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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (60,217 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mikhail Bulgakov Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Master and Margarita is one of the most famous and best-selling Russian novels of the 20th century, despite its surreal environment of talking cats, Satan, and mysterious happenings. Naxos AudioBooks presents this careful abridgement of a new translation in an imaginative reading by the charismatic Julian Rhind-Tutt. With War and Peace and Crime and Punishment among the Naxos AudioBooks best-sellers, this too promises to be a front title.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Maria | 2/8/2014

    " I listened to this as an audiobook, so maybe I didn't "get it," but this was AWFUL. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Henry Avila | 2/3/2014

    " A poet "Homeless" and a magazine editor,Berlioz, are having a conversation, in a Moscow park,just before the start of the second world war. Drinking sodas,discussing business, ordinary right? That's the last time in the novel.An apparition appears and a seven foot transparent man, is seen floating above their heads.But only Berlioz spots it.He's obviously sick... Later a foreign stranger, joins them on the next bench.They start a conversation about Jesus, if he really existed.The newcomer,a self described black magic expert, tells the others, he saw Pontius Pilate and Jesus, personally ! Naturally his companions, look at him with a little disbelief.Professor Woland,( the name is discovered afterwards)must be a spy or crazy. Either way,authorities should be contacted. Tragic results follow soon after.A wild chase through city streets ensues. Weirdest of all, a giant black tom cat ,who walks on two legs, and tries to get on a streetcar but the heartless conductor,says no cats, refuses entry.But Behemoth , the cat, does manage to get on the streetcar. They're very intelligent animals. What the devil is going on ? The professor and his entourage, give the best magic show,on stage,ever seen in Moscow.Too bad you missed it! Meanwhile a married woman,Margarita, having an affair with an author,who is writing a novel.She calls him "Master".You guessed right ,the book , its about Pontius Pilate. Mirroring Bulgakov's life,the manuscript is banned.Many funny adventures follow, involving flying and the destruction of property.Men disappear,strange events happen all around the city....The highlight is Satan's Ball,presided by Margarita,as the Queen,attended mostly by the dead. Eerie, to say the least. A dream like, melancholic atmosphere permeates. Flamboyant, imaginative fable,a real classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dorin | 1/31/2014

    " A book which really surprised me. By the title i was actually expecting something else...but really loved the reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew Martin | 1/30/2014

    " If you want to dive into Russian literature, I would recommend picking this book up first, while not as well known as Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy, Bulgakov captures the fucked up writing style that is Russian lit. "

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