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    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gogol's great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata but especially the devious complexities in Russia, with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead 'souls', or serfs, whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol's characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect rendition.

    • By Sophie on 25-09-18

    Regular price: £35.99

    • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories is a bizarre and colorful collection containing the finest short stories by the iconic Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. From the witty and Kafkaesque "The Nose", where a civil servant wakes up one day to find his nose missing, to the moving and evocative "The Overcoat", about a reclusive man whose only ambition is to replace his old, threadbare coat, Gogol gives us a unique take on the absurd. 

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Russian literature exudes an atmosphere of mysticism, which is said to be a natural result of the simplicity of her people. Often, instead of being "about" anything, Russian stories sometimes seem to be the "thing" in itself. Be this as it may, it is an undeniable fact that with hardly any portent of future greatness to come, Russian literature suddenly sprang fully developed into existence in the 19th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brits Beware! American Translations

    • By Stephen HJ on 13-03-15

    Regular price: £16.29

    • Nevsky Prospect and The Nose [Russian Edition]

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Piotr Korshunkov
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
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    This collection features two of the most well known stories by the great Russian writer Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852). These selections from his Petersburg tales, "Nevsky Prospect" and "The Nose", are full of humor, mystery and mysticism.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Overcoat

    • A Russian Ghost Story, with Original Foreword by Kate Shrewsday
    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Kate Shrewsday
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nicolai Gogol's classic ghost story set in the streets of St. Petersburg in the 19th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I can imagine Adam Sandler doing this as a film.

    • By Emma Furr on 13-09-17
    • A Russian Ghost Story, with Original Foreword by Kate Shrewsday
    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Kate Shrewsday
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Release date: 17-06-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town with a bizarre but seductive proposition for local landowners. He proposes to buy the names of their serfs who have died but who are still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them. But what collateral will Chichikov receive for these "souls"?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Audiobook

    • By JodieJo on 08-04-10

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Dead Souls [Russian Edition]

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Vyacheslav Gerasimov
    • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Night Before Christmas

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Cory Thomas Hutcheson
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Christmas carols, the devil, fresh-baked bread, unrequited love, a witch's broomstick, Catherine the Great, cossacks, paintings, vodka, stolen moon, an unexpected blizzard, sausage, and one very fancy pair of shoes - all is mayhem and merriment in Nikolai Gogol's delightful Christmas tale. 

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Great Russian Short Story Collection

    • 25 Classic Tales by the Great Russian Authors
    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
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    The ultimate collection of great short stories by the best Russian classic authors. 1. "Her Lover" by Maxim Gorky 2. "The Empty Drum" by Count Leo Tolstoy 3. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub 4. "The District Doctor" by Ivan Turgenev 5. "The White Dog" by Fedor Sologub 6. "The Cloak" by Nikolai Gogol 7. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub 8. "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 9. "A Work of Art" by Anton Chekhov 10. "Children Wiser Than Their Fathers" by Count Leo Tolstoy

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadfully Artifical Reading

    • By ephgrave7 on 19-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Vechera Na Hutore Bliz Dikan'ki

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Vjacheslav Gerasimov
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sbornik «Vechera na hutore bliz Dikan'ki» (1831-1832) nasyshhen ukrainskim jetnograficheskim materialom, veselost'ju, romanticheskimi nastroenijami, lirizmom i jumorom.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka [Russian Edition]

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Vyacheslav Gerasimov
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka is a collection of short stories by Nikolai Gogol, written from 1831 to 1832. They appeared in various magazines and were published in book form when Gogol, who had spent his life in Ukraine up to the age of 19, was 22. He put his early impressions and memories of childhood into these pictures of peasant life. His mother's descriptions of village customs, dress, superstitions, and old stories were also used as primary sources. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok

    • By Red Tomato on 27-12-12

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Overcoat

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    The writer who did most to establish prose as a force in Russian literary culture was Nikolai Gogol. Gogol's example combined with the pronouncements of the literary critics of the period, established prose as the literary medium of the future. Fyodor Dostoevsky is supposed to have said, referring to himself and his fellow Realists, "We have all come out from under Gogol's "Overcoat".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking ...

    • By Amanda on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

    • Signet Classics
    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Michael A. Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Some call him a Russian Mark Twain. And with his special blend of comedy, social commentary, and fantasy, Nikolai Gogol paved the way for his countrymen Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. This sampling of Gogol's works includes the increasingly fantastic entries of The Diary of a Madman followed by the wonderfully surrealistic The Nose in which the title character embarks on some unlikely activities when separated from its owner's face. Rounding out the collection are the woefully comic tale of a clerk's acquisition of The Overcoat and Ivan Fyodorovich and his Aunt, in which the title character retires to his country estate, managed by a wily Aunt.

    Regular price: £14.09

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, C. J. Hogarth (translator)
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town and visits a succession of landowners to make each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these "souls" as collateral to reinvent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Nikolai Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    Gogol's great comic masterpiece paints an hilariously satirical picture of provincial life in 19th century Russia. Its publication in 1847 not only provided inspiration for succeeding generations of Russian writers, but fanned the already flickering flames of social discontent which were eventually to flare up and consume Russia in the revolution of 1917.

    Regular price: £10.39

    • Love Stories

    • By: Nikolai Karamzin, Olga Kobylianska, Maxim Gorky, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrey Kolyada
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    V etoy audioknige sobrany proizvedeniya klassikov russkoy literatury o velikom chuvstve – o lyubvi. Nezhnyye, pechal'nyye, gor'kiye, ironichnyye - s techeniyem vremeni oni ne ustarevayut, i kazhdoye pokoleniye chitateley naslazhdayetsya etimi volshebnymi strokami. V sbornik voshli sentimental'naya povest' Nikolaya Karamzina «Bednaya Liza», otryvok iz romana «Zemlya» izvestnoy ukrainskoy pisatel'nitsy Ol'gi Kobylyanskoy....

    Regular price: £4.29

    • Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Orson Welles starring in ‘The Queen of Spades’, adapted from the original tale by Alexander Pushkin and Michael Redgrave starring in 'The Overcoat' adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • The Overcoat

    • A Nikolai Gogol Story
    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The story centers on an impoverished clerk who is dedicated to his job as a routine copyist but not recognized for his hard work. Younger clerks mock him for his dedication. His threadbare overcoat is mocked as well. He saves up to buy a new one and wears it for one glorious evening, only to have it stolen that night. He dies soon after from his great loss. Thereafter, his ghost is reported to haunt that part of St. Petersburg where the coat was stolen.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, very badly read

    • By katof9tails on 12-11-12

    Regular price: £3.39

    • Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 2

    • By: Theatre Royal, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Inspector General’, adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol and Trevor Howard starring in 'Judgment' adapted from the original tale by Fyodor Dostoevsky.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • great stories, top actors, ruined by audio editing

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-15

    Regular price: £3.99

    • The Nose

    • A Nikolai Gogol Story
    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 4
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      1 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "The Nose" is the second best known story of Gogol, after "The Overcoat". A military major discovers his nose is missing and works to recover it. He finds the nose but it pretends to have a life of its own, as a fellow human. It in fact has a higher rank than the Major himself. The Major is perplexed, goes back to his apartment, and has the nose returned to him. With great joy he recovers his nose, only to find it won't reattach to his face. After much going on, he finds the nose reattached to his face.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, horrible narration.

    • By Egill on 27-05-11

    Regular price: £3.39

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