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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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Here are 11 short stories and one novella by Anton Chekhov, one of the finest masters of what is acknowledged as a difficult genre. There is the richly comic Oh! The Public about a hassled ticket inspector, a wry look at morals and manners in The Chorus Girl, and the melancholic tale of a cab driver in Misery.

Perhaps the finest of all is the novella In The Ravine, a minutely observed look at life in a village through the eyes of one family. All the characters come to life with their foibles, their strengths, and their hopes. Kenneth Branagh uses his natural talent for characterisation to bring this village to life.

The other short stories in this collection are: The Trousseau, A Story Without a Title, Children, Fat and Thin, The Beggar, Hush!, The Orator, and An Actor's End.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 10/11/2013

    " My favorite story was the one about the monk. Unfortunately "In the Ravine" was my least favorite. I may have to revisit this book at a later date. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody Kia | 10/1/2013

    " I loved it...especially Oh, the public. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amalie | 8/29/2012

    " The five stars is merely for "In the Ravine" which I read with the group, as for the rest, I have to revisit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Capsguy | 3/24/2012

    " Only going to read this for 'In the Ravine'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 2/21/2012

    " I got this on CD (from the library) and I've been listening to it on my ipod, while I work out. These stories are all around 5-10 minutes long and are incredible. Here's to Chekhov for really extending my treadmill time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 9/16/2011

    " CD was in bad shape, so I missed some of the stories, but I quickly got the feeling that Chekhov cared less about plot than packing a wallop in terms of human character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurele | 5/15/2011

    " Kenneth Branagh does a superb job bringing these Chekhov stories to life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Capsguy | 4/26/2011

    " Only going to read this for 'In the Ravine'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 9/27/2010

    " CD was in bad shape, so I missed some of the stories, but I quickly got the feeling that Chekhov cared less about plot than packing a wallop in terms of human character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 8/17/2009

    " I loved it...especially Oh, the public. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurele | 1/1/2009

    " Kenneth Branagh does a superb job bringing these Chekhov stories to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 2/14/2008

    " I got this on CD (from the library) and I've been listening to it on my ipod, while I work out. These stories are all around 5-10 minutes long and are incredible. Here's to Chekhov for really extending my treadmill time!
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About the Author
Author Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian writer best known for his plays and short stories. His works utilize simple prose and limited literary techniques to get to the heart of the characters. Humor is also a common occurrence in his works, with even his more serious pieces exhibiting humorous undertones.