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Ian

Ian Farnborough, United Kingdom Member Since 2003
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  • "I should hate this - but I don't."

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    This book has all the things which annoy me about supposed "great" literature.

    It is excessively poetic. (Not a fan of poetry).
    It is wordy for the sake of it. (Big fan of directness).
    There is relatively little direct narrative. (I like a plain and simple central thread).
    Its full of clever devices. (Like my English not mucked about with)

    But it is magnificent! I'm pretty sure that I didn't properly follow a lot of it but it doesn't matter. Some of the words made no sense but the sounded beautiful. Some of the scenes were meaningless to me but they were magic to listen to. The whole thing was a joy to listen to.

    One of the other reviewers suggest that you should be familiar with this book in print before listening to this but I disagree. I suspect that if I had tried to read this from paper I would have made it t about page 12 before throwing it out of a window. It was made to be read out loud and if there is a better version available than this I'm not sure I would be able to cope with it.

    Jim Norton gives each character just enough depth to make him distinguishable wthout creating any cartoon Irishmen in the process. There are a few sections read in a female voice. (Marcella Riordan - who should get a narrators credit). Double handed narration can be clumsy but this is perfectly judged. Overall - an excellent listen.


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    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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)"
  • "Of its time."

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    Some classic books are enjoyable just because they are brilliantly written and tell a fascinating story. Some are interesting because they tell us as much about the time in which they were written as they do about themselves. This is in the second category.

    I love a good science fiction work. But I'm beginning to suspect that Verne is not my style. There are very large sections of this book which become effectively a shopping list of the names of species. This is OK when it is a name or two but when you wake up and realise that you have been listening to a list of different fish species for the last few minutes it gets a bit frustrating. And then when it carries on for what must translate into several pages of text it just gets annoying. Now when the book was published this probably made great reading because much of the natural world was just being codified. However, once you've seen a David attenborough documentary or two it becomes necessary to grit your teeth and bear up to get through it. There are also many passages that consist primarily of the mathematical formulae necessary to build a submarine which, again, might show the author as being a clever man but kind of limit his appeal as a narrative story teller.

    But that is in fact what makes the work interesting. Not because it IS interesting but because it WAS interesting. It gives some idea of the thirst and desire that the late 19th Century had for all this stuff. It shows that in the absence of the National Geographic Channel there was a mass market that wanted to find out how stuff works and what they could do with it. So this book is really a cross between the Great Exhibition and The Public Aquarium at London Zoo. Its a museum piece. It should be read not because its a great story (its OK but no better) or because its great writing (always difficult to judge in a traslation) but because its a barometer of its time and probably a pretty good one at that.

    The narration is good. Clear and with no excessive characteristion. There is an introduction by Ray Bradbury which contrasts this work with Moby Dick and draws comparisons. Not sure that it added much for me but it might be a bonus if you have to write an exam paper anytime.

    Basically if your interestedin the history of science or literature you should read this. If not, then maybe not.

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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By James Frain
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    An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention - a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole... as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society. More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this is a perfect classic novel,

    Tad Davis says: "Anthony Bonner!!"
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  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    "Muller makes a great book even greater"

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    Phenomenal depiction of the horror and monotony of war.

    Paul Bäumer at 18 is convinced along with his classmates to join the WWI war effort. They meet an older soldier, Stanislaus Katczinsky or Kat, who becomes a mentor and helps them survive initially.

    Overall the grisly descriptions and absolute hopelessness is relentless. It's easy to see why the Nazis banned and burned this book.

    Frank Muller is one of my favorite narrators, and his work on this book made it even more incredible.

  • Ulysses

    "Brings Joyce to life"

    Overall

    I've decided for awhile that I wanted to read "Ulysses" - which really seems like a marathon for readers. I tried reading it once, and couldn't get the rhythm of the language. Jim Norton and Marcella Riordan's reading helped me over that hurdle. I also had the book in front of me, and I used "Ulysses Annotated" by Don Gifford to help me with all the glorious historical, literature, musical, biblical references, along with the 1904 Dublin slang.

    I would recommend this recording to anybody interested in experiencing the novel that changed literature.

  • War and Peace

    "Too much War, Peace and History/Philosophy"

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    Tolstoy's huge tome constantly moves in three spheres, a plethora of characters and their families during the Napoleanic Wars both on the 1) battlefield and the 2) home front. The third sphere is a detailed look at the history of the era and his thoughts on freedom that are interspersed through out the book.

    I learned more about the Napoleanic Wars than I had known - but I have to say that the discussion at the end about philosophy and freedom of choice made me weary. Overall, there are some glorious parts as Tolstoy covers the themes of War, Peace, Love, Betrayal, Revenge and God.

    I was excited about this book because I loved "Anna Karenina", but this was just too much. By the end of the 60+ hours, I was ready to move on.

    I was very disappointed in the performance. It's funny how some narrators do different voices and you don't even think about it. Davidson's older women sounded like Jonathan Winters in drag - that took me a bit to get over. In addition, the sound quality was atrocious - you could hear airplanes/machinery, pages turning, etc.

    I might try it again in the future, but definitely either reading it, or with a different narrator.

  • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    "So Much More than the Operetta"

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    The book is very complicated - about 1/4 of the book are "digressions" where Hugo discusses topics as diverse as Waterloo, the Paris sewer system, slang, the penal system, politics, cloisters, Paris rich, Paris poor and more. While these passages are hard to wade through - they prepare the reader for later passages, and add a little suspense as we want to get back to the story of Jean Valjean and others.

    Nothing is absolute with Hugo, he examines both sides of issues - he may rail on Catholic cloisters, but Valjean's road to salvation starts with an act of kindness by a priest, and later he and Cosette are living in a convent.

    Overall, the book is about what is good/evil and the possibility of redemption but how society's conventions may get in the way. While reading the book, I was struck to the similarity in construction to "War and Peace" (a fabulous story with many digressions). This makes sense since Tolstoy and Hugo were contemporaries and "Les Misérables" was published 7 years before Tolstoy's masterpiece.

  • 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 (879 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
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    (879)
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    (750)
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    (758)

    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 (608 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
    (608)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (430)

    McGrath-Muniz says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
  • 4.4 (579 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
    (579)
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    (301)
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    (296)

    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 (545 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
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (459)
    Story
    (467)

    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 (464 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
    (464)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (250)

    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)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (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 (249 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
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (87)

    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 . . ."
  • 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
    (984)
    Performance
    (732)
    Story
    (742)

    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!"
  • 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
    (645)
    Performance
    (375)
    Story
    (363)

    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
    (608)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (430)

    McGrath-Muniz says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
  • 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
    (545)
    Performance
    (459)
    Story
    (467)

    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"
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  • 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)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (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!"
  • 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
    (313)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (284)

    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"
  • 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."
  • 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
    (154)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (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"
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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
    (1164)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (623)

    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"
  • 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
    (879)
    Performance
    (750)
    Story
    (758)

    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: "!"
  • Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Alan Charles Kors, Professor Darren Staloff, Professor Dennis Dalton, Professor Douglas Kellner

    Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (43 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Alan Charles Kors, Professor Darren Staloff, Professor Dennis Dalton, and others
    Overall
    (61)
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    (50)
    Story
    (48)

    For 3,000 years, mankind has grappled with fundamental questions about life. What is real? Who or what is God? When is it legitimate for one person to have power over others? What is justice? Beauty? This 84-lecture, 12-professor tour of Western philosophical tradition covers more than 60 of history's greatest minds and brings you a comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present.

    James says: "Fantastic overview"
  • 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)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (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!"
  • 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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    S teh por, kak pogib professor Moriarti, - skazal kak-to za zavtrakom Sherlok Holms, - London dlja kriminalistov poterjal vsjakij interes. - Bojus', malo kto iz dobroporjadochnyh londoncev soglasitsja s vami, - zasmejalsja ja. - Da, konechno, nel'zja dumat' tol'ko o sebe, - ulybnulsja moj drug, vstavaja iz-za stola. Obshhestvo dovol'no, vsem horosho, stradaet lish' odin Sherlok Holms, kotoryj ostalsja ne u del.

  • Old World Landowners[Russian Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by Nikolay Gogol Narrated by Vladimir Stukalov

    Old World Landowners[Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Nikolay Gogol
    • Narrated By Vladimir Stukalov
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    Ja ochen' ljublju skromnuju zhizn' teh uedinennyh vladetelej otdalennyh dereven', kotoryh v Malorossii obyknovenno nazyvajut starosvetskimi, kotorye, kak drjahlye zhivopisnye domiki, horoshi svoeju pestrotoju i sovershennoju protivopolozhnost'ju s novym gladen'kim stroeniem, kotorogo sten ne promyl eshhe dozhd', kryshi ne pokryla zelenaja plesen' i lishennoe shhekaturki kryl'co ne vykazyvaet svoih krasnyh kirpichej. Ja inogda ljublju sojti na minutu v sferu jetoj neobyknovenno uedinennoj zhizni, gde ni odno zhelanie ne pereletaet za chastokol

  • Literature Teacher [Russian Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by Anton Chekhov Narrated by Denis Nekrasov

    Literature Teacher [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated By Denis Nekrasov
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    Emu chrezvychajno ne nravilos', kogda kto-nibud' zavodil rech' ob ego molodosti, osobenno v prisutstvii zhenshhin ili gimnazistov. S teh por kak on priehal v jetot gorod i postupil na sluzhbu, on stal nenavidet' svoju molozhavost'. Gimnazisty ego ne bojalis', stariki velichali molodym chelovekom, zhenshhiny ohotnee tancevali s nim, chem slushali ego dlinnye rassuzhdenija. I on dorogo dal by za to, chtoby postaret' teper' let na desjat'.

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  • Steppe [Russian Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by Anton Chekhov Narrated by Denis Nekrasov

    Steppe [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated By Denis Nekrasov
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    Komu nauka v pol'zu, a u kogo tol'ko um putaetsja. Sestra - zhenshhina neponimajushhaja, norovit vse po blagorodnomu i hochet, chtob iz Egorki uchenyj vyshel, a togo ne ponimaet, chto ja i pri svoih zanjatijah mog by Egorku na vek oschastlivit'. Ja jeto k tomu vam ob#jasnjaju, chto ezheli vse pojdut v uchenye da v blagorodnye, togda nekomu budet torgovat' i hleb sejat'. Vse s golodu poumirajut. - A ezheli vse budut torgovat' i hleb sejat', togda nekomu budet uchenija postigat'.