Anna Karenina Audiobook, by Leo Tolstoy Play Audiobook Sample

Anna Karenina Audiobook

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Read By: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 24.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 18.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781436100717

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

240

Longest Chapter Length:

20:02 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:36 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

09:11 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

42

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Publisher Description

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." This is the famous opening sentence of Tolstoi's epic love story between Anna Arkadyevna Karenina and her Count Vronsky. Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy is a classic story of love and tragedy against the backdrop of pre-revolutionary Russia. The extravagant and dramatic story of Anna Karenina who risks everything for passion is intertwined with the quiet story of Levin (an autobiographical character) and his own quest for true love and personal fulfillment. This psychological masterpiece is considered to be one of the greatest novels of world literature.

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"Davina Porter's reading is well-paced and expressive, with vocal nuances for different characters. Can't imagine a finer reading."

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About Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was born about two hundred miles from Moscow. His mother died when he was two, his father when he was nine. His parents were of noble birth, and Tolstoy remained acutely aware of his aristocratic roots, even when he later embraced doctrines of equality and the brotherhood of man. After serving in the army in the Caucasus and Crimea, where he wrote his first stories, he traveled and studied educational theories. In 1862 he married Sophia Behrs and for the next fifteen years lived a tranquil, productive life, finishing War and Peace in 1869 and Anna Karenina in 1877. In 1879 he underwent a spiritual crisis; he sought to propagate his beliefs on faith, morality, and nonviolence, writing mostly parables, tracts, and morality plays. Tolstoy died of pneumonia in 1910 at the age of eighty-two.

About Davina Porter

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and the Square One Theater, among others.