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Erez

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  • "Amazing"

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    First, a few technical notes:
    - The translation used in the audiobook is the one by Constance Garnett.
    - The actual length of the book is about 61 hours, since the last four hours (the epilogues) are repeated twice.

    The narrator (whose real name was David Case -- he passed away in 2005) seems to provoke extreme reactions: some people can't stand him, others can't get enough of him. I happen to belong to the second class, and I believe he is especially suited for this novel. However, if you find his voice as irritating as some of the other reviewers, you should probably go for another version.

    And now for the book itself. In "The Brothers Karamazov", Dostoyevsky writes: "Show a Russian schoolboy a map of the stars, which he knows nothing about, and he will give you back the map next day with corrections on it." Tolstoy is the ideal to which all such schoolboys aspire, and "War and Peace" is his greatest achievement. Not only is this immense work a novel, it is a place for Tolstoy to expound his views on the causes and persons of the Napoleonic wars, on the methods of historical research, on free will and (of course) the existence of God. I can't say that I found everything convincing or even interesting -- for example, he takes a lot of pains to demonstrate the Napoleon was not a military genius but a blundering fool -- but for the sheer complexity and ambition of this work I cannot help but award it five stars.

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    War and Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (61 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    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.

    Diana says: "Glad I finally decided to read it"
  • "Highly recommended"

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    First things first: the narrator, Neville Jason, is wonderful. With an extremely pleasant voice and impeccable diction, he takes care to give each character a clearly distinct voice and accent. So if you're looking for a reading of Candide and/or Zadig, this one is a great choice.

    As for the books -- enough has been written about them in the past 250 years, so I'll keep my review to the bottom line. Candide is a masterpiece. Like Gulliver's Travels with a punchline. Very very good. The ending is brilliant and still inspiring after all these years. Zadig is a little less to my taste, though still very well written. The central question in it seems to be "how can bad things happen to good people" and the answer given is "God works in mysterious ways". I personally like Candide's reply to this better.

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    Candide and Zadig

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Voltaire
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Voltaire's razor-sharp satire on philosophical optimism, Candide, is coupled here with another of the author's most celebrated works, Zadig. Both challenge the moral and philosophical orthodoxies of the day with humor and sly wit, while parodying the clichéd formulas of so many contemporary novels.

    Erez says: "Highly recommended"
  • "Almost perfect"

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    In one sense, there's no denying this book is a masterpiece. It seems as though Stendhal set out to dazzle the reader with his incredible understanding of human nature, and that he did. However, looking back at the audiobook after a few weeks have passed, I find it difficult to remember the actual plot. So in that sense, I feel as though the novel could have been a better novel. Nevertheless, I would certainly recommend it for the sheer psychological depth. And, as audiobooks go, the narration on this one is top-notch.

    As for the complaints about audio quality in some of the earlier comments: this has apparently been fixed, and the quality is perfectly acceptable.

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    The Red and the Black

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stendhal
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    So what would Al Gore choose if he had a book club? Gore named Stendhal's The Red and the Black, a 19th century classic chock full of adultery, betrayal, and moral vacuity, as his favorite book on a recent broadcast of Oprah. It's a bit shocking of a choice, given his wife and running mate's position on clean, wholesome literature. Listen and decide for yourself the merit of this presidential pick.

    Elisa says: "I wish it was better..."
  1. War and Peace
  2. Candide and Zadig
  3. The Red and the Black
  4. .

A Peek at Kathy's Bookshelf

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Kathy's greatest hits:
  • The Mysterious Island

    "Everything from nothing!"

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    It isn't very often that I finish an audiobook and walk around with a grin from ear to ear, chuckling. This book really grew on me and it was so much fun. I really enjoyed the characters and miss them now that the book is finished.

    First, what this book isn't. Do not expect a-thrill-a-minute pace, do not expect sea monsters, vampires, or zombies. Do not expect political correctness--think of where we were in the 70's, 1970's, that is.

    What this book is. It is a very well-done, old-fashioned survival tale. It is an all-male adventure that includes and all-knowing engineer and his African manservant, a seaman, a reporter, and a young teen boy. In addition, there is the indispensable dog, Top, and the orangutan, Joop, who wears a dinner jacket in his role as servant. The guys are stranded on a Pacific island after escaping imprisonment of sorts by the Confederates during the Civil War by stealing a hot air balloon and blowing away in a hurricane. They crash land with nothing but the shirts on their backs, but no matter, they have an engineer with them! This book is not a comedy, by any means, but is genuinely funny and I wonder how the excellent narrator could keep from laughing. Somehow he did keep from laughing and turned out the best possible narration for this book, narrating with total seriousness.

    This book is a gem that takes a little patience to get a feel of where it's going. Once you do, just sit back, take it easy, and enjoy it. And just when you think you have figured it out, you will be hit with a twist that will make it ever more enjoyable. That is assuming you have not read EVERY review and particularly the one by the person who just has to, oh-so-innocently, include spoilers in their reviews.

    You got nothing to loose and a lot of listening fun if you get this book!

  • 4.8 (26 ratings)
    Time Regained: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 7 (






UNABRIDGED) by Marcel Proust Narrated by Neville Jason

    Time Regained: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 7

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Lost in the blacked-out streets of Paris during the First World War, Marcel stumbles into a brothel and accidentally witnesses a shocking scene involving the Baron de Charlus. Later, at a reception given by the Prince de Guermates, his meditations on the passage of time lead to his determination to embark on his life's work at last.

    Darwin8u says: "Full of emotional/intellectual/experiential joules"
  • 4.4 (877 ratings)
    Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose (






UNABRIDGED) by Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator) Narrated by George Guidall

    Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (60 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (877)
    Performance
    (748)
    Story
    (756)

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

    Darwin8u says: "!"
  • 4.3 (606 ratings)
    The Odyssey (






UNABRIDGED) by Homer (translated by Robert Fagles) Narrated by Ian McKellen

    The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Homer (translated by Robert Fagles)
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (429)

    McGrath-Muniz says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
  • 4.4 (578 ratings)
    War and Peace, Volume 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Leo Tolstoy Narrated by Neville Jason

    War and Peace, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
    Overall
    (578)
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    (300)
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    (295)

    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.

    Matt says: "A Truly Great Book and a Truly Astounding Narrator"
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  • 4.3 (541 ratings)
    All Quiet on the Western Front (






UNABRIDGED) by Erich Maria Remarque Narrated by Frank Muller

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Erich Maria Remarque
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (541)
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    (455)
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    Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.

    Darwin8u says: "Escapes the Boundaries of Time and Place"
  • 4.4 (461 ratings)
    War and Peace, Volume 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Leo Tolstoy Narrated by Neville Jason

    War and Peace, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (247)

    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.

    Mark says: "Definitely worth a listen..."
  • 4.5 (416 ratings)
    The Count of Monte Cristo (






UNABRIDGED) by Alexandre Dumas Narrated by Bill Homewood

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (416)
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    (374)
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    (375)

    On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

    A User says: "This is the definitive reading!"
  • 4.5 (248 ratings)
    Persuasion (






UNABRIDGED) by Jane Austen Narrated by Greta Scacchi

    Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Greta Scacchi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (248)
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    (85)
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    Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel, is a tale of love and marriage told with irony and insight. Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth have met and seperated years before. Their reunion, after the passage or irrecoverable years of their youth, forces a recognition of the false values that drove them apart.

    Patricia says: "Really lovely . . ."
  • Ulysses (






UNABRIDGED) by James Joyce Narrated by Jim Norton

    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (640)
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    (372)
    Story
    (359)

    Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

    Peter says: "Ulysses (Unabridged)"
  • The Odyssey (






UNABRIDGED) by Homer (translated by Robert Fagles) Narrated by Ian McKellen

    The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Homer (translated by Robert Fagles)
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (429)

    McGrath-Muniz says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
  • The Three Musketeers (






UNABRIDGED) by Alexandre Dumas Narrated by John Lee

    The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (982)
    Performance
    (730)
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    (740)

    Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures.

    A. A. Green says: "What Fun!"
  • The Mysterious Island (






UNABRIDGED) by Jules Verne Narrated by Berny Clark

    The Mysterious Island

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Berny Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (273)
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    (280)

    Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive....

    Tad Davis says: "Wonderful novel, mediocre translation"
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  • War and Peace (






UNABRIDGED) by Leo Tolstoy Narrated by Frederick Davidson

    War and Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (61 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (1162)
    Performance
    (625)
    Story
    (621)

    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.

    Diana says: "Glad I finally decided to read it"
  • Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Rufus J. Fears

    Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Rufus J. Fears
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    Why do "Great Books" continue to speak to us hundreds and even thousands of years after they were written? Can they deepen our self-knowledge and wisdom? Are our lives changed in any meaningful way by the experience of reading them?Tackle these questions and more in these 36 engaging lectures. Beginning with his definition of a Great Book as one that possesses a great theme of enduring importance, noble language that "elevates the soul and ennobles the mind," and a universality that enables it to "speak across the ages," Professor Fears examines a body of work that offers extraordinary wisdom to those willing to receive it.

    Kristi says: "A course that will open you to new ideas."
  • Crime and Punishment (






UNABRIDGED) by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator) Narrated by Anthony Heald

    Crime and Punishment

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (444)
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    (285)
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    (285)

    In this intense detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary, Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately "benefit humanity".

    Mubarak says: "Excellent Excellent Excellent!"
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (






UNABRIDGED) by Jules Verne Narrated by Peter Husmann

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Peter Husmann
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (157)

    A mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, master harpoonist Ned Land, and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil join the expedition.

    John S says: "A classic that everyone should read."
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  • The Stranger (






UNABRIDGED) by Albert Camus Narrated by Jonathan Davis

    The Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Albert Camus
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (787)
    Performance
    (387)
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    (386)

    Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

    S. Allen says: "Classic book, excellent audiobook"
  • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose (






UNABRIDGED) by Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator) Narrated by George Guidall

    Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (60 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (877)
    Performance
    (748)
    Story
    (756)

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

    Darwin8u says: "!"
  • Don Quixote: Translated by Edith Grossman (






UNABRIDGED) by Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman (translator) Narrated by George Guidall

    Don Quixote: Translated by Edith Grossman

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (153)
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    (145)
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    (143)

    Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more trouble than triumph. At once humorous, romantic, and sad, Don Quixote is a literary landmark. This fresh edition, by award-winning translator Edith Grossman, brings the tale to life as never before.

    James says: "My Fourth Try at an Audible Quixote"
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (






UNABRIDGED) by Erich Maria Remarque Narrated by Frank Muller

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Erich Maria Remarque
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (541)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (463)

    Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.

    Darwin8u says: "Escapes the Boundaries of Time and Place"
  • Pauper Student [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Karl Millöcker Narrated by E. Shvetsova, Y. Prejs, T. Yanko, L. Kristalinskaya, N. Belugin, M. Matveyev, V. Kandelaki

    Pauper Student [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Karl Millöcker
    • Narrated By E. Shvetsova, Y. Prejs, T. Yanko, and others
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    Karl Milljoker (1842 - 1899) - avstrijskij kompozitor i dirizhjor, avtor populjarnyh operett. Sjuzhet operetty "Nishhij student" (Der Bettelstudent, 1882 g.) otnositsja k tomu periodu v istorii Pol'shi, kogda ona nahodilas' pod vlast'ju Avstro-Prusskoj monarhii. V 1704 godu v zanjatom saksoncami Krakove vvedeny novye porjadki i komendantskij chas. No jasnyj, zhizneradostnyj gorod nel'zja pobedit'. Vsjudu zvenit muzyka, ljudi tancujut i veseljatsja, ne priznavaja novyj rezhim.

  • The Story of an Unknown Man [Russian Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by Anton Chekhov Narrated by Denis Nekrasov

    The Story of an Unknown Man [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated By Denis Nekrasov
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    «U menja togda nachinalas' chahotka, a s neju eshhe koe-chto, pozhaluj, povazhnee chahotki. Ne znaju, pod vlijaniem li bolezni, ili nachinavshejsja peremeny mirovozzrenija, kotoroj ja togda ne zamechal, mnoju izo dnja v den' ovladevala strastnaja, razdrazhajushhaja zhazhda obyknovennoj, obyvatel'skoj zhizni. Mne hotelos' dushevnogo pokoja, zdorov'ja, horoshego vozduha, sytosti. Ja stanovilsja mechtatelem i, kak mechtatel', ne znal, chto sobstvenno mne nuzhno.»

  • The Adventure of the Empty House [Russian Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur Conan Doyle Narrated by Arcady Bukhmin

    The Adventure of the Empty House [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Arcady Bukhmin
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    V tot rokovoj vecher Ronal'd Ader vernulsja iz kluba v desjat' chasov. Ni odnogo zvuka ne donosilos' iz komnaty do dvadcati minut dvenadcatogo, poka mat' Adera, ledi Mjejnus, i ee doch' ne vernulis' domoj. Oni podnjali trevogu, i dver' v komnatu syna vzlomali. Neschastnyj junosha lezhal na polu, golova ego byla izurodovana revol'vernoj pulej. Jeto zagadochnoe proisshestvie i dolzhen rasputat' Sherlok Holms.

  • Petticoat Government [Russian Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by Anton Chekhov Narrated by Denis Nekrasov

    Petticoat Government [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 45 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated By Denis Nekrasov
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    Ona dumala s dosadoj: ee rovesnicy, - a ej shel dvadcat' shestoj god, teper' hlopochut po hozjajstvu, utomilis' i krepko usnut, a zavtra utrom prosnutsja v prazdnichnom nastroenii; mnogie iz nih davno uzhe povyhodili zamuzh i imejut detej.

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  • The Adventure of the Priory School [Russian Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur Conan Doyle Narrated by Arcady Bukhmin

    The Adventure of the Priory School [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Arcady Bukhmin
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    Nasha skromnaja scena na Bejker-strit znavala mnogo dramaticheskih jepizodov, no ja ne pripomnju nichego bolee neozhidannogo i oshelomljajushhego, chem pervoe pojavlenie na nej Tornikrofta Hakstejbla, magistra iskusstv, doktora filosofii i t.d. i t.p. Vizitnaja kartochka, kazavshajasja slishkom malen'koj dlja takogo gruza uchenyh stepenej, operedila ego na neskol'ko sekund; sledom za nej pojavilsja i on sam, chelovek roslyj, solidnyj, velichestvennyj - olicetvorenie vyderzhki i tverdosti duha.

  • The Adventure of the Norwood Builder [Russian Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur Conan Doyle Narrated by Arcady Bukhmin

    The Adventure of the Norwood Builder [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Arcady Bukhmin
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