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Buy for $21.00
This audiobook is in Russian with music by Al Belonosov.
These are short stories of one of the greatest writers in the world, Anton Chekhov. For more than 100 years, his humor and philosophy have surprised readers by their depth and brightness. These stories are for Russia and Russians, as much today as they were 100 years ago.
The stories included in this collection are:
- The Letter to the Learned Neighbour
- The Wife of a Chemist
- In the Bath-house
- In Moskow, at the Trubnaya Square
- The Day in the Countryside
- Lively Chronology
- Someone Who Lost His Way
- Wicked Boy
- Familiar Man
- Ivan Matveevitch
- The Memories of the Idealistic Man
- Delaying the Time
- Cook Gets Married
- Horse's Surname
- At the Mill
- The Burbot
- The Beggar
- The Simulator
- The Death of the Official
- The Slime
- The Boredom
- The Officer Prishebeev
- A Chameleon
- The Surgery
- A Girl from Chorus
- The Joke
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I bought because it is in Russian!! :D
I bought because it is in Russian!! :D Thank you Audible, I am learning Russian and this comes really handy :D
6 people found this helpful
Loud, distracting background music
I've no idea what these people were thinking when they decided 1. there HAD to be background music the entire time and 2. it had to be as loud as the reading or louder. Some of the music itself was just weird as well
I got half way through before finally giving up. I don't recall most of the stories I listened to. Sure remember the dreadful music though. Waste of money
2 people found this helpful
LIKE ANOTHER LISTENER I BOUGHT THE WRONG CHEKHOV NOT REALIZING IT WAS THE RUSSIAN ONE.VERY IRRITATING
6 people found this helpful
It's in Russian!
Call it crazy but this book is spoken in Russian! Maybe my eyes didn’t see the fine print of spoken in Russian. I simply assumed that because the title was in English and the description was all in English that the spoken word would, in fact, be in English also. Ha Ha - It is not! Sooo.. if you like to listen to words that sound like they are being spoken backwards with the occasional “Niet” thrown in, do yourself a favor and find a nice English spoken book. Unless, of course, you are Russian then I am sure you will enjoy the listen - “niets” and all.
9 people found this helpful
- David J James
An enjoyable anthology of Chekhov short stories
Some better known ones (although some of the best are not included) and some lesser known ones. Chekhov write around 500 such pieces and there are about thirty to forty of them here, so it's only a cross section but it seems to be a fairly representative cross section.
Nicely read but the background music that appears here and there for no obvious reason does detract and I have to take one point off the performance for that although I suppose it's not the narrator's fault.