We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Audiobook

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn’s startling book led, almost 30 years later, to Glasnost, Perestroika, and the "Fall of the Wall". One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich brilliantly portrays a single day, any day, in the life of a single Russian soldier who was captured by the Germans in 1945 and who managed to escape a few days later. Along with millions of others, this soldier was charged with some sort of political crime, and since it was easier to confess than deny it and die, Ivan Denisovich "confessed" to "high treason" and received a sentence of 10 years in a Siberian labor camp.
Regular Price:$17.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn’s startling book led, almost 30 years later, to Glasnost, Perestroika, and the "Fall of the Wall". One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich brilliantly portrays a single day, any day, in the life of a single Russian soldier who was captured by the Germans in 1945 and who managed to escape a few days later. Along with millions of others, this soldier was charged with some sort of political crime, and since it was easier to confess than deny it and die, Ivan Denisovich "confessed" to "high treason" and received a sentence of 10 years in a Siberian labor camp.

<[>In 1962, the Soviet literary magazine Novy Mir published a short novel by an unknown writer named Solzhenitsyn. Within 24 hours, all 95,000 copies of the magazine containing this story were sold out. Within a week, Solzhenitsyn was no longer an obscure math teacher, but an international celebrity. Publication of the book split the Communist hierarchy, and it was Premier Khrushchev himself who read the book and personally allowed its publication.

©1963 E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. (P)1982 Recorded Books

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (97 )
5 star
 (57)
4 star
 (33)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.5 (86 )
5 star
 (51)
4 star
 (29)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.4 (85 )
5 star
 (51)
4 star
 (25)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Brian Goodman Phoenix, Arizona 06-10-15
    Brian Goodman Phoenix, Arizona 06-10-15 Member Since 2015

    Brian Goodman

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Life in a Stalinist Gulag"

    "One Day..." is an arresting, evocative portrayal of social interaction necessitated by the disgraceful dehumanized conditions of the Stalinist era Gulags. The story, its characters, and the narration are thoroughly engaging.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Johnny 03-03-16
    Johnny 03-03-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "emotional, gritty, and Powerful"

    I loved this story theres a fellow in this book hes the leader and the end of the book explains the hardship and forlornish of free time in the harshist of conditions and feel veey fortunate we dont have during our grandfather's times and locations. i guess in some books it can really tell you man can get use to anything. hghly recommend listening to All Quiet on the Western Front if u love Frank Muller to me thats his Masterpiece. The Masterpiece!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.