moore, he meant to say:
"Actress Susan Sarandon is another example."

I bought a Kindle copy to find out, so Dear Audible, if you can fix that, please do, and send me an updated copy. :-)
If you CAN fix it, feel free to edit my comment, though those who downloaded it in the first couple of days will still have the mystery. Susan Sarandon is the "she" following Mchael Moore.

But other than that one confusing omission, the information is quick and solid. There is a great deal about the Soviet Union that we in the west weren't able to hear or know, and I"m glad to learn these things.

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  • Karen Mary Wright
  • 12-09-22

A bitter pill washed down with some fine wine…

Although the facts and data on our postmodern culture presented by Mr. Kissin are a very bitter pill to swallow, his witty humor and logic ease the distaste. This book should be required reading for state university students in the US. Yes, the west still has some problems and our history is far from morally immaculate. However I don’t think that many people who criticize western culture think things through the way Mr. Kissin has expressed in this book. His unique experiences have placed him in a credible position to address our western culture, Marxism and immigration.

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  • P. J. Mayhew
  • 05-09-22

Truth Delivered with Wit and Cutting Dry Humor

Konstantin Kisin has emitted a bright and shining light of truth about the current state of affairs in the World, in particular, the West in a sane, rational, razor sharp wit and the driest form of humor. This little book is a must read for anybody who is able to read.
My deepest thanks and highest praise for Konstantin and bravo to him for raising a long needed voice.

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  • Debra G. Dudley
  • 24-08-22

Perfect

I loved this book so much, I'll make this brief because I want to listen to it again immediately.

This is the right message from the right person at the right time, read by the same right person who wrote it. I was deeply moved by Konstantin's "lived experience" and that of his family. He successfully lays out the sticky web of wokeness that has engulfed the world in an entertaining, uncomplicated way. All you've gotta do is open your ears.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-08-22

An important book

An extremely important message delivered with world class sarcasm and personal experience. The timing of the release is perfect as it shed light on the complex problems we face in today's society, issues hard to understand and wrap ones head around.

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  • Monica B Wooden
  • 12-08-22

Serious but funny

Or maybe funny but serious! Either way we in the West are idiots for falling for this shit. Stand up future serfs.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-08-22

goes well with Douglas Murray book War on the West

very relevant in today's society and an especially intriguing View from an immigrant from communist Russia and entertaining as well

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  • 01-08-22

Missing necessary sentence

Konstantin goes from talking about Michael Moore to using “she” which was jarring and seemed to indicate a missing passage. Sure enough, the sentence, “Actress Susan Sarandon is another example.” should come before, “She has an estimated wealth of US$50 million…” but seems to have been accidentally omitted.

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  • Smitty
  • 01-08-22

So Relevant

Should be a required read in schools across Europe and North America. Arrogant idealogy is poison to freedom.