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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,620 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov Narrator: Vyacheslav Gerasimov Publisher: New Internet Technologies Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Oblomov is one of the great Russian classics. Controversial and original, the novel is considered both a model of critical realism work and a bald satire. The critics unanimously agree that Oblomov is a brilliant and timeless example of Russian prose.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olga | 2/1/2014

    " I love love love this book. I found the story almost painfully beautiful, and even after years I'm at loss for words to describe all the wonderful feelings I experienced while reading this. The protagonist is unique and it was truly a delight to get to know him. I'm not sure how it sounds in English - there few languages that can compare with Russian when it comes to adjectives - but I have a feeling that translated Oblomov is as lovely as it is in Russian. It's a classic that everyone interested in Russian literature should give a try. I can't recommend it enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connor Smith | 1/31/2014

    " Oblomov is a book about a man who does nothing; who gives in to that ever present temptation to just laze about all day. And yet, what an interesting time for me to read it. I read it in a short little break I have between one busy week and another. I even tried to hurry through the novel as if to start the next busy week early. And yet, I could easily have read this a year and a few months ago, during a lazy summer. To think that its caution again this laze, the Oblomovian blight, fell upon deaf ears where if the timing were a little different, it would have resonated within me. In the end, funny how sometimes context makes the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/29/2014

    " The first 170 pages of this hardcover were somewhat slow and I became frustrated with the book and the main character's never ending "oblomovism" -- even Goncharov was guilty as it took him more than ten years to write this book -- but I kept reading. Suddenly, I couldn't believe this was actually a Russian novel as it rapidly evolved into a real page turner and I was totally engrossed. I enjoyed it and am giving it 4 stars but could have given 5 even with the slow start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Romero | 1/26/2014

    " Not much happens in this book, but it does contain some fantastic characters. It can be pretty frustrating at times however since it goes in circles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mauricio | 1/22/2014

    " Releyendo Oblomov "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misshoneypenny | 1/17/2014

    " Oooo oblomovlus! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/16/2014

    " Oblomov is one of the most unique characters in all of literature. That said, it was a sad book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex Gleason | 1/12/2014

    " A strange little book. Seems hardly worth one's while until the final 30 pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica Perez | 1/11/2014

    " As a big fan of nineteenth century Russian literature, this is one of my favorite books. Plus, it's about a guy who never gets out of bed, so I can relate to his inclinations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alok | 12/19/2013

    " one of my favourite novels of all time. rereading. five stars! "

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

    " While Oblomov and Russia slept. One of the greats of Russian literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 8/27/2013

    " There is also a good film adaptation of this book. I like to call my children Oblomov when they are laying around doing nothing. They don't know what it means but seem to understand it's not a complement. I appreciate this book as a critique of apathy and/or priviledge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemma | 8/12/2013

    " I have a serious case of Oblomovschina. The start of this book induced some self-deprecating laughter as it painted a perfect picture of my own daily struggle to get motivated - I couldn't have done it better myself "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia Kostoff | 5/26/2013

    " The idyllic, carefree life of a well-meaning but immobile member of the Russian gentry finds his life perturbed for a brief moment by the sparks of love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Merrell | 8/6/2012

    " I was surprised at what an oddly optimistic, even romantic tale this turned out to be. Oblomov may be silly and lazy, but he knows precisely what life he should lead and he ends up with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 8/1/2012

    " A great classic unlike any other. A glimpse inside the soul of a Russian aristocrat, unable to motivate himself to become part of life, despite a small attempt. Tender, evocative, unforgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polina | 6/21/2012

    " one of the favourite book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nawfal | 4/21/2012

    " This is a slow read. Not all readers will be able to plod along through it. But I think it is probably one of the best books I've ever read. "

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