The Best Russian Short Stories

Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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A brilliant collection of short stories by some of Russia's best writers:

    1. "Twenty-Six Men and a Girl" by Maxim Gorky
    2. "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin
    3. "The Honest Thief" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    4. "The Long Exile" by Count Leo Tolstoy
    5. "The Self-Sacrificing Rabbit" by Nicolai Schedrin
    6. "Comrades" by Maxim Gorky
    7. "A Candle" by Count Leo Tolstoy
    8. "The Nose" by Nikolai Gogo
    9. "The Encased Man" by Anton Chekhov
    10. "The Pistol Shot" by Alexander Pushkin
    11. "The Chorus Girl" by Anton Chekhov
    12. "The Old Verger" by Vladimir Korolenko
    13. "The Three Hermits" by Count Leo Tolstoy
    14. "The Ghost of the Engineers’ Castle" by Nikolai Leskov

Public Domain (P)2014 Red Door Audiobooks

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Deep Russian stories

The 26 slaves, the drunkard story and the hermits were to me the best ones.

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Surprisingly fun

Excellent stories; excellent narration. Sometimes had to strain to hear, but that may be my ears.

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This book is ruined by the narrator.

The narrator is horrible, her accent, her voice modulation is very strange and makes her totally not understandable. Please DO NOT USE HER EVER AGAIN. She ruined this book.

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Good to have audio Russian stories in English

I hope we’ll see more stories like these. The title list is helpful . The narrator is easy to hear and pronounces words correctly.

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Disservice by narrator

Yes, even the best Russian stories can be ruined by a bad narrator. A false, forced gargle articulation combined with a rather strange prosody that has nothing to do with the story. Awfully hard to follow.

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Disappointing Narration

Tolstoy's stories are great, but Dobson's voice is strangely grating. Mediocre at best, sad to say.

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  • Ieva
  • 02-02-16

horrible narrator. couldn't listen to it....

I couldn't listen to this. not sure if the narrator was trying to make a russian accent buy it was dreadful. So upset about this I ll just have to buy the real book. as the stories are amazing but I don't know who on earth could listen to this woman talk more than a 1 min.

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