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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21,194 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Bill Dewees Publisher: Simply Magazine Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The brilliance of this story is in how a normal bureaucrat, a judge in this case, has a small accident that winds up gradually taking his life. As he deals with this incident, with hope at first and then despair, he comes to terms with his family, his life, and the mediocrities that we all suffer with, except for the exceptional few. This story rings a particularly poignant note for those in early middle age facing the next part of their lives. This story is considered Tolstoy's best.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason | 2/20/2014

    " A moving account of one man's confrontation with death. I think Tolstoy's pace works better in longer works, but he deals with his themes well in this short novella. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Azjericho | 2/19/2014

    " Este libro de verdad es duro, y hace poco lo relei y no me cabia la menor duda de que es un libro que mata en verdad la esperanza, y por eso mismo es tan bueno. Las reflexiones antes de morir siempre han sido puestas en una luz tenue a la que nadie quiere llegar, pero esta historia de un abogado ruso enfrentandose al cese de su existencia es la mejor historia que Tolstoy nos pudo haber dado, Ivan Ilych es el heroe tragico que debate sobre lo artificial y vacia que le parece su vida sintiendo que al final de cuentas todo acabara sin el menor aviso, y es en ese ironico momento que halla la manera autentica de vivir. Un clasico sencillo y corto que ahonda en la conciencia del ser humano sin pretensiones ni adornos, Grande Leo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gita | 2/18/2014

    " This was a great and really short book which focused less on plot or writing and more on content, more specifically the philosophy of death via a narrative of Ivan Ilyich's last days, hours, and minutes. Very deep and thought-provoking. Concise. My first impression of Tolstoy has been a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laurel | 2/2/2014

    " A beautiful short story about a man's personal anguish and sense of regret as he approaches death and reflects back upon his life. Tolstoy handles this difficult struggle with insight, compassion and humanity. "

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