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A Hero of Our Time

Narrated by: Clive Chafer
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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First published in Russia as Geroy Nashego Vremeni, A Hero of Our Time is set in the Russian Caucasus in the 1830s.

In A Hero of Our Time, Grigory Pechorin is a bored, self-centered, and cynical young army officer who believes in nothing. With impunity he toys with the love of women and the goodwill of men. He is brave, determined, and willful, but his wasted energy and potential ultimately result in tragedy.

This psychologically probing portrait of a disillusioned 19th-century aristocrat and its use of a nonchronological and multifaceted narrative structure influenced such later Russian authors as Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy and presaged the antiheroes and antinovels of 20th-century fiction.

Public Domain (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Jeff Lacy
  • 17-06-17

Rising inflection

I had to get use to Clive Chafer's voice. At first it sounded as if he was reading it with the tone of sarcasm. But as the novel progressed I got use to his voice and it did not chafe me as badly. That is not to say I would pick him to narrate any other book I chose. One particular thing he does is end many of his interrogatory sentences with a rising inflection. And so it sounds like a BBC reporter narrating the story. This is very irritating. His voice never got out of the way of the story. It lacked sensitivity. However, it did add a better appreciation to the simultaneous reading of the novel.

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  • Brad Isaak
  • 06-11-16

Genius Presentation of Ywtsaxt fas

genius writing. interesting main character. great description of the soul and inner struggle. well performed and provocative. a hidden gem

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