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Bryan Walker

New Zealand
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  • War and Peace, Volume 2

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long book, but at least the chapters are short

  • By Tad Davis on 09-11-08

Pleasure continues

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-08

The pleasure I had in Neville Jason's reading of Volume 1 continued unabated through Volume 2. His rendition is intelligent and sensitive and his ability to produce a variety of voices and stay in character with them is a tremendous help to the listener. A great reading of a great novel

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • War and Peace, Volume 1

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 30 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392

War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Great Book and a Truly Astounding Narrator

  • By A Midwesterner in Jersey on 05-18-09

A splendid rendition

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-08

I had already read War and Peace twice in the course of my life and had modest expectations of listening to it read for me. Neville Jason well surpassed those expectations. He reads the book splendidly and had me listening with great pleasure. I am grateful to him.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful