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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Piotr Korshunkov Publisher: IDDK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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Boyhood (1854) is the second novel in Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, which includes Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth. In this work, he combines events from his own childhood with themes that address the moral and social problems of the time.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 2/7/2014

    " It wasn't a bad read, but it wasn't exceptional either. Some of the occurrences are very thought provoking. However, the whole series felt very unfinished. I know there was supposed to be a fourth part that was never attached but even the first three had some many elements of incompleteness that it was hard to enjoy the overall story. Tolstoy did do a great job of capturing a lot of the confusing and conflicting feelings we experiences throughout adolescence but that unfinished aspect of it just bugged me too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/31/2014

    " A brand-new, from-scratch translation by Judson Rosengrant of Tolstoy's remarkable trilogy, for Penguin Classics. I heard a chapter of this new translation--chapter 7 of Childhood, the Hunt-- when I was in Russia, in a cabin on the grounds of a monastery in Suzdal, read aloud by the translator. A translation is a very special gift to the world, the gift of tasteful self-effacement, the demand that a work must be truthful on all levels, as close as is humanly possible--to give the reader both the literal sense and the artistic voice. A beautiful, amazing time. Now, six years later, it has just been published, and the definitive translation of Childhood, Boyhood, Youth in this generation. Time to roll up my sleeves and dig in. Like all Tolstoy, it's broken into many short chapters, perfect for a night's reading. Who cares if it's summer in L.A. As I start this, I'm transported back to that January night in that Suzdal monastery, when Judson Rosengrant read us his newly translated chapter: "Wearing a shaggy cap and carrying a knife in his belt and an enormous horn over his shoulder, the master of hounds, nicknamed Turka, rode in front of everyone on a blue roan with a bent nose..." I'm especially grateful that all of the French and German are translated in this version--nobody mastered languages like the educated Russians of Tolstoy's time. After just having read Gorki's essay on Tolstoy, I'm doubly interested to see what Tolstoy has to say about his own upbringing and the developing mind of childhood--I imagine I'll put this on the shelf next to Nabokov's Speak, Memory. Tolstoy was evidently quite a handful, brilliant and wild and brimming with energy. Can't wait. *************** "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kissmyshades | 1/20/2014

    " i've only read childhood. not bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Oestreicher | 1/9/2014

    " It's wonderful to come across a "new" (to you) book by an author you love. This early work is a pleasure to read and absolutely recognizable as Tolstoy. Nobody else's fiction feels so much like real life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marc L | 12/26/2013

    " Vroege werkjes van Tolstoj. Vooral de anti-oorlogsverhalen van Sebastopol, en het slotverhaal De ochtend van een landedelman zijn de moeite. Een groot talent in wording. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolanne | 12/16/2013

    " A charming read. While I don't think late 1800 Russian literature has a lot of effect on my life, its nice to mentally escape into such a nice, soft space sometimes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benjamin | 11/22/2013

    " I expected more. Kind of a rant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Al Andy | 11/20/2013

    " very very good ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 11/1/2013

    " My favorite autobiographies are all listed here: Tolstoy, Nabokov, and the two by Dahl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Daniel Miles | 7/16/2013

    " Beautifully written autobiographical portraits from Tolstoy's early life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tania Martin | 4/2/2013

    " Interesting to read Tolstoy's early works. This book is full of lush scenes and descriptions, but thin on plot. His characters are wonderful and the narration is simple but honest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fatmanur | 2/7/2013

    " To read an author's yough... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wes | 12/11/2012

    " One of Tolstoy's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Miller | 8/28/2012

    " "Childhood, Boyhood & Youth by Leo Tolstoy (2006)" "

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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.