Leo Tolstoy's incredible craftsmanship as an author andi his compelling story about Anna Karenina and the other major characters in the novel is expertly read by David Horovitch. Tolstoy's attention to detail in his vivid descriptions of life, death, love, and the society and culture of that time in Russia illustrate just what an incredible master of the art of writing he was. I hated for it to end and have been recommending this audible edition to all my friends.
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
David Horovitch reads Anna Karenina with great sensitivity.
The pacing is just right. This allows Tolstoy's 'stream of consciousness' to flow most naturally.There is no force and the natural links between speech and thought flow effortlessly. Some of the genius of Tolstoy 's writing remain so fresh with this reader pacing us through the novel. The voices are not strained and fit the conversations, descriptions and situations.
While I too adore the hunting dog's thoughts and frustrations, one of my favourites is toward the end as Levin watches an insect climbing a blade of grass as he contemplates the possible 'proof' for the existence of 'God'.
I too laughed out loud with no malice at times. Even at the very end as Levin decides to keep a secret, the story still flows on.
Wonderful translation and a great reader.
Although I found the story somewhat interesting at times, if I compare it with War and Peace, I could not help being captivated by the narrator's subtle and intelligent manner of reading. Quite an achievement.
I have not written a review for a book yet, but I had to with Anna Karenina. I had no idea when I started it how much of an effect it would have on me, but I am very glad I invested the time to listen to this great work. It moves at a slow pace and is filled with insight into two very differing lives: that of Levin and of Anna Karenina. The story of both characters is so powerful by the end of the book that it moved me unlike any other book I have ever read. The narration by David Horovitch is among the best I have listened to. Superb book well worth the investment.