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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,431 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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Uncle Vanya spends years of drudgery managing his brother-in-law's estate to enable Serebryakov the chance to pursue his career as a great professor. When Serebryakov is proven to be a fraud and wants to sell the estate, Vanya becomes enraged.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wa Leerasa | 2/7/2014

    " A beautiful comedy about the suffering of ennui. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rikki Chadwig | 2/4/2014

    " Ruski klasik...:) "

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

    " ignore the edition stuff, I checked a book with nine Chekhov plays out from the library yesterday, and this was the first I read, and sigh, gasp, wow. "

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

    " I read this because I was going to see the play (with Cate Blanchett as Yelena and Hugo Weaving as Astrov), and I've found that reading a play before seeing it really increases my enjoyment and deepens my understanding of the production itself and the director's and actors' choices. It's a very good play to read and it was a very enjoyable production, but the production to my mind less Chekov than a modern sex farce. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 1/24/2014

    " I have read this many times. And every time, I get new meaning. Chekhov created the ensemble play about relationships, and life en famile. All his characters are the protagonist, at one time or another. This year Sonia stands out for me as valiant and wise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/15/2014

    " Some of this book was hard to read, not only because of the story but because of the way the slaves spoke in the South at that time. Uncle Tom's Faith and Courage are to be celebrated. My motto for this new year 2012 are Integrity, dilligence and courage. Uncle Tom had theae in abundance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley Brown | 1/13/2014

    " Let go at least once in your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlyissa Matthews | 1/5/2014

    " I enjoyed this play. When i took my time and read through it i began understanding the characters and their situations more. To me this play is about life, struggles and living through them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ~Sara~ | 12/25/2013

    " I didn't really enjoy this at all. I found it pointless and a little confusing. I think I'd have to read some of the history behind it to understand it better. It's also possible I read a poor translation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 11/13/2013

    " this book makes me depressed. voinsky is funny as hell though "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 11/8/2013

    " Had to read it for a class but useful for adding to my collection of Russian classics. Still trying to sort out how I feel about it. I'm mostly just depressed at Vanya's turmoil. "

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

    " Anton Chekhov is very good at "showing" a piece of time and the character's within it without judgement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fionnuala | 10/15/2013

    " The presence of vodka in every scene made me laugh, but I loved the evident tension in the house and Uncle Vanya!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marko | 8/25/2013

    " All the plays I've read seem to prove one thing: love is slavery. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rinn | 4/16/2013

    " I read this for a LAMDA exam, and to be honest the reason I did not enjoy it was probably due to the amount of times I had to go through one scene, but it's put me off of reading any more Chekov =/ "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha Cardarelli | 3/5/2013

    " Eh... better than Medea "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Rockwell | 12/18/2012

    " This play is better in Russian, performed by Russians, but anyone reading it should do so aloud. The play says a lot about growing old, how we deal with aging in both body and spirit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 9/28/2012

    " A story of unsatisfying lives, elusive fates and the lack of the will to act. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 12/31/2011

    " This was read in my great books course and I truly got involved. Seeing the movie, which followed it exactly added much. The Russian darkness and the characters did come alive through the discussions. /they were there to -bserve and identify with, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zaira | 8/20/2011

    " A reading to analyze your life and your decisions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E.P. Rose | 5/1/2011

    " I LOVE "Uncle Vanya". So much so that I used Vanya as the point of departure (and indeed destination) for my novel "Beyond The Valley Of Sex And Shopping". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/29/2011

    " I listened to the free audio version from LibreVox. Some of the voices were a bit annoying but on the whole it was surprisingly good. The play conveys a great mood, full of spite and tension. The characters and the interplay between them is fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aroja | 3/22/2011

    " I want to write a review really, but I can't remember what this book was like. The cover is pretty neat though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 2/16/2011

    " I have read this many times. And every time, I get new meaning. Chekhov created the ensemble play about relationships, and life en famile. All his characters are the protagonist, at one time or another. This year Sonia stands out for me as valiant and wise. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hayley | 7/26/2010

    " Même si j'aime les personnages et le fond de l'histoire (pour les deux), c'est toujours très ardu de lire du théâtre! Soit ça nous ramène à l'école soit il est tout simplement évident que le théâtre est fait pour être vu et non lu! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 3/12/2010

    " One of my favorite Chekovs!--Well...aren't they all? Attempted murder AND attempted suicide! Ya gotta love Vanya!
    4.5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mara | 2/10/2010

    " ignore the edition stuff, I checked a book with nine Chekhov plays out from the library yesterday, and this was the first I read, and sigh, gasp, wow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ~Sara~ | 1/30/2010

    " I didn't really enjoy this at all. I found it pointless and a little confusing. I think I'd have to read some of the history behind it to understand it better. It's also possible I read a poor translation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/18/2010

    " The comic tragedy of lost hopes and stifled passion set in 1890s Russia. Christopher Hampton's adaptation stars Robert Stephens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 11/13/2009

    " Not as wonderful as The Seagull, but the third act was absolutely beautiful. The themes he proposed (growing older and saving nature) were interesting and inspiring. I love Chekhov more everytime I read something new. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 10/2/2009

    " I think I liked it better than Three Sisters. Possibly my favorite Chekhov play so far. "

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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.