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    • The Complete Stories of Anton Chekhov, Vol. 1

    • 1882–1885
    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    A Russian author, playwright, and physician, Anton Chekhov is widely considered one of the best short-story writers of all time. Having influenced such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and James Joyce, Chekhov’s stories are often noted for their stream-of-consciousness style and their vast number.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Riot

    • By Robin H. on 05-04-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Great Russian Short Story Collection

    • 25 Classic Tales by the Great Russian Authors
    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The ultimate collection of great short stories by the best Russian classic authors. 1. "Her Lover" by Maxim Gorky 2. "The Empty Drum" by Count Leo Tolstoy 3. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub 4. "The District Doctor" by Ivan Turgenev 5. "The White Dog" by Fedor Sologub 6. "The Cloak" by Nikolai Gogol 7. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub 8. "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 9. "A Work of Art" by Anton Chekhov 10. "Children Wiser Than Their Fathers" by Count Leo Tolstoy

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator

    • By Diana D. on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Complete Stories of Anton Chekhov, Vol. 2

    • 1886
    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Anton Chekhov is widely considered one of the best short-story writers of all time. Having influenced such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and James Joyce, Chekhov’s stories are often noted for their stream-of-consciousness style and their vast number. Raymond Carver once said, “It is not only the immense number of stories he wrote - for few, if any, writers have ever done more - it is the awesome frequency with which he produced masterpieces, stories that shrive us as well as delight and move us, that lay bare our emotions in ways only true art can accomplish.”

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Translators make a big difference

    • By D. B. Chamberlain on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Seagull

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Konstantin Treplov's literary ambitions and his love for a young aspiring actress evade him. When Nina runs off with his mother's lover, he attempts suicide, comparing himself to a dead seagull destroyed by man's whim.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I just didn't enjoy this story.

    • By Savel on 12-28-11

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Cherry Orchard

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Marsha Mason, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Chekhov's masterful last play, The Cherry Orchard, is a work of timeless, bittersweet beauty about the fading fortunes of an aristocratic Russian family and their struggle to maintain their status in a changing world. Alternately touching and farcical, this subtle, intelligent play stars the incomparable Marsha Mason.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully Vibrant Production

    • By Andre on 11-18-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Cherry Orchard

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Chambers, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Cherry Orchard is Chekhov's final play, first performed in 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre and directed by Konstantin Stanislavski. It takes place on the Ranevsky family's country estate, which boasts a large cherry orchard that is in bloom as the play opens. The family is gathering at the estate for a reunion but also to decide how to handle their debts, which have reached a crisis point.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Seagull

    • By: Anton Chekhov, Christopher Hampton (translator)
    • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, T. R. Knight, Stephen Collins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull is considered one of his most haunting and atmospheric character studies. A would-be playwright is at war with his egoistic mother while the town has become intoxicated by a sensational author. And as the alluring newcomer steals away Kosta’s only love, their new romance could have devastating consequences. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to follow

    • By E. Dickstein on 06-13-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Uncle Vanya

    • By: Anton Chekhov, David Mamet, Vlada Chernornirdik
    • Narrated by: Josh Radnor, Stacy Keach, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Adapted by David Mamet from a translation by Vlada Chernornirdik. In this classic of Chekhov’s canon, an overbearing professor pays a visit to his country estate, where Sonya and Vanya, his daughter and former brother-in-law, have slaved to maintain his wealth. But Vanya is enchanted by the professor’s new wife, while Sonya has fallen for the town’s melancholy doctor. Includes a conversation with Rosamund Bartlett, author of Chekhov: Scenes from a Life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor American soap

    • By tyrone on 10-22-17

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Five Plays

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Amanda Friday, Jeff Moon, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    A collection of four of Chekhov's most popular dramas together with his unusual one-act comedy, The Boor, presented by members of The Online Stage.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Three Sisters

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Westfeldt, Sarah Zimmerman, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Chekhov’s masterpiece in a full-cast performance starring Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Westfeldt, Sarah Zimmerman and Jon Hamm. Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow, but have been living in the dull, gossipy backwaters of Russia for far too long.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little too confusing without staging

    • By Calliope on 05-13-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Seven Classic Plays

    • By: William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Now, for the first time in audio, Blackstone presents seven great plays in one volume: Euripides' Medea, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, Dumas' Camille, Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, Shaw's Arms and the Man, and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. These productions illustrate the development of European drama from ancient times to the threshold of the modern theater.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Badly Done Plays

    • By S. N. C. Siegel on 05-06-06

    Regular price: $23.07

    • In the Ravine

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This is a story from the In the Ravine and Other Stories collection.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Waterlogg Classic Literature Pack

    • Anton Chekhov, O. Henry, Stephen Crane, and William Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Stephen Crane, and others
    • Narrated by: Lorie Kellogg
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This collection provides over five hours of radio dramatizations of some of the greatest literature ever written, as adapted, produced, and directed by Joe Bevilacqua.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Chorus Girl

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a story from the In the Ravine and Other Stories collection.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 10-Minute Short Stories

    • By: James Joyce, Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Hignett, Michael Redgrave, Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A selection of stories to entertain for when you have a spare 10 minutes, including "After the Race", by James Joyce; "Three Questions", by Leo Tolstoy; "The Child's Story", by Charles Dickens; and "A Transgression", by Anton Chekhov, read by Sir Michael Redgrave.

    Regular price: $13.78

    • Misery

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    This is a story from the In the Ravine and Other Stories collection.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Best Russian Short Stories

    • By: Count Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Alexander Pushkin, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A brilliant collection of short stories by some of Russia's best writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly fun

    • By Kenneth B. Sizer II on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Bear

    • A Classic One-Act Play
    • By: Mr. Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Mr. Joe Bevilacqua, Cathi Tully, Bob Miller, and others
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Bear, the classic one-act play by Anton Chekhov, produced, directed and adapted by Joe Bevilacqua. Written in 1900, The Bear is one of the great works of Anton Chekhov, about the strange beginnings of love between the recently widowed Mrs. Popov and Grigory Stepanovich Smirnov. The title The Bear comes in Russian the word for "bear" which has two meanings: an animal or a rather rude, clumsy, awkward man. The play is alternately titled The Boor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice Chekhov Funny Short Play

    • By Michael on 02-21-13

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Cherry Orchard: (Classic Radio Theatre - Dramatised)

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge, Andrew Sachs and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies star in this 1974 BBC Radio full-cast production of Chekhov’s classic play.Madame Ranyevskaya and her daughter Anya have returned home from Paris to discover that their family estate - which includes their beloved cherry orchard - has to be sold to cover the family’s debts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stellar production of Chekhov's masterpiece

    • By mary on 04-16-12

    Regular price: $10.33

    • In the Ravine and Other Stories

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Here are 11 short stories and one novella by Anton Chekhov, one of the finest masters of what is acknowledged as a difficult genre. There is the richly comic "Oh! The Public" about a hassled ticket inspector, a wry look at morals and manners in "The Chorus Girl", and the melancholic tale of a cab driver in "Misery".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fine Stories about Mother Russia & the Human Heart

    • By Jefferson on 08-22-15

    Regular price: $16.09

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