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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,075 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mikhail Bulgakov Narrator: Roy McMillan Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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When a respected surgeon decides to transplant human body parts into a stray dog, he creates a monster - drunken, profligate, aggressive and selfish. It seems the worst aspects of the donor have been transplanted as well. As his previously well-regulated home descends into riotous chaos, the doctor realises he will have to try to reverse the operation; but the dog isn't so keen....

Wild, uproarious and deliriously comic, Bulgakov's short novel is at once a comment on the problems of 1920s Russia and a lasting satire on human nature.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iana | 2/14/2014

    " A great Bulgakov book - a surreal world, a parody of the totalitarianism of the 1920s... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monte | 2/8/2014

    " great story hard to believe written in 1925 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth Porter | 1/25/2014

    " I loved this book it was very unusual as it told the story from the dogs perspective. I really enjoyed it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Curtis | 1/20/2014

    " Heart of a Dog is a satirical critique of post-revolution society in Russia, as Stalinism is slowly strangling the life out of Moscow. Written in 1925 and banned in Russia, it wasn't published until 1987. A very clever tale, I definitely recommend it. Bulgakov is a literary genius. I appreciate his works so incredibly much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nguyen | 1/7/2014

    " Sometimes, it's better to be a dog than be a human. Clearly a very good novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 12/16/2013

    " If you knew how much I hate fantasy fiction, you might wonder at the human/animal transformation fetish, but both of these books are so grounded in the human experience it is like realism. Although you don't really have to know anything about post-revolution Moscow to read the book, you do need to keep in mind that this is a social/political commentary and not a moral allegory. I have Louisa Stephens to thank for introducing me to this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dara Vilkhova | 12/7/2013

    " one of the best books ever written... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 DoctorM | 12/5/2013

    " Bulgakov's "second" book--- the book people remember only after they've read "The Master and Margarita". Nonetheless--- a dark and witty little parable set in 1930s Moscow about the nature of cruelty and the nature of humanity. (As a note, it's also the favourite book of Anja Rubik, my Leggy Supermodel of choice these days...) It's a bleak little tale, with not much hope for the human condition, though...well...Moscow in Stalin's era wasn't a place where hope was much in vogue. Still--- funny and incisive and with that Russian sense of laughter in the face of hopelessness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cody Gillespie-Lynch | 12/2/2013

    " I enjoyed this. It's unfortunate that I read it after The Master and Margarita, as it really couldn't compare. Taken on its own terms though, Heart of a Dog is a great fun, if a bit slight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hamish | 10/27/2013

    " Entertaining and enjoyable, but lacking in real meat. Definitely no Master and Margarita. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 10/14/2013

    " Interesting story but a little odd. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Highjump | 9/18/2013

    " Master and Margarita is one of my very favorite books so maybe my expectations were too high? I thought it was just okay. Have not loved Ginsburg translations (though that was all I could find for this story) so I might try it again someday if I can find a different translator. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelby | 9/16/2013

    " I couldn't put this down, which is a shame because it's so short that I didn't get to enjoy it for very long! I laughed out loud often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Turkan | 8/29/2013

    " Great book. Such a deep meaning plus funny as hell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/23/2013

    " It's no Master and the Margarita. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aglaya Moroz | 6/22/2012

    " One of my favorite books in original. Mirra Ginsburg's translation is awesome! Enjoy & remember "Never read Soviet newspapers before dinner" ;-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 rebecca | 5/26/2012

    " Amazing cover. Very cool story. 4.75 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ksenia | 4/27/2012

    " The film most intresting as a book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 11/23/2011

    " not the best bulgakov but you can kill it in a day and get a few chuckles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 9/13/2011

    " Russian doctors implant human testicales on a dog and the adventure starts! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Akram | 6/24/2011

    " I hate it... while it is one of the best book for majority of readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/1/2011

    " A quirky wee book, which I enjoyed. Had an odd sort of pace, but the story was neat, (if a little far-fetched). It reminded me of 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley - in how the creature is 'made' without much thought to what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 4/17/2011

    " In typical Bulgakov style the reader is whisked from one WTF moment to the next while being introduced to the a bitterly sarcastic view of Russian Soviet life. This was simultaneously fun and educational, leaving me wishing what Bulgakov would write about today's Moscow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monte | 3/7/2011

    " great story hard to believe written in 1925 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/21/2011

    " If you crossbred My Fair Lady, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and Benji. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corilla | 2/9/2011

    " Told as a person through the eyes of a dog. Delightful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dkalog | 2/8/2011

    " an original bulgakov. Absolute surrealism... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 2/6/2011

    " a great what if story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 1/28/2011

    " Love that Bulgakov!
    Medical experiments, house committees, canine narrators, a not-so-opaque allegory of his times—a world run by thug-dogs.
    No wonder the Soviet censors weren't too happy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 1/21/2011

    " Great satire on the Soviet experiment, but the story was more a ribald comedy who's scenes were constructed to serve the satire and not the narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 _incubus | 1/20/2011

    " me l'ha fatto leggere l'insegnante di russo alle superiori.. carino, merita di soffermarcisi un po' ^^ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/25/2010

    " I thought it was quite an addictive short story. Enjoyed it a lot. "

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