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Download Great French and Russian Short Stories, Volume 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Great French and Russian Short Stories, Volume 2 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Leo Tolstoy
3.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Walter Zimmerman Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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No one plumbs deeper depths of the psyche than French and Russian authors. This second wide-ranging collection of 19th-century literary masterworks, presented in their entirety, not only entertains, but provides insight into 19th-century mores and the mysteries of human nature. This second collection contains works by some of the most famous names in French and Russian literature and includes:

  • Where Love Is, There God is Also by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Queen of Spades by Alexander Poushkin
  • A Simple Soul by Gustave Flaubert
  • The Peasant Mare by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Boule de Souif by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Hole by Guy de Maupassant
  • How Much Land Does a Man Need? by Leo Tolstoy
  • A Piece of Bread by Francois Coppe
  • The Blizzard by Alexander Poushkin
  • How He Got the Legion of Honor by Guy de Maupassant
  • Waiter, A Bock by Guy de Maupassant
  • And more Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 5/22/2011

      " When Tolstoy tells his character's stories, this book fairly sings. When he lectures on military tactics it's a snooze fest. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 5/22/2011

      " I actually read the Dunnigan translation. A great book. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 5/19/2011

      " Read the Garnett translation. It's less Anglicized. There is an even better revision of Garnett
      The three volume format of the Everyman's edition is easier to hold in bed or anywhere. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boni | 5/18/2011

      " The old Signet Classic, 1968 first printing that I read was not listed in goood Reads
      Was Translated by Ann Dunnigan with an Introduction by John Bayley

      I agree, War and Peace is the greatest novel ever written.



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

      " Loved the societal, political, cultural aspects. Extended descriptions of cannons bored me. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 5/14/2011

      " Epic story. Hard work at first but you grow to know the characters. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cjl | 5/13/2011

      " The best novel ever written.
      I read War and Peace regularly, and I've read several different translations. This is the best.
      Drops dripped. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alla | 5/8/2011

      " The peace I love, war made me quit the book 3/4 of the way through. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer M. | 5/8/2011

      " this book was recommended by one of my friends... i have been reading it for the past 3 years and i am only through half. to say its a slow read is understating the situation. its my goal to finish it this year. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JP | 5/5/2011

      " I found Pierre Bezukhov irritating and unlikeable. The character I identified with was Prince Andrei. Of course we all know what happens in the end. "

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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.