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Anna Karenina Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Anna Karenina (Unabridged), by Leo Tolstoy
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 0 (182,480 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Vyacheslav Gerasimov Publisher: New Internet Technologies Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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At the railway station, where his mother has arrived from St. Petersburg, Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky meets Anna Arkadyevna Karenina, the wife of Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin, an influential St. Petersburg statesman. This casual meeting makes an indelible impression on both of them. Vronsky is passionately in love with Anna, and she with him. As a married woman with an eight-year old son, she understands that she cannot - and should not - be interested in this brilliant young officer. She hopes that upon her return to St. Petersburg she will get peace of mind, forget everything, and become her usual self. But Anna cannot overcome the accidental passion unleashed by Vronsky, who follows her like a shadow and seeks her favor.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Almas | 2/2/2014

    " After english translation the book is pretty boring unless one is all about old fashioned style. Nevertheless, book flows when one reads in russians. Of course, none of the books can be as good as they are in their native language. So, try to consider that translation uses heavy words, which slows down reader. But description seems very vivid as in Tale of two cities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Tara | 12/11/2013

    " A classic novel....and loved every minute of reading it!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Rose Neild | 12/2/2013

    " magnificent story-telling... i felt completely drawn in to make allegiances with different characters. Poor anna, with so little to do in the world due to her station in life. once even cosiety was closed to her she found it so hard to stay in the world. tragic star crossed lovers... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Ralitsa Koleva | 11/24/2013

    " I expected a lot more from this one. I just couldn't like or love Anna with her issues. "

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About the Author
Author 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.