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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 4,110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,825
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,803

    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 2,711
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,032
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,989

    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 1,929
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570

    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 1,535
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

    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

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 38 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822

    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

    • War and Peace

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 66 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy's finest achievment, 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. 

    Regular price: $12.59

    • What I Believe

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Billy O'Donovan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • incredible

    • By Anonymous User on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • A Confession

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    '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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "See to it that you remember"

    • By Johnny Blauw on 03-12-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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 402
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 356

    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: $9.95

    • 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 981
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 900
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 901

    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

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 39 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity. Married to a powerful government minister, Anna Karenina is a beautiful woman who falls deeply in love with a wealthy army officer, the elegant Count Vronsky.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not good dramatization but an ok reading

    • By Bookoholics Anon on 05-07-11

    Regular price: $48.99

    • The Death of Ivan Ilych

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Soren Filipski
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    In his perceptive and moving depiction of Ivan Ilych, a worldly careerist facing his own mortality in the midst of a self-absorbed family and indifferent colleagues, Tolstoy provides one of literature's greatest and most memorable reflections on the meaning of the good life and on life as preparation for death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great experience

    • By ****** on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Kingdom of God Is Within You

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

    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.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Anna Karenina

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • Resurrection

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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 (Russian Edition)

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Evgeniy Ternovskiy
    • Length: 73 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 39

    War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men. As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book changed me.

    • By eugene on 03-08-19

    Regular price: $14.00

    • War and Peace 1

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Ella Porter
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    "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

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Oliver Ford Davies
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    The subject of this well-known Tolstoy novella is a high court judge in St. Petersburg who lives a carefree life. One day, without warning, he is beset by pains and soon has to come to terms with the fact that he is going to die. The judge has to learn to face death without fear and yet feel compassion for the family he is leaving behind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Tolstoy

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Master and Man
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    In these two famous short novels, Leo Tolstoy takes readers to the brink of despair. At the end of life, worldly ambition offers no consolation for the spiritually empty soul, but Tolstoy is the master of themes and redemption. He turns his morbid topic into hope, leading toward spiritual awakening. Tolstoy offers his readers a lifetime of perspective on death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect blend of material and performer...

    • By Laurie on 11-30-09
    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Master and Man
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 01-16-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 165 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

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