LISTENER

Aubrey Mark

Glasgow, Strathclyde, United Kingdom
  • 1
  • review
  • 25
  • helpful votes
  • 1
  • rating
  • War and Peace

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I knew I'd never read it

  • By Judith on 09-08-08

Poor Natasha

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-09

The narrator has a good voice but the characters are ruined in the most part by his rather annoying, if not incredibly grating, 'take' on the main players. Pierre sounds vacuous, Andre half dead and the women simpering and worst of all what has he done to Natasha! I do not know if I can take 50 hrs plus of this!

25 of 25 people found this review helpful