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 .

Refine Search Results

 
Search Results for Author: 

Nikolai Gogol

1-20of60results Previous 1 2 3 Next
Sort by
  • Dead Souls | Nikolai Gogol,C. J. Hogarth (translator)

    Dead Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol, C. J. Hogarth (translator)
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town and visits a succession of landowners to make each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these "souls" as collateral to reinvent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Nikolai Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types.

    Darwin8u says: "Captures absurdity of mid 19th century Russia"
  • The Overcoat: A Russian Ghost Story, with Original Foreword by Kate Shrewsday | Nikolai Gogol

    The Overcoat: A Russian Ghost Story, with Original Foreword by Kate Shrewsday

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Kate Shrewsday
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Nicolai Gogol's classic ghost story set in the streets of St. Petersburg in the 19th century.

    Douglas says: "The Life, Death, and Life After Death of Akaky"
  • Classic Russian Short Stories | Anton Chekhov,Nikolai Gogol

    Classic Russian Short Stories

    • ABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov, Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Orson Welles, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Michael Redgrave present a collection of classic Russian fiction including "The Overcoat", "The Queen of Spades", and "A Day in the Country."

    Danielle says: "Delightful"
  • The Nose | Nikolai Gogol

    The Nose

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) was a pre-eminent Ukrainian-born story writer. He is particularly famous for those stories which veer in the direction of surrealism and the grotesque. "The Nose" is a classic example of this genre. The story opens with the barber, Ivan Yakovlevitch at breakfast. Things take an odd turn when Yakovlevitch finds a disembodied nose hidden in his bread roll. Yakovlevitch is at pains to rid himself as quickly as he can of the nose, which he recognizes as belonging to one of his clients, Major Kovalev.

  • The Great Russian Short Story Collection: 25 Classic Tales by the Great Russian Authors | Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Leo Tolstoy,Anton Chekhov,Fedor Sologub,Alexander Pushkin,Maxim Gorky,Nikolai Gogol

    The Great Russian Short Story Collection: 25 Classic Tales by the Great Russian Authors

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The ultimate collection of great short stories by the best Russian classic authors. 1. "Her Lover" by Maxim Gorky 2. "The Empty Drum" by Count Leo Tolstoy 3. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub 4. "The District Doctor" by Ivan Turgenev 5. "The White Dog" by Fedor Sologub 6. "The Cloak" by Nikolai Gogol 7. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub 8. "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 9. "A Work of Art" by Anton Chekhov 10. "Children Wiser Than Their Fathers" by Count Leo Tolstoy

    Diana D. says: "Terrible narrator"
  • The Overcoat | Nikolai Gogol

    The Overcoat

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (33)

    The writer who did most to establish prose as a force in Russian literary culture was Nikolai Gogol. Gogol's example combined with the pronouncements of the literary critics of the period, established prose as the literary medium of the future. Fyodor Dostoevsky is supposed to have said, referring to himself and his fellow Realists, "We have all come out from under Gogol's "Overcoat".

    Bob Cochrane says: "Good Story but bad deal"
  • 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
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    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"
  • Nevskiy Prospekt. Peterburgskie Povesti | Nikolai Gogol

    Nevskiy Prospekt. Peterburgskie Povesti

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Vladimir Samoylov
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    «Peterburgskie povesti» eto Peterburg melkih chinovnikov, meschan, voennyih i remeslennikov. So znaniem dela i bolshoy doley yumora opisyivaet on mir meschanskih interesov, vzyatochnichestva i byurokraticheskogo bolota i peterburgskie okrainyi, "gde vse tishina i otstavka". I seychas, v XXI veke, nam po-prezhnemu smeshno i grustno chitat ego proizvedeniya, mozhet byit, potomu chto oni nam chto-to slishkom ostro napominayut?

  • Christmas Eve | Nikolai Gogol

    Christmas Eve

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Vyacheslav Nevinny, Yekaterina Strizhenova
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    It is winter in Dikanka, Ukraine, a witch flying across the night sky and the devil stealing the moon and hiding it in his pocket, first playing with it in the sky, which no one in the village notices. Since it is the night before Christmas, the devil is free to roam around and torment people as he pleases, so he decides to find a way to get back at the village blacksmith, Vakula, because he paints hideous portraits of him in the church.

  • Dead Souls | Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

    Dead Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town with a bizarre but seductive proposition for local landowners. He proposes to buy the names of their serfs who have died but who are still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them. But what collateral will Chichikov receive for these "souls"?

    Erez says: "The Russian Dickens"
  • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories: Signet Classics | Nikolai Gogol

    The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories: Signet Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Michael A. Smith
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Some call him a Russian Mark Twain. And with his special blend of comedy, social commentary, and fantasy, Nikolai Gogol paved the way for his countrymen Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. This sampling of Gogol's works includes the increasingly fantastic entries of The Diary of a Madman followed by the wonderfully surrealistic The Nose in which the title character embarks on some unlikely activities when separated from its owner's face. Rounding out the collection are the woefully comic tale of a clerk's acquisition of The Overcoat and Ivan Fyodorovich and his Aunt, in which the title character retires to his country estate, managed by a wily Aunt.

    Benjamin Bertin says: "Disappointing"
  • Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 1 |  Theatre Royal,Alexander Pushkin,Nikolai Gogol

    Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 1

    • ORIGINAL (40 mins)
    • By Theatre Royal, Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Orson Welles starring in ‘The Queen of Spades’, adapted from the original tale by Alexander Pushkin and Michael Redgrave starring in 'The Overcoat' adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Sandy says: "For the Voices alone."
  • Dead Souls [Russian Edition] | Nikolai Gogol

    Dead Souls [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Vyacheslav Gerasimov
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

    John M. Hancock says: "I wish that I had sampled this first..."
  • The Overcoat, The Lost Letter, and May Night, or the Drowned Maiden [Russian Edition] | Nikolai Gogol

    The Overcoat, The Lost Letter, and May Night, or the Drowned Maiden [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Piotr Korshunkov
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    This collection of stories by the great Russian writer Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) contains a selection of brilliant stories that show listeners just why he is considered among the best short story writers of all time. Enjoy three of his best: "The Overcoat", "The Lost Letter", and "May Night, or the Drowned Maiden".

  • La Terrible Venganza [The Terrible Vengeance] | Nikolai Gogol

    La Terrible Venganza [The Terrible Vengeance]

    • UNABRIDGED (22 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Sonolibro
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    El amor paternofilial debe demostrarse siempre, o a veces no...? El malvado brujo duerme con grilletes en la prisión por los horrendos crímenes que ha cometido y al alba será ejecutado.Mientras a través de los barrotes ve a la luz de la luna como una barca se acerca por el río, se da cuenta de que es su hija.Gran conocedor de la naturaleza humana y en especial de los sentimientos de la juventud, la llama con la confianza, más que esperanza de que conseguirá que

  • The Nose: A Nikolai Gogol Story | Nikolai Gogol

    The Nose: A Nikolai Gogol Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Deaver Brown
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    "The Nose" is the second best known story of Gogol, after "The Overcoat". A military major discovers his nose is missing and works to recover it. He finds the nose but it pretends to have a life of its own, as a fellow human. It in fact has a higher rank than the Major himself. The Major is perplexed, goes back to his apartment, and has the nose returned to him. With great joy he recovers his nose, only to find it won't reattach to his face. After much going on, he finds the nose reattached to his face.

    Erez says: "Wonderful story, appalling narration"
  • Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 2 |  Theatre Royal,Nikolai Gogol,Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 2

    • ORIGINAL (45 mins)
    • By Theatre Royal, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Inspector General’, adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol and Trevor Howard starring in 'Judgment' adapted from the original tale by Fyodor Dostoevsky.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

  • Dead Souls | Nikolai Gogol

    Dead Souls

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Gogol's great comic masterpiece paints an hilariously satirical picture of provincial life in 19th century Russia. Its publication in 1847 not only provided inspiration for succeeding generations of Russian writers, but fanned the already flickering flames of social discontent which were eventually to flare up and consume Russia in the revolution of 1917.

    Jennifer says: "dead souls"
  • The Inspector General | Nikolai Gogol

    The Inspector General

    • ORIGINAL (19 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Laurence Olivier
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector General, known also as The Government Inspector, was first published in 1836. It was based on an anecdote first recounted to Gogol by Pushkin. Laurence Olivier plays the irresponsible gambler Ivan Alexandrovic Khlestakov in this satire on the greed, corruption and stupidity of Imperial Russia.

  • Dead Souls | Nikolai Gogol,Vladimir Bruss

    Dead Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol, Vladimir Bruss
    • Narrated By Aleksey Bagdasarov
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Gogol's finest work narrated by Aleksey Bagdasarov, with soundtrack music by Vladimir Bruss. Chichikov, a gentleman of middling social class and position, arrives in a small town and quickly tries to make a good name for himself by impressing the officials of the town. Despite his limited funds, he spends extravagantly, hoping that a great show of wealth and power at the start will gain him the connections he needs to carry out his mysterious plan to acquire 'dead souls'.

1-20of60results Previous 1 2 3 Next