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4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 1994 ISBN: 9781461809739
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Chekhov, noted author, playwright and physician, is one of the most accessible and enjoyable of the Russian writers. He writes about life's routines in a way that encompasses the heights and depths of human emotion all in the span of a day, or even a meal. This recording includes four of his most acclaimed short stories, including: The Black Monk, The House with the Mezzanine, The Peasants, and Gooseberries. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/6/2013

    " Peasants superior to Black Monk "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 10/14/2013

    " beautifully detailed and imaginative. it gave me very weird dreams (coupled with seeing fantastic planet the day before). the black monk is a dark story and reminded me of existentialism and of zulawski's movie "the devil". "

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

    " Inspirational, dark and reflective. Hard to explain, but this short book had a big influence on my way of thinking ever since. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mister Jones | 10/17/2012

    " This is one of those stories that appeals to something, which I haven't a clue because I lack the intellectual tools. I read it on Daily Lit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 7/23/2012

    " Listened to this on a playaway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Cole | 3/4/2012

    " Filled with emotion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asyoulikeit | 6/3/2011

    " I said God Damn! God Damn... finally after a while, some good shit "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 5/7/2011

    " This is what happens when you visit your aunt and forget your book club book at home "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylee | 4/27/2011

    " A parable. Interesting pacing. My introduction to Chekhov. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 3/6/2011

    " Listened to this on a playaway. "

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About the Author
Author Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays, is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama. He described the Russian life of his time using a deceptively simple technique devoid of obtrusive literary devices, thereby becoming the prominent representative of the late nineteenth-century Russian realist school. His early stream-of-consciousness style strongly influenced the literary world, including writers such as James Joyce.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.