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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,536 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN:
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When Prince Dmitri Nekhludov is called for jury duty on a murder case, he little knows how the experience will change his life. Faced with the accused, a prostitute, he recognizes Katusha, the young girl he seduced and abandoned many years before, and realizes his responsibility for the life of degradation she has been forced to lead. His determination to make amends leads him into the darkest reaches of the Tsarist prison system, and to the beginning of his spiritual regeneration.

Based on a true story, Tolstoy's final novel is a deeply moving and compassionate tale of human frailty and reformation.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/6/2014

    " A nice taste of Tolstoy without the many hundreds of pages. Ha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 2/3/2014

    " Didn't understand the beauty of the conclusion the first time, but upon rereading it I think it is perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 2/2/2014

    " I am finally understanding what Tolstoy was up to, I think. I had not realized that he had been so influenced by the Baha'i ideas, although I knew he had written about Baha'u'llah. Now things make sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 1/17/2014

    " This was a fascinating book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefan Bolea | 1/11/2014

    " The description of the excesses of the statal machine which distinguishes itself through the cruelty and injustice of its punishments clearly foresees the advent of communism. The anatomy of Nekhlyudov's enlightenment reminds me on The Death of Ivan Ilych . Heidegger should have used it extensively to shed more light on the condition of the "they-self". An important part of Tolstoy's book deals with the distinction between the animal and spiritual aspect of the human nature. Although that since 1899 the cultural code has changed and in today's world the animal and the spirit peacefully coexist (Mr. Hyde is no longer our enemy, he became a marketing tool that helps us sell ourselves more efficiently), no longer being disociated (the animal is spiritual, the spirit - animalic), I apreciate Tolstoy's quest for authenticity and his taste for existential drama; apparently a century ago people still believed in something. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Asay | 1/5/2014

    " I LOVED this book! Very touching. My all-time favorite book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peyton | 12/27/2013

    " Good political commentaries entwine their messages seamlessly with their plots. This is not one of them. Tolstoy's four hundred page sermon has some lovely prose, but he hides it well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raul | 12/17/2013

    " Excelente pero no lean el ultimo capitulo "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esme | 11/8/2013

    " A unforgettable gripping tale of the innocence and struggles of the human soul. It's a heart wrecking story that touched me deep in my own being. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nina | 10/29/2013

    " the indonesia version of "resurrection". i havent finished reading yet...pretty boring..wouldnt mind to finish it though.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Johnson | 8/26/2013

    " The most amazing book ever written!!!!! Pure genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MountainShelby | 7/23/2013

    " Highly recommended for fans of Russian literature. Despite its faults (which others have pointed out, so no need for me to join in), Resurrection is a powerful book. I also think it's a good companion read to The House of the Dead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Knowlton | 5/27/2013

    " I loved this book. It was life changing. Inspires good living and caring for the poor. Don't get attached to worldliness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mena | 4/17/2013

    " The highlight of Tolstoy's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 3/8/2013

    " Different from Tolstoy's better known novels: War and peace and Anna Karinine, but very interesting. A facinating description of Russian Society: urban life and peasantry, prison life and justice before 1919 revolution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Whitmill | 2/17/2013

    " I think that while I agree with much of tolstoy's view of humanity, I do not at all agree with his view if poverty and the poor. Therefore, this book was a little challenging. But also well written, so 4 stars for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 2/6/2013

    " first published in 1899, the details of this amazing story explain today's world. human nature does NOT change even as technologies advance at amazing rates. highly recommended for thinking people who care why man's inhumanity to man continues apace yet under disguises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 1/29/2013

    " Another tale about human nature and relationships - truly Russian. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Neville Jason is an award–winning narrator, as well as a television and stage actor. He has earned seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He is a former member of the Old Vic Company, the English Stage Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Birmingham Repertory Company. While training at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he was awarded the diction prize by Sir John Gielgud.