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  • Fathers and Sons | Ivan Turgenev

    Fathers and Sons

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By David Horovitch
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    When Arkady Petrovich comes home from college, his father finds his eager, naive son changed almost beyond recognition, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen under the powerful influence of the friend he has brought with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father by criticising the landowning way of life and by his outspoken determination to sweep away the traditional values of contemporary Russian society.

    Candida says: "Romantic Russian Novel"
  • Fathers and Sons [Russian Edition] | Ivan Turgenev

    Fathers and Sons [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Boris Hasanov
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    When Arkady Petrovich returns home from college, his father finds his eager, naïve son changed almost beyond recognition, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen under the powerful influence of the friend he has brought home with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father with his determination to overthrow the traditional values of society. Vividly capturing the hopes and fears of a changing Russia in the 19th century, Fathers and Sons is Ivan Turgenev's masterpiece. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

  • Fathers and Sons | Ivan Turgenev

    Fathers and Sons

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    When Arkady Petrovich comes home from college, his father finds his eager, naïve son changed almost beyond recognition, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen under the powerful influence of the friend he has brought with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father by criticizing the landowning way of life and by his outspoken determination to sweep away traditional values of contemporary Russian society.

    Ilana says: "Why Turgeniev is quickly turning into a favourite"
  • Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1 | Alexander Pushkin,Nikolai Gogol,Ivan Turgenev,Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and others
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    Russian literature exudes an atmosphere of mysticism, which is said to be a natural result of the simplicity of her people. Often, instead of being "about" anything, Russian stories sometimes seem to be the "thing" in itself. Be this as it may, it is an undeniable fact that with hardly any portent of future greatness to come, Russian literature suddenly sprang fully developed into existence in the 19th century.

    Alessandro says: "Excellent"
  • Asya [Russian Edition] | Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

    Asya [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
    • Narrated By Oleg Fedorov
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    Tolstoy considered "Asya", written in 1858, one of Turgenev's two best stories, along with "First Love". Asya is a tragic story of two Russians abroad who are in love but conceal it from each other. Constance Garrett and Isabel Hapgood translated Asya in antiquated style approximately 100 years ago. Despite the story's superb character portrayals, it has rarely been available since. This translation is based on the Russian text published in 1961 in Moscow by the Government Publishing House of Artistic Literature.

  • Fathers and Sons | Ivan Turgenev

    Fathers and Sons

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Arguably Turgenev's greatest work and certainly one of the most controversial Russian novels ever written, Fathers and Sons incited protests from all branches of Russian society. Turgenev dramatized the volcanic issues that divided a Russia torn by social unrest and conflict: peasants against masters, generations against generations, and fathers against sons.

  • First Love | Ivan Turgenev

    First Love

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By David Troughton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    At the end of a dinner party, the remaining guests drink wine and tell stories of their first love. For one of them, it will be a dark journey into his past, reawakening unbearable memories of his obsession with the beautiful Zinaida.

    Douglas says: "Turgenev's Famous Novel..."
  • Fathers and Sons | Ivan Turgenev

    Fathers and Sons

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One of the most controversial Russian novels ever written, Fathers and Sons dramatizes the volcanic social conflicts that divided Russia just before the revolution, pitting peasants against masters, traditionalists against intellectuals, and fathers against sons. It is also a timeless depiction of the ongoing clash between generations.

    Bette says: "Russian Generation Gap or Families and Friends"
  • The Helpmate and Other Stories | Anton Chekhov,Ivan Turgenev,Pyotr Tchaikovskiy

    The Helpmate and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov, Ivan Turgenev, Pyotr Tchaikovskiy
    • Narrated By Max Bollinger
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    A collection of stories prized for their craftsmanship and comic irony from Russia’s greatest novelists and dramatists. The audiobook features Ivan Turgenev's "Mumu" and 11 Anton Chekhov stories: "A Tragic Actor", "In a Strange Land", "Oh the Public", "The Looking Glass", "Her Husband", "Overdoing It", "Talent", "Anyuta", "The Helpmate", "Ivan Matveyich", and "Polinka".

  • Torrents of Spring | Ivan Turgenev

    Torrents of Spring

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When young Russian aristocrat Dimitri Sanin, on his way home from Italy, enters a patisserie in Frankfurt, he little dreams it will alter the course of his entire life. Faced with Gemma, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, he is blown away by the spring torrents of love. But fate has a challenge in store for Sanin, one he must successfully overcome or else he will lose his chance of future happiness.

    Tad Davis says: "A slight but compelling tale"
  • Mumu | Ivan Turgenev

    Mumu

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Max Bollinger
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    An audiobook adaptation of Turgenev's story set on the outskirts of Moscow, in the house of an old widow. The story was written in 1854 by Ivan Turgenev, a great Russian novelist of the nineteenth century. Turgenev wrote Mumu with such vivid images and reflections of the state of tsarist Russia that this piece, together with his other stories, was credited with having influenced public opinion in favour of the abolition of serfdom in 1861.

  • From Hunting Sketches: Raspberry Water, Living Relic, Famer Ovsyanikov, Singers [Russian Edition] | Ivan Turgenev

    From Hunting Sketches: Raspberry Water, Living Relic, Famer Ovsyanikov, Singers [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Natalya Gracheva
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    This book contains the stories "Raspberry Water", "Living Relic", 'Famer Ovsyanikov", and "Singers" from the famous series Hunting Sketches by the great Russian writer Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883).

  • The District Doctor: A Turgenev Short Story | Ivan Turgenev

    The District Doctor: A Turgenev Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Deaver Brown
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    "The District Doctor" is a wonderful Turgenev short story that appealed and influenced American authors, such as Henry James and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its writing style, and Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway for its focus on moments. As the Doctor says to a new acquaintance, "Sometimes you know people for a long time and never talk about anything that touches the soul; sometimes you start there on the first conversation."

    Douglas says: "A Touching And Intimate Story..."
  • Zapiski ohotnika | Ivan Turgenev

    Zapiski ohotnika

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Kirill Radcig
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    "Zapiski ohotnika" - sbornik rasskazov Ivana Sergeevicha Turgeneva, pechatavshihsya v 1847-1851 godah v zhurnale "Sovremennik" i vypushchennyh otdel'nym izdaniem v 1852 godu. Tri rasskaza napisany i prisoedineny avtorom k sborniku znachitel'no pozzhe.

  • Otcy i deti | Ivan Turgenev

    Otcy i deti

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Victor Gerasimov
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    Chto mozhet byt' ostree i tragichnee, chem konflikt samyh blizkih drug drugu ljudej, iskrenne ljubjashhih drug druga? No, uvy, takoj konflikt neizbezhen vsjakij raz, kogda stalkivajutsja interesy dvuh pokolenij. Nash proekt po romanu I.Turgeneva po-novomu raskroet pered vami obraz cinichnogo i neschastnogo Evgenija Bazarova, kotoryj, otricaja vse vechnye cennosti, ne nahodit v sebe sil soprotivljat'sja ljubvi i primirjaetsja s samim soboj tol'ko v smerti. Glavy romana.

  • Fathers and Sons | Ivan Turgenev

    Fathers and Sons

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
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    When Arcady Kirsanov returns from college to the country manor of his father, he brings along his radical friend Bazarov, a nihilist who believes in nothing and respects no one. But behind the intellect of this caustic, impatient man is a heart full of compassion and kindness that will change the Kirsanov's lives forever.

    Tobin says: "Russian Classic"
  • Nakanune | Ivan Turgenev

    Nakanune

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Vladimir Levashov
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    Chto takoe schast'e, v chem ono zaklyuchaetsya i est' li chto-to vyshe ego? Chto takoe krasota i odinakova li ona dlya vsekh i kazhdogo? Chto est' lyubov' - naslazhdenie ili, vse-taki, zhertva? I voobshche, v chem zhe zaklyuchaetsya nastoyashchij smysl zhizni cheloveka? Vashemu vnimaniyu predlagaetsya roman "Nakanune" klassika russkoj literatury Ivana Sergeevicha Turgeneva.

    Psenko Victoria says: "Russian language book"
  • Fathers and Sons [Russian Edition] | Ivan Turgenev

    Fathers and Sons [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Sergey Rost, Lev Durov
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    Arkady Kirsanov has just graduated from the University of Petersburg and returns with a friend, Bazarov, to his father's modest estate in an outlying province of Russia. His father, Nikolai, gladly receives the two young men at his estate, called Marino, but Nikolai's brother, Pavel, soon becomes upset by the strange new philosophy called nihilism which the young men advocate. Read in Russian, by Lev Durov, Aristarkh Livanov, Anna Kamenkova and others.

  • Literature for 10th Grade [Russian Edition]: Summary of Works | Alexey Tolstoy,Anton Chekhov,Boris Vasilyev,Ivan Goncharov,Ivan Turgenev,Lev Tolstoy,Mikhail Bulgakov

    Literature for 10th Grade [Russian Edition]: Summary of Works

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alexey Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Boris Vasilyev, and others
    • Narrated By Victoria Serebryanskaya
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    Material dlja izuchenija russkoj literatury v 10 klasse. 17 hudozhestvennyh proizvedenij dany v kratkom izlozhenii (annotirovannyj vid) v audioforme.

  • Smoke | Ivan Turgenev

    Smoke

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ivan Turgenev
    • Narrated By Stuart Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Set in Baden-Baden, Smoke is Ivan Turgenev's most cosmopolitan novel. First published in 1867, it is an exquisite study of politics and society and an enduringly poignant love story. Smoke, with its European setting, barbed wit, and visionary call for Russia to look west, became the center of a famous philosophical breach between Turgenev and Dostoevsky.

    James says: "Smoke will satisfy"
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