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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,876 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Michael Redgrave Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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Three short stories by Anton Chekhov including The First-Class Passenger, The Harmfulness of Tobacco, and A Transgression.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendell Jones | 2/11/2014

    " My copy of these stories is a ten-year-old, out-of-print Folio Society book, which is longer and has a wonderful foreword about Chekov. Chekov is a tremendously talented writer. I had never read anything by him. I tend to shy away from "artsy" authors and that is what you hear about his plays. Some of the short stories are humorous and others are downright depressing. I am drawn to his refusal to show empathy for his characters. He seems to be reflecting Russian life as he found it, often with little hope and some nasty characters. Chekov reminds me in a way of Dickens, both are powerful writers and both published their works in periodicals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isadora | 2/7/2014

    " Master of the short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonfaith | 1/31/2014

    " This one recalls beery evenings when I still shuddered from the emotional impact of such simple stories. I suppose most folks at the time - the early 1990s - were swayed by Carver or Bukowski. I worked ALL the ime but recall buying this new at hawley Cooke and then being floored. The Grasshopper is the one which lingers, assuming a parallel position with Joyce's Araby and tales from Sherwood Anderson as the haunting foundation of a life spent between pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saman Perera | 1/23/2014

    " Brilliant! The "The Lady with the Dog" was exceptional! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiri | 1/8/2014

    " I love short stories, and Chekov writes well enough to evoke emotion out of just a few pages. A few of the stories are heart-wrenching, some are quirky, and others are enchanting. I would definitely recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lauren | 1/2/2014

    " 'on love' is one of the best short stories i have ever read in my entire life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 12/24/2013

    " Chekov's short stories are far superior to his plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 12/23/2013

    " Subtle, sobering, and fairly transcendent. Dude gots a very full understanding of that human nature type stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 11/25/2013

    " Decided to read Chekov for 'fun'...it's not that fun but I'm broadening my horizons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TheDuchess | 10/12/2013

    " He is my hero, nothing else to be said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esonja | 9/22/2013

    " Good grief, SOOO Russian. Poignant, potent, but for heaven's sakes, come fortified. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 9/12/2013

    " I love Chekov's short stories. They are a great view into Russian society in the 1800s and the classism that existed. SO interesting and whitty! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maian Cuyno | 7/24/2013

    " First taste of Chekov and I can't get enough! Great introduction to his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dylan | 7/20/2013

    " very visual and incredible when it comes to defining a moral without slapping you in the face. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayna Lorentz | 5/16/2013

    " The stories are wonderful and rich. Chekhov captures on the page realistic characters struggling with the small problems of human life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amin-m | 4/28/2013

    " Simple but complicated! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph Glasband | 4/12/2013

    " I was Introduced to Anton Chekhov in my comparative lit classes in college and instantly fell in love. Amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suvi | 3/17/2013

    " Yes, I liked them. Some of the descriptions were precise and beautiful but otherwise I haven't really captured his brilliance yet. Maybe I should get back to these some day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Dilbert | 2/20/2013

    " My favorite story here is Sleepy. Chekov seems to have something against nannies and wetnurses. Every other story is about some female domestic helper getting beaten like a pinata. But his writing is good, the most concise and precise short story writer I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/18/2013

    " so far I am really pissed there is nothing about star trek in here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qadir Imtiaz | 1/6/2013

    " Anton Chekhov is pride of literature...must read "

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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.
About the Narrator

Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave (1908–1985) was a renowned English stage and film actor, director, manager, and author. He began his acting career in Liverpool and London, and over four decades became renowned as an actor, winning several awards for best actor in both Britain and the United States. His first major film role was in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes in 1938. For his services to drama, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1952 and was knighted in 1959. He was also appointed Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog, Denmark, in 1955. Besides being one of the post-WWI English acting pantheon, he was the sire of an acting dynasty. As an author, he wrote four books, including his autobiography, In My Mind’s I, as well as two plays and two stage adaptations.