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4.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Walter Zimmerman Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Tolstoy is primarily know for his impressively long novels, but he also wrote some wonderful short stories. This one, dealing with ambition and greed, has an unforgettable message. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vern Glaser | 1/29/2014

    " the short story "how much land does a man need?" is a delightful short narrative of a couple of Russian old men who go on a pilgrimage, it is a great story that exposes the relative worthlessness of money/possessions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken Moten | 1/16/2014

    " My last book before I plunge myself back into The Brothers Karamazov and I chose this one. It was a very good short story that is a morality tale but is not anvilicious. The last words in this story are truer now than when Tolstoy wrote them. Well, back to Dostoevsky! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 1/15/2014

    " How much land does a man need---great story on the perils of greed! Skillfully written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maloney | 12/12/2013

    " Nice little collection of morality tales, kind of a more sophisticated version of Aesop's Fables. Some were excellent, some were just "ok". I liked "3 Questions" and "The Coffee-House of Surat" the most. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 11/20/2013

    " Wow, I had to read this short story for school and I'm glad I had to because I absolutely LOVED it. It is a great example of where greed will get you. No where. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ricardo Rodríguez-Quintero | 11/19/2013

    " Tres arshines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 10/10/2013

    " Simple presentation, but a great message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Capsguy | 6/3/2013

    " A nice little short story teaching us all a lesson about greed. Have previously read all other works in this collection other than the titled one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June Sine | 2/22/2013

    " Your treasure belongs to your heart! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lulu sunman | 1/9/2013

    " the point is: don't be greedy. dalam hidup yang demikian padat dengan manusia, kepemilikan tanah secara membabi buta adalah tidak manusiawi. toh, tanah yang nantinya benar-benar akan milik kita hanya seukuran kuburan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bagger | 7/30/2012

    " Read this in school about four years ago, and have always loved it, my favorite has to be "How much Land Does a Man Need" I mean how do most people think they need, ( it turns out about six feet) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa L | 7/23/2012

    " The material greed of man will be his demise "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jorge Pérez de rueda | 7/13/2012

    " Interesante cuento. Me parece que la literatura rusa y yo no vamos a ser amigos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 5/9/2012

    " A 'mind-opening story',i've shared it to my whole family and they love it they totally agree with me.and i will read it again and again,i also share it to one of my highschool friend and she will read it soon.nd i swear she will never regret reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Bodiford | 4/26/2012

    " Great lesson about the failures of greed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 3/4/2012

    " Blessed are the shoemakers, seems to be the underlying message in these stories. And if they are to inherit the earth, hopefully they are not stuck with the dangerous Caucasian regions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 9/28/2011

    " Tolstoy has amazing powers of description, as seen in all of these short stories. I loved the morals taught in the stories Where Love Is, God Is, The Two Old Men, What Men Live By, and all the others. Good reminders of what is really important in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Kurz | 8/13/2011

    " Tolstoy in perfect form. Lessons, morality tales, warning -- all the stuff the Count himself could not heed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 3/19/2011

    " Sometimes we get what we deserve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shokufeh شکوفه Kavani کاوانی | 3/16/2011

    " One of the best books I have ever read.......it is about greed, this insatiable greed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ahmetom734 | 9/13/2010

    " I became muslim after reading this book. It reminded me of what is just and unjust, what is true and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil. All the stories were delighting. All were written by a genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 7/9/2010

    " Tolsoty pretty much rewrote old Christian and Jewish stories. They are fun to read and have great endings... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 1/12/2010

    " This book of short stories and fables by Tolstoy is one of my favorites. Many of Tolstoy's characters live out the teachings of Christ in practical ways. Entertaining and full of wisdom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mugo | 12/5/2009

    " good stuff for the soul "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hashem | 11/26/2009

    " this book is soooooooooooo great :D
    a collection of short and lovely stories.
    one of them that I like it very much is
    "How much land does a ma need?" a really nice story
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 9/3/2009

    " This was a collection of short stories. I enjoyed them all to some extent. Some I really enjoyed. He's a good, inspiring, thought-provoking author. I plan to read more of his. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 9/17/2008

    " Beautiful collection of short stories, focusing on Tolstoy's spiritual side. I love these so much. I will always own a copy of this book and reread it often. "

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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.