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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (77,338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Sherman Allen Publisher: Listener's Digest Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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War and Peace is one of those books that you always wanted to read, but never did. Now is your chance to listen with your ears rather than read with your eyes, the haunting story of the complex and timeless human struggle for peace during war, ecstasy during anguish and love wherever it can be found. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T. Browning | 2/19/2014

    " While not consistently a 5star book (although there are lots of great parts), the pure scope and reach of this book has to push it there "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 2/13/2014

    " 99% of this book was amazing. Then the whole 2nd part of the epilogue was almost unreadable. Still glad I read it though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/3/2014

    " Do not be afraid of this tome! Go get it! Read it! You'll wish Tolstoy was still around to write a thicker sequel! Perhaps this is obvious as per the title, but the book revolves around a group of interrelated families and friends as they experience war and daily life in Russia in the early part of the 19th century. It was fascinating to me because I could relate so much to these characters despite the differences in geography and place-in-time. I imagine that's why it's such a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hana6 | 2/2/2014

    " Exciting story, showing both sides of 19th century Russian society, the aristocrats and the low class, both being involved in the same war, but seing it and feeling it in a different way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aven | 1/14/2014

    " I'll confess that I skipped over a lot of the meditations about war & human will & power & history, which Tolstoy doubtless considered the most important. But I found the characters very engaging, and the story as a whole moved very quickly and was an enjoyable read. I didn't intentionally read this at the same time as the 200th anniversary of the war was being marked (on twitter among other places) but it ended up being good timing--I knew very little about it, as it happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 1/9/2014

    " It's pretty darned good, you guys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 1/5/2014

    " Tolstoy revived the heart of Russian fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 12/20/2013

    " Brilliant so far. The translators include the French and German in the text, and you have to look at the bottom for the translations, but it's little bother. The notes at the back are outstanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nic | 12/13/2013

    " I gotta say, I liked Anna Karenina more and would definitely start with that. But War and Peace is amazingly insightful, too, and really beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna F. | 12/4/2013

    " This is a fabulous book full of history & love. It is beautifully written with detailed description, down to the lace & roses on women's gowns. The most difficult thing about the book was the characters names, since they are Russian. Do not be afraid to read this book...you will be enriched! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed Purkis | 10/9/2013

    " Took me a couple of months of travelling in S America to read the majority of this beast and then even longer once home to polish off the last 200 or so. Worth doing if you have the time and motivation. Tolstoy's ruminations on the theory of history are some of the most interesting bits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calvin Wong | 9/9/2013

    " Finally finished this door stop "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kety | 2/17/2013

    " If you cut out the ballroom scenes it's actually a very nice book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/13/2013

    " Yes! I finally finished it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Urbanek | 7/14/2012

    " Wasn't crazy about the translation, remember that many of the characters came across as Elmer Fudd. Wasn't clear if it was intentional or translation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clinton | 5/14/2012

    " The invention of the soap opera, plus some philosophy. It really is a Great Book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gurnoor | 12/27/2011

    " my introduction to good literature "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Craig Francisco | 12/13/2011

    " Need to re-read this book. Struggled back in college to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey Cummings | 11/24/2011

    " I am giving this a 4 only because a lot of the dialogue and events were unnecessary. It was amazingly written though. I feel as though I lived an alternate life for a time because his description of mood and scenery were so well written. Good good good book overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 11/9/2011

    " My favourte ever book ... This is my go back to book ... I am biased but I think it may be the best ever book .. And prince Andrei the most gorgeous protagonist ever "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 10/6/2011

    " Began my love of Russian writers. First long read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 7/28/2011

    " It taught me a lot about Russian society! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Collins | 6/29/2011

    " actually read the pevear translation. this book is a trashy soap opera, and the last thirty pages are unreadable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 5/22/2011

    " When Tolstoy tells his character's stories, this book fairly sings. When he lectures on military tactics it's a snooze fest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 5/22/2011

    " I actually read the Dunnigan translation. A great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 5/19/2011

    " Read the Garnett translation. It's less Anglicized. There is an even better revision of Garnett
    The three volume format of the Everyman's edition is easier to hold in bed or anywhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boni | 5/18/2011

    " The old Signet Classic, 1968 first printing that I read was not listed in goood Reads
    Was Translated by Ann Dunnigan with an Introduction by John Bayley

    I agree, War and Peace is the greatest novel ever written.



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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ctb | 5/17/2011

    " Loved the societal, political, cultural aspects. Extended descriptions of cannons bored me. "

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

    " Epic story. Hard work at first but you grow to know the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cjl | 5/13/2011

    " The best novel ever written.
    I read War and Peace regularly, and I've read several different translations. This is the best.
    Drops dripped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alla | 5/8/2011

    " The peace I love, war made me quit the book 3/4 of the way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer M. | 5/8/2011

    " this book was recommended by one of my friends... i have been reading it for the past 3 years and i am only through half. to say its a slow read is understating the situation. its my goal to finish it this year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JP | 5/5/2011

    " I found Pierre Bezukhov irritating and unlikeable. The character I identified with was Prince Andrei. Of course we all know what happens in the end. "

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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.