The Twelve Chairs is one of the most popular and prolific satirical novels written by Odessa-based Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov. Set in Soviet Russia, the story starts with a deathbed confession about substantial family treasures hidden from the Bolsheviks in one of the twelve chairs. A team of treasure hunters is quickly formed. Smooth operator Ostap Bender and Kisa, the Pussycat, set off to track down the chairs. They are not alone in their quest.
Ostap Bender is still alive after barely surviving the assassination attempt in the previous book, which he once briefly mentions as "stupid business". This time he hears a story about a clandestine millionaire named Alexandr Koreiko. Koreiko has made millions through various illegal enterprises while pretending to live on an office clerk's salary of 46 rubles a month. Read in Russian by Aleksey Kortnev and Aleksey Bagdasarov.
"Russian language book"
Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov came to the USA to drive cross-country and back on a 10-week trip, recording images of American life through the lens of a Leica camera and humorous impressions of America in their notebooks. When they returned home, they published their work in Russia's leading cultural magazines and later in their book. Filled with humorous observations and travel stories, this audiobook lets you experience this wonderful American road trip for yourself.
"Not in English!"
Eleven humorous novels from the authors of The Twelve Chairs. Welcome to the imaginary Soviet town of Kolokolamsk. A sharp and incredibly humorous take on provincial Soviet life read in Russian by Alexander Bordukov. This release is part of the Russian Audio Library collection published by Sovereign Classic.
Radiospektakl' "Ostrov mira" po odnoimennoj komedii Evgenija Petrova, russkogo sovetskij pisatelja i zhurnalista, soavtora Il'i Il'fa. Bogatyj anglijskij kommersant Dzhozef Dzhekobs vmeste s sem'ej uehal na malen'kij ostrov v Tihom okeane, reshiv, chto tol'ko zdes' mozhno prozhit' spokojno, bez vojn, nasilija i katastrof. No cherez god na “ostrove mira” vdrug zabil fontan nefti i vse peremenilos'.