The magi, as you know, were wise men - wonderfully wise men - who brought gifts to the newborn King of the Jews in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. Read in English, unabridged.
Unhappy in his marriage, a Moscow bank worker, Dmitri Gurov, is vacationing in Yalta, Crimea, where he sees a young lady walking along the seafront with her small dog. They are soon engaged in an affair and spend most of their time together walking and taking drives to Oreanda . Returning to Moscow and his daily routine, working by day and clubbing by night, Gurov expects to soon forget young Anna but finds he is haunted by her memory. Read in English, unabridged.
"Great story lousy performance"
Human analysis differs from every other system of character analysis in that it classifies man into five types according to his biological evolution. No person achieves success or happiness when compelled to do what he naturally dislikes to do, since likes and dislikes stay with him to the grave. One of the biggest modern problems is that of helping men and women to discover and to capitalize on their inborn traits. Each of the five types is discussed in detail, with specific and detailed examples.
Vasilisa had not seen her daughter for four years. Her daughter, Yefimya, had gone after her wedding to Petersburg, had sent them two letters, and since then had seemed to vanish out of their lives; there had been no sight nor sound of her. And whether the old woman was milking her cow at dawn or heating her stove or dozing at night, she was always thinking of one and the same thing - what was happening to Yefimya, whether she were alive.... Read in English, unabridged.
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".
The most essential thing in the world to any individual is to understand himself. The next is to understand the other fellow. From this book you are going to learn which of the five types you are and how to get the best out of it. The alimentive type, or The Enjoyer, is discussed in this volume as well as all key principles of human analysis. Read in English (unabridged).
'Dostoyevsky is the only psychologist from whom I had something to learn', remarked Friedrich Nietzsche.
Discover the universal truths and wisdoms of Dostoyevsky in this volume of his tales, including: 'An Honest Thief', 'The Heavenly Christmas Tree', and 'The Peasant Marey'.
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.
There are thieves, and there are thieves. And I have happened to come across an honest thief. But how can a thief be honest? One of Dostoyevsky's short masterpieces tells a story rich in psychological insight into human behaviour, emotion and often irrational relationships. Read in English, unabridged.
Santa Claus lives in the Laughing Valley, where stands the big, rambling castle in which his toys are manufactured. His workmen, selected from the ryls, knooks, pixies and fairies, live with him, and everyone is as busy as can be from one year's end to another. One would think that our good old Santa Claus, who devotes his days to making children happy, would have no enemies on all the Earth; and, as a matter of fact, for a long period of time he encountered nothing but love wherever he might go.
Audio training course designed specifically for English speakers and containing 17 theme-based lessons covering the everyday situations. Each lesson consists of English tutorials, vocabulary, and complete live conversations. Essentials such as greetings, shopping, telling the time, asking for directions, elements of Russian business etiquette, such cultural concepts as the Russian soul, how to date someone in Russian, and even a short poem by Alexander Pushkin included.
Where does love come from? How are questions of personal happiness of consequence in love? This audiobook collection of stories by Anton Chekhov is united by the theme of love, featuring: "About Love", "The Helpmate", and "Polinka". Read in English, unabridged, and accompanied by orchestral music based on original Antonin Dvorak compositions.
Enter the world of mystery with this timeless audiobook adaptation of Leskov's classic ghost story uncovering mysteries of a haunted castle with a reputation going back several centuries. Featuring ghost action and audio effects, it includes a story that takes you through events unfolding in St. Petersburg in 1859 or 1860.
This release also includes another story of mysterious disappearance. A nineteenth-century nobleman goes missing in Turgenev's "Hunting Sketches".
A Russian audio course that jumps right into learning the language with expertly designed structure of the lessons and thematic organization. This audiobook set includes essentials from volume one such as greetings, travelling, numbers, food and drink, shopping, getting around town, business meetings, dating, and telling the time.
The Thriller is described as the most attractive, handsome, and charming of all human types. A distinctive dresser, a quick thinker, highly ambitious and adaptable. The stage, the film industry, and the arts attract this type of people naturally. But even this seemingly perfect human is not without flaws and weaknesses. Read in English.
Second volume in the popular Easy Russian series, offering Russian language learning in easy-to-absorb audio format, designed specifically for English speakers. The audio course features phonetics, elements of Russian grammar, rich cultural content, and native Russian speakers. It can be used as a standalone course or in combination with other training materials. No additional software or special equipment necessary.
A timeless observation of the human condition from one of the best story writers in the history of world literature. Chekhov’s stream-of-consciousness technique that revolutionised modern literature and his characteristic mix of humour and poignancy unite the 11 stories featured in this collection: "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".
An intriguing confession of doctor’s romantic involvement with a beautiful, 20-year-old patient. Followed by Turgenev’s exquisite, often meditative descriptions of the Russian countryside and mysterious herbalist Kassyan, infatuated with Gamayane, a prophetic bird of Russian folklore, a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. Read in English.
Subtle humour is one of the key elements in Chekhov's imaginative stories. But as an artist, Chekhov is more complicated. He paints life with all its nuances and shades of grey. His stories are full of characters who give us invaluable insight into universal wisdom of everyday life - civilised professionals, enlightened misfits, philanthropic gentry, rich landowners and impoverished royalty holding candles for reason, justice and passion.
Family dynamic, psychological insight into relationships and romance are the central themes in this collection of Chekhov stories. These stories, full of insight into lives of seemingly ordinary people, offer a rare opportunity to experience defining moments of lives. Unhappy in his marriage, a Moscow banker, Dmitri Gurov, is vacationing in Yalta, Crimea, where he sees a young lady walking along the seafront with her small dog.