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Download The Nose: A Nikolai Gogol Story Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,657 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nikolai Gogol Narrator: Deaver Brown Publisher: Simply Magazine Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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The Nose is the second best known story of Gogol, after The Overcoat. A military major discovers his nose is missing and works to recover it. He finds the nose but it pretends to have a life of its own, as a fellow human. It in fact has a higher rank than the Major himself. The Major is perplexed, goes back to his apartment, and has the nose returned to him. With great joy he recovers his nose, only to find it won't reattach to his face. After much going on, he finds the nose reattached to his face. The fun of the story are the goings on, which have made this a favorite of all readers of Russian literature.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxana | 2/11/2014

    " Witty and amusing, also skillfully translated to Romanian (as I read a different edition). Also, probably the shortest book on the 1001 BYMRBYD list(s), which is always a big plus. Quite enjoyable and incredibly easy to go through. Both beginning and end were abrupt, and everything about it was unexpected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camilla | 2/7/2014

    " Quite odd, but enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Conny | 2/1/2014

    " Very funny and full of irony. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roland | 1/31/2014

    " This is the story of a man who wakes up one day to find his nose missing. It's a short story and I can't same much about it without giving things away, but this is certainly one of the weirdest damn stories I've ever read. There were more than a few times when I said "what the hell?" while reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke | 1/28/2014

    " Wonderfully ridiculous. A very good read, makes very little sense (a nose is running around museums??) but forget that. It is just fantastic, in every sense "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia | 1/14/2014

    " I LOVE GOGOL!!!!! And this is the book that opened up my world to this genius. It is still my top favorite of his, maybe because it was my first experience into this man beautiful mind or maybe because it is perfectly written...you make the call "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela McCallum | 1/12/2014

    " Absolutely fantastic comedy. A guy wakes up one morning without a nose and Gogol entertains us with infinite possibilities and genius imagination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 1/12/2014

    " One of my favorite authors, and his best story, in my opinion. Great fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/31/2013

    " It's just do strange - it was impossible for me not to love it immediately! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip Lane | 12/31/2013

    " A bizarre short story about a man who loses his nose. I can only assume it is symbolic and what came to my mind was how easily someone can lose their reputation through idle gossip or malicious rumour mongering. This would particularly apply to politicians and 'celebrities'. Given that it is a nose that goes missing it would be particularly appropriate for the phrasse 'losing face'. Short and sweet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/5/2013

    " Odd. Quite odd, indeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neda | 11/30/2013

    " I am a big fan of Kafka so I enjoyed reading this book. I saw a lot of similarities between Gogol and Kafka's writing styles. I recommend it to all Kafka fans as well as those who have never read anything of both these authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amit | 10/30/2013

    " fantastic, hilarious, one of the best short stories i have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa | 10/19/2013

    " I've never thought that such an "old" short story could make me laugh more than some actual comedy show. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily May | 6/9/2013

    " This is, without a doubt, the strangest story I've ever read. Ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anuradha S | 2/19/2013

    " Lunacy at its best!! Absolute nonsense but funny as heck "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 michelle | 10/24/2012

    " Gogol was actually one of the first classic Russian authors I read. I found his absurd writings so funny that I was originally convinced I just didn't understand what was going on. What a treat to rediscover him! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momina Masood | 8/13/2012

    " An interesting and humorous, albeit a little ghastly, tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelina | 5/14/2011

    " Not as good as the Overcoat. Didn't really understand the story but it was funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew 'Smitty' | 4/26/2011

    " Perfect selection of his works. I was really really excited to read these. Contains all of the classics that people hear about, as well as some of the other lesser known works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 4/14/2011

    " Not the best translation, but a great overall selection of Gogol's short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa | 3/23/2011

    " Despite valiant efforts, I just am not a fan of Gogol. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 2/6/2011

    " Gogol's prose is beautiful and often laugh-out-loud funny. My favorites - The Nose; The Overcoat; Diary of a Madman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kafkasfriend | 12/13/2010

    " Two volumes complete short stories of Gogol for all those who enjoy Gogol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spykuh | 11/22/2010

    " diary of a madman is hands down my favorite short story "

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About the Author
Author Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852) was a preeminent Ukrainian-born author. He is particularly famous for those stories which veer in the direction of surrealism and the grotesque.

About the Narrator

Deaver Brown is an author and entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and his books include Crucial Conversations, Presidential Wisdom, George Washington: Farewell Address, and numerous others.