This audiobook contains three works by Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). The most well-known of these, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, tells the story of the premature death of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia. It explores themes of life, death and suffering, as well as self-interest versus compassion.
Hadji Murad, Tolstoy's final novel, tells the story of a real-life Caucasian Avar general who served under Imam Shamil, the leader of the Muslim tribes of the Northern Caucuses and, for a time, Russia's greatest enemy. Hadji Murad plans to defect to the Russians and then lead a Russian-backed army to defeat Shamil.