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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (182,054 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Alfred Molina Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When beautiful, aristocratic, and married Anna falls madly in love with the dashing Count Vronsky, their affair shocks Russian society, tears her family apart, and leads, inevitably, to tragedy.

Count Leo Tolstoy's epic story of passion, infidelity, vengeance, and retribution has held readers spellbound since it was first published in the late 1800s. Set against the fatal attraction of Anna and Vronsky, unfolding in perfect symmetry, is another love story: of the melancholy nobleman Constantin Levin and his devoted wife, Kitty. In doubt about the meaning of life, haunted by thoughts of suicide, Levin's struggles echo Tolstoy's own spiritual crisis.

Filled with unforgettable characters, rich in history and social realism, Anna Karenina is a masterpiece of world literature, a story that fires the imagination and touches the heart.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Abbey | 2/20/2014

    " 2 weeks spent on this book. 2 freaking weeks. Do I regret it? No. I had wished it had taken less, because I grew weary after the first week. It's heavy-going, not because it's a hard book. It requires concentration, sure, but the difficulty comes in, in that the book isn't all about this love affair. You'd expect a book titled, "Anna Karenina" to be about this woman. Well, it isn't. It's about Russian culture through, and through. There's actually little romance in comparison to the ways of philosophy, russian politics etc, that Tolstoy is trying to portray. Sure, I would have loved the book to have ben this tragic romance that rendered me awestruck, but I see why this is more important. It's Tolstoy's beliefs and hopes and fears put into a book, an 800-paged book, and that's why it's so important that it is read, so that these ideas and concept don't die out. I loved the characters, but, as you'll notice, Levin is a far more superior character in terms of pages in comparison with Anna. The book could easily have been a tiny 200-paged book, without all the ideology, and Levin. But before you regret spending 2 weeks reading the book, you have to ask yourself who Levin was, and what this book meant to it's creator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 2/20/2014

    " Not sure I believe it is the greatest novel of all time, but definitely engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ginny Olsen | 2/19/2014

    " One of the best books I have read! Will definitely read it again some day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maxine | 2/9/2014

    " Tough read. Took me way too long to finish but it was worth it! "

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