A Woman's Kingdom

Narrated by: John William Cawthorne
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
3 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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A Woman's Kingdom is one of Chekhov best short stories. It is a classic study of the change in Russian society of the turn of the 19th century.
Public Domain (P)2009 Roberson Audio
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A Wonderful Short Story, classic Chekhov!

This reading has to be one of the best I have heard of Chekhov which is not easy to interpret. John Willian Cawthorne is a great narrator but it's ashamed that he hasn't done more. Any one who enjoys classic Russian literature will enjoy this piece.

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Excellent Chekhov Story with Poor Narration

This is a very nice Chekhov story (but not one of my favorites). Like many of Chekhov’s short stories this story seems surprisingly modern in outlook, as if a modern author was writing about history. The writing is excellent and the story and characters interesting. I did not much care for the narration. I found the tone and tempo off-putting and there was a slight, but quite annoying, echo. Playing this at 1.5x speed made it quite a bit more tolerable. This was only 63 cents (not worth a full credit), so overall, it was worth it to me – but just barely.

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