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Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Master and Man | [Leo Tolstoy]

Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Master and Man

In these two famous short novels, Leo Tolstoy takes readers to the brink of despair. At the end of life, worldly ambition offers no consolation for the spiritually empty soul, but Tolstoy is the master of themes and redemption. He turns his morbid topic into hope, leading toward spiritual awakening. Tolstoy offers his readers a lifetime of perspective on death.
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In these two famous short novels, Leo Tolstoy takes readers to the brink of despair. At the end of life, worldly ambition offers no consolation for the spiritually empty soul, but Tolstoy is the master of themes and redemption. He turns his morbid topic into hope, leading toward spiritual awakening. Tolstoy offers his readers a lifetime of perspective on death.

Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a small book with singular depth of insight. The book was published in 1886, breaking a nine-year literary silence after the publication of Anna Karenina. It is considered to be one of the great explorations of death and dying in all of Western Literature. No author in so few words summons so many emotions into the reader's soul. This masterpiece has been paired here with another of Tolstoy's short novels, Master and Man, which too examnes the human response to mortality. Together these two stories will ultimately offer encouragement to the spiritually hungry.

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    Laurie Lebanon, India 11-30-09
    Laurie Lebanon, India 11-30-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Perfect blend of material and performer..."

    I have always loved Ivan Ilyich, but Mr. Vance's narration actually moved me to tears.

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    Patrick Whitby, Ontario, Canada 06-14-10
    Patrick Whitby, Ontario, Canada 06-14-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Wow!"

    I guess it should come as no surprise that Tolstoy is awesome? Both these stories are amazing and moving and human and wow. First thing I've even read/listened of Tolstoy, I think I need to check out some more.

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    Anita San Francisco, CA, United States 06-13-10
    Anita San Francisco, CA, United States 06-13-10
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    "Treat yourself to Tolstoy"

    Both stories, but particularly The Death of Ivan Illyich, are amazingly fresh and relevant. Simon Vance brings the characters to life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Connie new york, NY, United States 10-12-10
    Connie new york, NY, United States 10-12-10 Member Since 2003
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    "best Narration"

    This narration was one of the best I have ever heard. I am going to now look up what other books he has narrated and get them because of Simon Vance. Really incredible job. Five starts for him. Four stars for the book because it was a little depressing.

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    Where does Tolstoy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book has an important message. It is commonly read in high school, but I am happy that I waited until 52 years. I understand the meaning behind the book better than a teenager would because I have witnessed death, watched how others lived their lives, and thus, understand a bit more about the overall message.


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    Sandra HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, United States 12-12-12
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    "Excellent psychological depiction of dying"
    If you could sum up Tolstoy in three words, what would they be?

    Superb understanding of the human mind.


    What other book might you compare Tolstoy to and why?

    Of course, Anna Karenina is the masterpiece. Tolstoy understands how people think and why thay act as they do.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    Ivan


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My attention was rivited on the audio and I felt compelled just to sit and listen to the naration was completed.


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