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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (565 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin Narrator: Dmitry Savin Publisher: IDDK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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This book contains stories by the great Russian writer Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826 - 1889). These satirical tales present a phantasmagoric image of Russian society of the 19th century.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M. Patrick | 2/8/2014

    " This was a great listen. I never realized how much story is an essential element of our lives. Story telling allows us to understand our existence, learn things, relate to others, and myriad of parts of life. The author takes us through them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gindho Rizano | 2/1/2014

    " Litterature went scientific, esp. Darwinian. Stresses the centrality of fiction and narrative in homo sapiens' lives. Easy reading, premium content. Ultimately revolutionary. I cannot ask for more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aran | 1/25/2014

    " Decent and as short as it was at 200 pages, still felt longer than its ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charity | 1/25/2014

    " While well written and engaging, Gottschall doesn't present anything truly revelatory or groundbreaking. I kept finding myself saying okay but where is this argument going, and in the end the argument really didn't go anywhere that has not already been explored. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blake Charlton | 1/17/2014

    " a thoughtful, well-written intellectual examination of storytelling, which incorporates neurology, anthropology, sociology, popular culture, computer games, and poetry. those who spend a great amount of time thinking about story (e.g. novelists) may find a few fresh insights but shouldn't expect any epiphanies. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heidi | 1/14/2014

    " I've read a lot of this elsewhere. The first couple chapters had some interesting nuggets, but I didn't find the book all that engaging. "

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

    " This book validates a lot of my feelings about the importance of narrative in our lives. We tell stories because that is what it means to be human. "

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

    " Excellent analysis of the various functions of story and storytelling in society, and how humans have always been "storytelling animals". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 12/21/2013

    " Nothing that earth-shattering or new. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary-Michelle Moore | 12/18/2013

    " An interesting book that explores the role that stories play in society and human well being. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victor Barger | 12/14/2013

    " An interesting read on the various ways narrative permeates our lives, from childhood to adulthood, unconscious to conscious, and individual to society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 12/10/2013

    " The author draws from such fields as psychology, biology, and neuroscience to explain why humans are hard-wired for telling and enjoying stories. Breezy and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Jones | 10/12/2013

    " Offers fantastic insight into how humans know and interpret the world through storytelling. Extremely enlightening. A must read for all writers and readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brady Clemens | 8/31/2013

    " A bit too breezy in places, but overall fascinating. I did, however, take issue with his criticisms of the character of Sherlock Holmes--they seemed both pointless and rude. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Rose | 8/21/2013

    " Meh. Really interesting concept, but there wasn't much meat on the bone. "

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

    " Nicely done look at the power of story in human life, culture and history, and a good apology for the appeal of story in all its forms, from the nearly always fabricated stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, to the advent of storytelling mediums like MMORPG and LARP. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 7/13/2013

    " Intriguing. The Storytelling Animal supports a lot of the current conversation among library trainers about using Story to help make staff training stick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maurynne | 6/5/2013

    " I loved the closing of the book, a glorious summary of the power of story. The subtitle of the book, How Stories Make Us Human, is never proved out. The book is about the centrality of story to human nature. Worth the read. Thought-provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Enk | 5/5/2013

    " Gottschall has a personable style and provides interesting scenarios and anecdotes. While not a book about writing per se, I'm definitely planning to use a few of his ideas in my creative writing classes. For those interested in words and the story-telling process, you won't be disappointed by this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 3/2/2013

    " VERY good book - maybe the best non-fiction book I've read in a while - about how our lives are surrounded and influenced more than anything else by "fiction" or story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 1/29/2013

    " Very quick read. Not very well organized but I did enjoy it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zach | 10/30/2012

    " I had trouble reading this because the style is so formulaic. Malcolm gladwell's shadow is wide and deep and heavy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Lynn | 8/15/2012

    " So delightful! I recommend it to everyone, readers, writers, consumers of any kind of fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Cottongim | 8/8/2012

    " Enjoyable & informative. I didn't find his evolutionary arguments convincing at all. "

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