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War and Peace (Russian Edition)

Narrated by: Evgeniy Ternovskiy
Length: 73 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)
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Summary

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men. As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds - peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers - as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving - and human - figures in world literature. 

Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

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Brilliant story and outstanding narrating

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I loved how narrator read the story quite "matter-of-fact"ly, leaving the story to raise all necessary drama and emotions. Very good job done by narrator indeed.

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Life itself

It is no accident that War and Peace has been called an epic novel - events and people's lives unravel with astonishing detail. However how could it be any different when Tolstoy writes about life itself and it is in the detail, as well is in the significant events. I gave 4 stars for the story simply because for me, for all its length, it finished rather suddenly. I understand that the story of the characters was not the primary goal of the novel, but rather the monumental events that took place and the characters were there to serve as an explanation for why the Napoleon invasion of Russia developed as it did; they simply revealed the spirit of the Russian people. However, a reader needs closure and it felt like there was not much of that. Nevertheless, what a story - I would recommend to everyone to read it.

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  • eugene
  • 08-03-19

This book changed me.

I've read half of the book at high school and could not go deep into philosophy of Tolstoy. .At that time I was concentrated mostly on different romantic relationship of the characters. Now I was really amazed with the deep knowledge of war tactics, analysis of history and how Napoleon and Russian tzar handled the conflict. Tolstoy is a psychologist, knows astronomy, botanics lot of other real deep scientific facts. Natasha, Andrew, Pier, Peter they are shown in dynamic and transformation. I can't even describe how Tolstoy influenced me as it's inomous! I will be listening to Anna Karenina now as it is better than any movie or blockbuster. Enjoy...

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 03-08-18

New Audio - Chapters Should Be In Order Now

New audio has been uploaded for this title and chapters should be in order now.

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  • Nazifa C.
  • 13-11-17

Amazing quality and loved the narration!!

I’m trying to improve my Russian by listening to Russian audiobooks. This one a perfect book and it had a lot to do with the reader. I loved it so much I looked the movie to watch as well. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY