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  • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Anton Chekhov's Short Stories

  • By: Anton Chekov
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

"Chekhov is probably better known in Britain for his plays than for his prose. For many, however, it is his short stories that mark the high water of his genius. It might at first glance be hard for those not used to his style of narrative to see what the fuss is about - and fuss there is: for most authors and lovers of literature Chekhov is incomparably the greatest short story writer there ever was."

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  • Humor & tales from the past.

  • By Wras on 14-01-18

An absolute joy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-01-16

What did you like most about Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Anton Chekhov's Short Stories?

Short stories appear to be the perfect vehicle for audible. Here, raconteur par excellence, Stephen Fry does justice to Chekov's stories. His "Oysters!" still ringing in my head. Intriguing, enetertaining and it for people with a short attention spam.

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

The accents, the jumping in and out of characters, the clear love he has for these stories. It absolutely shines through.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It's a collection o short stories that make you think and certainly have a darker side to them.