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Fathers and Sons

Narrated by: Jack Brown
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Classics, World Literature
3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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A classic, the Russian masterpiece by Turgenev, held as one of the greatest works of 19th Century fiction. The novel is thought of as a response to the growing cultural divide and alienation between liberals of the 1830s/1840s and the rapidly growing nihilist movement. These two philosophies were contrasted with the conservative Slavophiles, who believed that Russia's greatness lay in its traditional spirituality...

The main characters are a reflection of a youthful rebellious and anarchistic thought, therefore confronted with their traditional fathers. The character of Bazarov, nasty and anarchistic, remains one of the great creations of the literary world.
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Great Turgenev, but needs another narrator

Turgenev is one of the greatest of the Russian writers, and that is saying a lot given the many great writers. That said, this narration lacks in every way. The editing is reasonable. At the beginning of each chapter he gives a long title, which is very distracting. The characters are not well delineated. It is possible to listen to this, but the narration does distract from the story, which is sad.