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    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,682
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407

    Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not to be rushed but to be savored

    • By J. Stirling on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • War and Peace

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,600
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,926
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,885

    Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Work of genius

    • By James on 02-13-06

    Regular price: $41.97

    • War and Peace, Volume 1

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,841
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491

    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Stanley Hauer on 08-14-09

    Regular price: $35.00

    • War and Peace, Volume 2

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A long book, but at least the chapters are short

    • By Tad Davis on 09-11-08

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Thus Spoke Zarathustra / The Apology of Socrates / Tao Te Ching

    • Classic Philosophical Works
    • By: Plato, Friedrich Nietzsche, Herman Hesse, and others
    • Narrated by: Bertrand Russell
    • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Content: Plato - "The Allegory of The Cave"; Bertrand Russell - "Appearance and Reality of The Problems of Philosophy"; Friedrich Nietzsche - "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"; Herman Hesse - "Siddhartha"; The Three Initiates - "The Kybalion"; Leo Tolstoy - "The Kingdom of God Is Within You"; Immanuel Kant - "Answering the Question: What Is Enlightenment?"; Lao Tzu - "Tao Te Ching"; Plato - "The Apology of Socrates".

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    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 38 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759

    Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story, amazing narration

    • By Marcus Vorwaller on 08-02-08

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • A Leo Tolstoy Short Story
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 323

    The brilliance of this story is in how a normal bureaucrat, a judge in this case, has a small accident that winds up gradually taking his life. As he deals with this incident, with hope at first and then despair, he comes to terms with his family, his life, and the mediocrities that we all suffer with, except for the exceptional few. This story rings a particularly poignant note for those in early middle age facing the next part of their lives. This story is considered Tolstoy's best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Great Price, Good Narration

    • By Michael on 03-05-13

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Kingdom of God Is Within You

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr, along with many others, have referred to the influence that this work, written by Leo Tolstoy, has had on their psyche, and subsequent permanent change in their state of mind. The selected excerpt, from this much larger writing, reveal Tolstoy's philosophy regarding the literal interpretation of Christ's teachings and his fundamental ideas on nonviolent resistance.

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    • What I Believe

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Billy O'Donovan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Originally published in 1885, "What I Believe" is part of a series of books by novelist Leo Tolstoy that outline his personal interpretation of Christian theology. After a midlife crisis at age 50, he began to believe in the moral teachings of Christianity, while rejecting mysticism and organized religion. He believed that pacifism and poverty were the paths to enlightenment. His precepts of nonviolence even influenced Mohandas Gandhi. Students of religion, political science, and literature alike will gain new understanding from the ideas presented in this book.

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    • A Confession

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    'A Confession' is Tolstoy's chronicle of his journey to faith; his account of how he moved from despair to the possibility of living; from unhappy existence to 'the glow and strength of life'. It describes his spiritual and philosophical struggles up until he leaves the Orthodox Church, convinced that humans discover truth not by faith, but by reason. The story begins when at the age of 50, Tolstoy is in crisis. Having found no peace in art, science or philosophy, he is attacked by the black dog of despair, and considers suicide.

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    • Resurrection

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    When Prince Dmitri Nekhludov is called for jury duty on a murder case, he little knows how the experience will change his life. Faced with the accused, a prostitute, he recognizes Katusha, the young girl he seduced and abandoned many years before, and realizes his responsibility for the life of degradation she has been forced to lead. His determination to make amends leads him into the darkest reaches of the Tsarist prison system, and to the beginning of his spiritual regeneration.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing wisdom and insight

    • By Catherine York on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • War and Peace 1

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Ella Porter
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    "War and Peace" (1869) is a classic novel by Leo Tolstoy, which is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy's finest literary achievements. The novel chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book Dismal narration

    • By Wendy E on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaah
    • Length: 46 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "Anna Karenina" ist ein Roman von Leo Tolstoi, der in den Jahren 1873 bis 1878 in der Epoche des russischen Realismus entstand und als eines von Tolstois besten Werken gilt. Das Buch wurde 1877/78 veröffentlicht und handelt von Ehe und Moral in der adligen russischen Gesellschaft des 19. Jahrhunderts.

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    • The Sebastopol Sketches

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the winter of 1854 Tolstoy, then an officer in the Russian army, arranged to be transferred to the besieged town of Sebastopol. Wishing to see at first hand the action of what would become known as the Crimean War, he was spurred on by a fierce patriotism, but also by an equally fierce desire to alert the authorities to appalling conditions in the army. The three "Sebastopol Sketches" - December, May and August - re-create what happened during different phases of the siege and its effect on the ordinary men around him.

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    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 953
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 875
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 876

    Hailed as one of the world’s masterpieces of psychological realism, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high-court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face-to-face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elegant, simple, and true

    • By Alexandria on 09-22-13

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Youth

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Billy O'Donovan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Youth" is the third in Tolstoy's trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including "Childhood" and "Boyhood", published in a literary journal during the 1850s.

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    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Anna Karenina is widely considered to be one of Leo Tolstoy’s best works. Essentially a tragic love story, Anna Karenina tells the story of the rebellious and beautiful Anna and her passionate affair with Count Vronsky. Anna’s heartbreaking story unfolds against the colorful backdrop of 19th-century Russia, amid a hypercritical and unforgiving society that will never accept her for who she really is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent Performance!!!

    • By Diane White on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Childhood

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Billy O'Donovan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "Childhood" is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian literary journal The Contemporary. It is the first in a series of three novels and is followed by "Boyhood" and "Youth". Published when Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old, the book was an immediate success, earning notice from other Russian novelists including Ivan Turgenev, who heralded the young Tolstoy as a major up-and-coming figure in Russian literature.

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    • War and Peace

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By linda on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Gospel in Brief

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this book, Tolstoy seeks to condense the four Gospels of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, into one, by looking along the lines of the teachings of Jesus Christ found in each book. In doing so, he discovers that the Lord's Prayer is the best summation of all that Christ taught in the Gospels.

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