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    • War and Peace, Volume 1

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 399

    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An epic reading

    • By Francis on 01-05-07

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A book for reading

    • By S. Perry on 22-04-17

    Regular price: £37.49

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 38 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 416

    Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gem

    • By Deborah on 12-06-09

    Regular price: £21.99

    • War and Peace, Volume 2

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than I remembered

    • By Philip on 22-04-13

    Regular price: £32.89

    • War and Peace

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 188
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      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    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

    Regular price: £39.39

    • War and Peace

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Par Excellent Production of War & Peace

    • By Highlight on 01-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Resurrection

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    When Prince Dmitri Nekhludov is called for jury duty on a murder case, he little knows how the experience will change his life. Faced with the accused, a prostitute, he recognizes Katusha, the young girl he seduced and abandoned many years before, and realizes his responsibility for the life of degradation she has been forced to lead. His determination to make amends leads him into the darkest reaches of the Tsarist prison system, and to the beginning of his spiritual regeneration.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books I have experienced.

    • By Dominique on 06-05-16

    Regular price: £37.29

    • Anna Karenina [Russian Edition]

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Vyacheslav Gerasimov
    • Length: 41 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A beautiful society wife from St. Petersburg, determined to live life on her own terms, sacrifices everything to follow her conviction that love is stronger than duty. A socially inept but warmhearted landowner pursues his own visions instead of conforming to conventional views. The adulteress and the philosopher head the vibrant cast of characters in Anna Karenina, Tolstoy's tumultuous tale of passion and self-discovery. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very thoughtful piece of work

    • By Anastasija Sostaka on 10-08-15

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Anna Karenina is beautiful, married to a successful man, and has a son whom she adores. But a chance meeting at a train station in Moscow sets her passionate heart alight, and she is defenceless in the face of Count Vronsky's adoration. Having defied the rules of nineteenth-century Russian society, Anna is forced to pay a heavy price.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a real pain to download

    • By Aniko on 07-08-13

    Regular price: £44.69

    • Anna Karenina (Dramatised)

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher, Toby Stephens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Anna Karenina enjoys a privileged and aristrocratic lifestyle as the wife of influential government official Alexy Karenin. Yet their ten-year marriage is devoid of tenderness, and when Anna falls in love with the handsome Count Vronsky they embark upon a deep and passionate affair. Reflecting the social conditions of the era in which it was written, Tolstoy's masterpiece sets a doomed love story against a harsh and unforgiving backdrop.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By claudia on 10-11-15

    Regular price: £14.00

    • War and Peace (Russian Edition)

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Evgeniy Ternovskiy
    • Length: 73 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant story and outstanding narrating

    • By Mrs. Gerinta Walker on 25-02-14

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 33 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Sensual, rebellious Anna falls deeply and passionately in love with the handsome Count Vronsky. When she refuses to conduct the discreet affair that her cold, ambitious husband - and Russian high society - would condone, she is doomed. Set against the tragic love of Anna and Vronsky, the plight of the melancholy nobleman Konstantine Levin unfolds. In doubt about the meaning of life - a mirror of Tolstoy’s own spiritual crisis - Konstantine is haunted by thoughts of suicide.

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaah
    • Length: 46 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Anna Karenina" ist ein Roman von Leo Tolstoi, der in den Jahren 1873 bis 1878 in der Epoche des russischen Realismus entstand und als eines von Tolstois besten Werken gilt. Das Buch wurde 1877/78 veröffentlicht und handelt von Ehe und Moral in der adligen russischen Gesellschaft des 19. Jahrhunderts.

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    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anna Karenina is widely considered to be one of Leo Tolstoy’s best works. Essentially a tragic love story, Anna Karenina tells the story of the rebellious and beautiful Anna and her passionate affair with Count Vronsky. Anna’s heartbreaking story unfolds against the colorful backdrop of 19th-century Russia, amid a hypercritical and unforgiving society that will never accept her for who she really is.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Judy Franklin
    • Length: 35 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    It tells of the love affair between Anna and Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Russia, faith is challenged, bonds are broken, love dies and is reborn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By James on 10-07-10

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Master and Man

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Billy O'Donovan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Master and Man" is a story by Leo Tolstoy (1895). "It happened in the seventies in winter, on the day after St. Nicholas's Day. There was a fete in the parish and the innkeeper, Vasili Andreevich Brekhunov, a Second Guild merchant, being a church elder had to go to church, and had also to entertain his relatives and friends at home. But when the last of them had gone he at once began to prepare to drive over to see a neighbouring proprietor about a grove which he had been bargaining over for a long time. He was now in a hurry to start, lest buyers from the town might forestall him in making a profitable purchase."

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    • How Much Land Does a Man Need?

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Tolstoy is primarily know for his impressively long novels, but he also wrote some wonderful short stories. This one, dealing with ambition and greed, has an unforgettable message.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Short Tale

    • By John on 01-05-10

    Regular price: £3.39

    • The Kingdom of God Is Within You

    • Christianity Not as Mystic Religion But as a New Theory of Life
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Barry J. Peterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Kingdom of God Is Within You is a nonfiction book written by Leo Tolstoy. A philosophical treatise, the book was first published in Germany in 1894 after being banned in his home country of Russia. It is the culmination of 30 years of Tolstoy's thinking and lays out a new organization for society based on a literal Christian interpretation. The Kingdom of God Is Within You is a key text for Tolstoyan nonviolent resistance and Christian anarchist movements.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • A Confession

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'A Confession' is Tolstoy's chronicle of his journey to faith; his account of how he moved from despair to the possibility of living; from unhappy existence to 'the glow and strength of life'. It describes his spiritual and philosophical struggles up until he leaves the Orthodox Church, convinced that humans discover truth not by faith, but by reason. The story begins when at the age of 50, Tolstoy is in crisis. Having found no peace in art, science or philosophy, he is attacked by the black dog of despair, and considers suicide.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Oliver Ford Davies
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The subject of this well-known Tolstoy novella is a high court judge in St. Petersburg who lives a carefree life. One day, without warning, he is beset by pains and soon has to come to terms with the fact that he is going to die. The judge has to learn to face death without fear and yet feel compassion for the family he is leaving behind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best 'Death'

    • By Francis on 16-02-10

    Regular price: £15.59

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