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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 1,437
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

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

excellent title, excellent narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-18

War and Peace needs no intro or review but what makes this book excellent is the performance of the narrator and the skill with which he portrays the wide range of characters

  • Putin's Wars

  • The Rise of Russia's New Imperialism
  • By: Marcel H. Van Herpen
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

This audiobook offers the first systematic analysis of Putin's two wars, placing the Second Chechen War and the War with Georgia of 2008 in their broader historical contexts. Drawing on extensive original Russian sources, Marcel H. Van Herpen analyzes in detail how Putin's wars were prepared and conducted and why they led to allegations of war crimes and genocide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, waiting for next revision

  • By Vladimir Kushnir on 01-18-15

not bad

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-17

plenty of information on the subject matter but a decided anti-russia and anti-putin bias by the author

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