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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (846 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Alexey Aptovtsev Publisher: IDDK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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This audiobook contains a classic tale of army life from the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Set in the early 1800s, this short novel poignantly portrays the day-to-day lives of Hussars. Tolstoy expertly evokes the tensions between the values of one generation and the next.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 2/15/2014

    " So I didn't really read this whole book, but I did read the short story "Master and Man," which was not at all what I expected. Great story - one of Tolstoy's best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wai Phyo | 2/15/2014

    " literally breathless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Worley | 2/12/2014

    " Once I got into the rhythm of it, it went very quickly. The ending was a little unexpected to me. The only reason I didn't give it a higher rating is because I wished it had more details and show more emotion. On the other hand, however, in a way I did like the fact that Tolstoy didn't labor intensively over descriptions. The meaning of the book was not lost in a forest of words. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mossie Sweet | 2/12/2014

    " Insanely slow; couldn't care less about the characters, and boring plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 2/12/2014

    " Great short story about human weakness. Very well written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/20/2014

    " The story of a greedy, self-centered business man and his faithful servant and horse traveling in a difficult blizzard. The ending surprised me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina | 12/1/2013

    " Super duper good, and with a great surprise ending, but I liked "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" better. "

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

    " A good short read--basically a parable about greed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laksmi | 11/20/2013

    " my first book and one of my favorite ever... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Cupples | 11/17/2013

    " Just magnificent. Makes me embarrassed to admit I haven't read any of his long novels. Toss 'em in the bucket list! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franc | 11/15/2013

    " I read this excellent story of a Russian man and his servant lost on a doomed winter journey while I was bouncing along in a 24 max. mini-bus on a possibly doomed Russian journey of my own to Tolstoy's home, Yasnaya Polyana. A May Day to remember. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 8/2/2013

    " Another inciteful study of the relationship of a proud and somewhat corrupt Russian land owner and one of his peasant servants. When confronted with a severe Russian snow storm and the prospect of imminent death, the land owner comes through and does the right thing. A worthwhile read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AJ | 7/27/2013

    " Tolstoy's "Master and Man" is one of the best short stories of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 7/9/2013

    " A favorite short story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 7/3/2013

    " You can't take it with you. And when snowstorms appear, go inside when you can. "

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

    " A little hard to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hans | 5/11/2013

    " Does this imply that those of greater means should sacrifice for those of lesser? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 4/27/2013

    " expected better "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 4/6/2013

    " This short story was OK. Nothing much to talk about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isotilia | 10/28/2012

    " Mestre Tolstoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 10/25/2012

    " This is a short Tolstoy novella. He is really good at imagery--this book made me feel cold. However, I wasn't entirely convinced at the motives of the main characters. It's still really good. Tolstoy just understood people. "

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About the Author
Author Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was born about two hundred miles from Moscow. His mother died when he was two, his father when he was nine. His parents were of noble birth, and Tolstoy remained acutely aware of his aristocratic roots, even when he later embraced doctrines of equality and the brotherhood of man. After serving in the army in the Caucasus and Crimea, where he wrote his first stories, he traveled and studied educational theories. In 1862 he married Sophia Behrs and for the next fifteen years lived a tranquil, productive life, finishing War and Peace in 1869 and Anna Karenina in 1877. In 1879 he underwent a spiritual crisis; he sought to propagate his beliefs on faith, morality, and nonviolence, writing mostly parables, tracts, and morality plays. Tolstoy died of pneumonia in 1910 at the age of eighty-two.