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3.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Ilya Bobylev Publisher: IDDK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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In Tolstoy's short story Master and Man, Vasily Andreich Brekhunov, a rich merchant, is determined to close a business deal. He is travelling with his exploited servant, Nikita, through a blizzard - little realizing that this will soon become a life and death situation.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/12/2014

    " The story of a greedy, self-centered business man and his faithful servant and horse traveling in a difficult blizzard. The ending surprised me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 1/31/2014

    " Great short story about human weakness. Very well written! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 1/27/2014

    " So I didn't really read this whole book, but I did read the short story "Master and Man," which was not at all what I expected. Great story - one of Tolstoy's best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 1/27/2014

    " Tolstoy deftly renders social and psychological tensions (between master and man) and nature's impingement on the bodies and souls of these two men journeying through the Russian wilderness. Confusion and dread mount as night descends and the blizzard intensifies, but a natural order based on true nobility takes form. Sadly, unlike the morally ambiguous tales of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy's culminates with a pithy Socialist moral. This irks me simply because I think "negative capability" is an essential quality of creative genius. But get over it Nathan! this is a gripping read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Laughlin | 1/17/2014

    " Yeah, he's good. Kid's got a future, guys. Be on the lookout for this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AJ | 1/12/2014

    " Tolstoy's "Master and Man" is one of the best short stories of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tze-Wen | 1/3/2014

    " Audiobook version (as read by Simon Vance). Review here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 12/14/2013

    " You can't take it with you. And when snowstorms appear, go inside when you can. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deirdre Clare | 11/30/2013

    " Beautiful observed and told, poignant, classic Tolstoy short story. Wish it could have gone on a lot longer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Cupples | 11/27/2013

    " Just magnificent. Makes me embarrassed to admit I haven't read any of his long novels. Toss 'em in the bucket list! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mossie Sweet | 11/25/2013

    " Insanely slow; couldn't care less about the characters, and boring plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie Burton | 5/11/2013

    " I was not really into this book. It was an interesting story. Sad. Not really the kind of style I like though. It is a good story if you like this style of writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina | 5/7/2013

    " Super duper good, and with a great surprise ending, but I liked "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franc | 4/30/2013

    " I read this excellent story of a Russian man and his servant lost on a doomed winter journey while I was bouncing along in a 24 max. mini-bus on a possibly doomed Russian journey of my own to Tolstoy's home, Yasnaya Polyana. A May Day to remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laksmi | 4/23/2013

    " my first book and one of my favorite ever... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angeline | 2/10/2013

    " A little hard to get through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isotilia | 2/2/2013

    " Mestre Tolstoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 12/30/2012

    " A favorite short story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 11/13/2012

    " Another inciteful study of the relationship of a proud and somewhat corrupt Russian land owner and one of his peasant servants. When confronted with a severe Russian snow storm and the prospect of imminent death, the land owner comes through and does the right thing. A worthwhile read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 10/7/2012

    " Touching short story by Tolstoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 8/22/2012

    " expected better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 8/15/2012

    " A good short read--basically a parable about greed. "

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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.