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'Anna Around the Neck' and 'A Trifle from Life' | [Anton Chekhov]

'Anna Around the Neck' and 'A Trifle from Life'

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was one of the greatest writers of all time. Today he is remembered both as a brilliant playwright and one of the masters of the short story. "Anna Around the Neck" and "A Trifle from Life" are prime examples of the latter.
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was one of the greatest writers of all time. Today he is remembered both as a brilliant playwright and one of the masters of the short story. "Anna Around the Neck" and "A Trifle from Life" are prime examples of the latter.

(P)2008 Roberson Audio

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    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 03-24-13
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2002

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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    "Good Chekhov bad Narration"

    This was only 63 cents so it is difficult to find too much fault. I really like both of these stories, but the narration and audio is so bad as to make the overall experience quite poor. There is a slight but annoying echo and hum in the audio and the narrator enunciates so strictly it is irritating. I would certainly not recommend this selection to anyone.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Johnny Williams Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-25-13
    Johnny Williams Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-25-13 Member Since 2007

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    "The best interpretation of Chekhov I have heard."
    What made the experience of listening to 'Anna Around the Neck' and 'A Trifle from Life' the most enjoyable?

    Chekhov constantly ponder the question of older men taking advantage of younger women. In the one she get the upper hand and it is delightful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 'Anna Around the Neck' and 'A Trifle from Life'?

    The change that Anna goes through from the meek and the mild girl who had to marry for money to save he family. To the matron of the house who realizes that her husband is more afraid of her than she is of him.


    Have you listened to any of John William Cawthorne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, and they are all excellently performed, he doesn't read books he acts them out.


    Who was the most memorable character of 'Anna Around the Neck' and 'A Trifle from Life' and why?

    Anna is the most memorable character.


    Any additional comments?

    This is well worth the money I spent on it, which wasn't much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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