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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (182,409 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sensual, rebellious Anna falls deeply and passionately in love with the handsome Count Vronsky. When she refuses to conduct the discreet affair that her cold, ambitious husband—and Russian high society—would condone, she is doomed. Set against the tragic love of Anna and Vronsky, the plight of the melancholy nobleman Konstantine Levin unfolds. In doubt about the meaning of life—a mirror of Tolstoy’s own spiritual crisis—Konstantine is haunted by thoughts of suicide. Through these and other characters, Tolstoy weaves a vast and rich tapestry of nineteenth-century Russian society.

A magnificent drama of vengeance, infidelity, and retribution, Anna Karenina tells the story of two characters whose emotional instincts conflict with the dominant social mores of their time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Flawless as a work of art.”

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • “For years, I made a point of rereading Anna Karenina every summer. I am still bowled over by its freshness and its immediacy.”

    Anne Tyler, Pulitzer Prize–winning American novelist

  • “Without a doubt my favorite love story is Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina…In grandeur as is pathos, in the sweep of it as in the touching detail, it moves me now…just as it moved me long ago.”

    Jan Morris, Welsh historian and author

  • “A sexy and engrossing read, this book tells the tale of one of the most enthralling love affairs in the history of literature.”


  • “There is no doubt that Anna Karenina, generally considered Tolstoy’s best book, is definitely one ripping great read.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Considered one of the pinnacles of world literature.”

    Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature

  • “Wanda McCaddon makes this literary cornerstone downright enjoyable…A wonderful listen.”


  • An Oprah’s Book Club Selection
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Tragic Love Stories to Read after “Seeing Me Before You”

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Helena | 2/18/2014

    " this book is one of my favourite love tragic stories- unloved husband, beloved son, young and existing new love...how do you manage all this in a very conservative aristocratic society where divorce is not an option and you loose everything, including your good name, friends, if you dare not to obey the norms? She wasn't strong enough to face it all... Every character had a journey through their own stories and had to make difficult choice, show courage and forgiveness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ambar Yadav | 2/17/2014

    " On face value it's the story of an extramarital affair. But it's so much more. It touches and discusses every topic under the sun, from religion to governance and planning. Also, Tolstoy creates characters that are truly life-like. Rather than focus on traits of a character, he develops them all around, gives you not just a peek into their lives, but lays out their lives before you. Tolstoy doesn't shy away from details, in fact he delves far deeper into them than most other authors "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cecile | 2/17/2014

    " While dated in its morality, it's a powerfully written novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kc Cruz | 2/17/2014

    " A great literary work of all time. A great classic schemed story about jealousy,hypocrisy,society,fidelity,adultery,marriage,faith and beliefs. It's so well written that I enjoyed each characters' role, which is ironic for me, especially on how it was focused on its protagonists namely Anne and Levin. I just love how they find their own life and happiness, though they foresee it in different ways. I just can't believe how each characters go beyond the bound of their own madness with love and just nailed them down to their own death, and how they won their good fights and find themselves drowning into the depths of torments, and just led their devil inside conquer their world. It's a reflection of love to us. This will stimulate those who felt or rather feeling envy and trying to suffocate and poison themselves. This will let you see the discrepancies on how we foresee and mislead the greatest love. "

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