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Anna Karenina Audiobook

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky.
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Publisher's Summary

Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky.

Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude.

©1994 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Cody 04-04-16
    Cody 04-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great"

    great book on understanding life. excellent narration. one of the best classics. would definitely read again.

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    David Schmitz 03-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    Performance was a little difficult to tell who was speaking. Not very good distinction between male and female characters. Otherwise good expression

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rasmus 03-10-16
    Rasmus 03-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a glimpse of Russian aristocracy"

    You quickly get caught into the daily concerns of Tolstoy characters.they drive a fight to live happy despite the rules of love and society standards.

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    Robert 03-05-16
    Robert 03-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "To quote Gilda Radner: "Hated it!""
    Would you try another book from Leo Tolstoy and/or David Horovitch?

    Zzzzzzzz...I need a couple of bourbon balls to clear my head.....the narrator was terrrible...droll


    Would you ever listen to anything by Leo Tolstoy again?

    Only if chained to a wall in a medieval dungeon


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Horovitch?

    Leonard Nimoy


    What character would you cut from Anna Karenina?

    Narrator


    Any additional comments?

    See the movie instead

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    shane 02-23-16
    shane 02-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A story like none other"

    This is just the best story I've ever listened to, what a understanding of people's lives .

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    Matthew Gabriel Ducharme 02-04-16
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    "Our Human Condition"

    Sooo long. So worth it. You get to know and love the characters deeply. Each victory and each defeat becomes like your own. Don't give up on them. The depths of book 3 are worth getting to know everyone on the way.

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    john ayliffe 01-04-16
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    "Classic weaves a tapestry of Love and Faith"

    Oh, the language, the rich use of words, and Horowitz brings it's large story alive beautifully

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    E. Scott 01-02-16
    E. Scott 01-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration could be better"

    The narrator has a very unfortunate habit of lapsing into an inaudible murmur. As for the rest, obviously Tolstoy is a giant, but you may not enjoy this work if you don't think "a day in the life of a 19th century Russian noble" sounds interesting. This is not a plot-driven story; it's more of a soap opera done right, with deeply explored characters being consumed by drama.

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    Tiffany T. 01-02-16
    Tiffany T. 01-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Must read"

    I love this book. I must buy the physical copy! I love Russian love stories.

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    Matt W. 11-29-15
    Matt W. 11-29-15
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    "AMAZING!"
    Would you listen to Anna Karenina again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this again. There are many layers to the story and complex characters in the book which means there is a lot to be gained from repeat listens/reads. The performance was amazing and the story is incredible.


    What does David Horovitch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It was very appropriately energetic and it was easy to tell the difference between characters. He whispers when people whisper and speeds up when people are telling a secret etc. it makes it all very real and compelling.


    Any additional comments?

    I would actually rate his performance 4.5 stars. It was an amazing performance with two *slight* down sides. there is a portion where he plays a sick man and it is very hard to understand his raspy voice. Also, sometimes he shows that people are whispering and suddenly drops his volume too making it realistic but hard to hear. These two things are, however, very slight and would not in any way deter me from listening again or recommending it to a friend.

    A GREAT audio book!

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  • Panda
    11/17/12
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    "A Classic Epic everyone should read"

    This story is just as relevant and meaningful to today and I'm sure many a modern tale has been based on it. I particularly enjoyed learning a bit about Russian peasants and farming albeit from a rather romantic and simplistic view, as well as the Russian aristocrasy. Overall a brilliant cautionary tale for anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michele
    Cranleigh, United Kingdom
    7/29/12
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    "Buy the unabridged version if there is one!"

    I missed reading many classics when I was young, being too busy to read slow books, so I'm catching up with Audible. I have really enjoyed most of the books (Hardy, Dickens and indeed this one, hated Thackery!) but this is just too long in todays ideom. BUT if it is the only way to get it do as the characterisation and is amazing, the messages very clear and it builds a great picture of Russia before the revolution and the very unsettled times.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    4/14/12
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    "The grass is not always greener!"

    Took me a long time to listen to this, I could have done without the lectures, but I have read from a reviewer elsewhere that he appreciated these more later in life. Story was good, although I can't believe that such an intelligent woman could let herself end up in such a predicament, the grass is not always greener. I suppose boring lives do not make for great fiction. A classic read, especially since a new movie version is being made. The narrator did a stellar job, it would also be interesting to hear this read by a female narrator a good listen...

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • M. Bos
    Sassenheim, the Netherlands
    4/6/15
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    "Great story"

    Mainly read in English, but some French parts too. I found this annoying seeing as I don't understand French.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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