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  • The Overcoat: A Russian Ghost Story, with Original Foreword by Kate Shrewsday | Nikolai Gogol

    The Overcoat: A Russian Ghost Story, with Original Foreword by Kate Shrewsday

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Kate Shrewsday
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    Nicolai Gogol's classic ghost story set in the streets of St. Petersburg in the 19th century.

    Douglas says: "The Life, Death, and Life After Death of Akaky"
  • Dead Souls | Nikolai Gogol,Constance Garnett - translator

    Dead Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton
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    Gogol's great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata but especially the devious complexities in Russia, with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead 'souls', or serfs, whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol's characters.

  • Dead Souls | Nikolai Gogol,C. J. Hogarth (translator)

    Dead Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol, C. J. Hogarth (translator)
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town and visits a succession of landowners to make each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these "souls" as collateral to reinvent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Nikolai Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types.

    Darwin8u says: "Captures absurdity of mid 19th century Russia"
  • The Inspector General | Nikolai Gogol

    The Inspector General

    • ORIGINAL (19 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Laurence Olivier
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    Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector General, known also as The Government Inspector, was first published in 1836. It was based on an anecdote first recounted to Gogol by Pushkin. Laurence Olivier plays the irresponsible gambler Ivan Alexandrovic Khlestakov in this satire on the greed, corruption and stupidity of Imperial Russia.

  • The Nose | Nikolai Gogol

    The Nose

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) was a pre-eminent Ukrainian-born story writer. He is particularly famous for those stories which veer in the direction of surrealism and the grotesque. "The Nose" is a classic example of this genre. The story opens with the barber, Ivan Yakovlevitch at breakfast. Things take an odd turn when Yakovlevitch finds a disembodied nose hidden in his bread roll. Yakovlevitch is at pains to rid himself as quickly as he can of the nose, which he recognizes as belonging to one of his clients, Major Kovalev.

  • Classic Russian Short Stories | Anton Chekhov,Nikolai Gogol

    Classic Russian Short Stories

    • ABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov, Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier
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    Orson Welles, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Michael Redgrave present a collection of classic Russian fiction including "The Overcoat", "The Queen of Spades", and "A Day in the Country."

    Danielle says: "Delightful"
  • The Nose | Nikolai Gogol

    The Nose

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Vladimir Levashev
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    Barber Ivan Yakovlevich finds a nose in his bread during breakfast. With horror he recognizes this nose as that of one of his regular customers, collegiate assessor Kovalyov. He tries to get rid of it by throwing it in the Neva River, but he is caught by a police officer. Read in Russian, unabridged.

  • Anthologie de littérature russe | Nikolai Gogol,Anton Tchekov,Fyodor Dostoievsky,Ivan Tourgueniev,Leonid Andreiev,Mikhail Saltykov

    Anthologie de littérature russe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol, Anton Tchekov, Fyodor Dostoievsky, and others
    • Narrated By Patrick Blandin, Brigitte Guedj, Patrick Martinez Bournat, and others
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    Plus que des œuvres littéraires brillantes, ce sont des portraits en creux de la société russe du XIXème siècle. Ces tableaux de mœurs nous renseignent avec talent et sagacité sur une société, des tempéraments, l'évolution d'un peuple, d'un Empire, et brosse le portrait au quotidien des hommes et des femmes, tous ces personnages qui vivent et qui peuplent ces chefs d'œuvres. La littérature en langue russe proprement dite naît au cours du XVIIème siècle, tout d'abord avec la poésie et le théâtre, mais très tôt naît une très riche tradition romanesque.

    philippe jacob says: "Bonne histoires, pas de révision audio!"
  • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories: Signet Classics | Nikolai Gogol

    The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories: Signet Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Michael A. Smith
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    Some call him a Russian Mark Twain. And with his special blend of comedy, social commentary, and fantasy, Nikolai Gogol paved the way for his countrymen Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. This sampling of Gogol's works includes the increasingly fantastic entries of The Diary of a Madman followed by the wonderfully surrealistic The Nose in which the title character embarks on some unlikely activities when separated from its owner's face. Rounding out the collection are the woefully comic tale of a clerk's acquisition of The Overcoat and Ivan Fyodorovich and his Aunt, in which the title character retires to his country estate, managed by a wily Aunt.

    Benjamin Bertin says: "Disappointing"
  • Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 2 |  Theatre Royal,Nikolai Gogol,Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 2

    • ORIGINAL (45 mins)
    • By Theatre Royal, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Inspector General’, adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol and Trevor Howard starring in 'Judgment' adapted from the original tale by Fyodor Dostoevsky.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

  • Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1 | Alexander Pushkin,Nikolai Gogol,Ivan Turgenev,Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and others
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    Russian literature exudes an atmosphere of mysticism, which is said to be a natural result of the simplicity of her people. Often, instead of being "about" anything, Russian stories sometimes seem to be the "thing" in itself. Be this as it may, it is an undeniable fact that with hardly any portent of future greatness to come, Russian literature suddenly sprang fully developed into existence in the 19th century.

    Alessandro says: "Excellent"
  • Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka [Russian Edition] | Nikolai Gogol

    Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Vyacheslav Gerasimov
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    Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka is a collection of short stories by Nikolai Gogol, written from 1831 to 1832. They appeared in various magazines and were published in book form when Gogol, who had spent his life in Ukraine up to the age of 19, was 22. He put his early impressions and memories of childhood into these pictures of peasant life. His mother's descriptions of village customs, dress, superstitions, and old stories were also used as primary sources. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

  • Dead Souls [Russian Edition] | Nikolai Gogol

    Dead Souls [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Vyacheslav Gerasimov
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    Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence, it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

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  • Christmas Eve | Nikolai Gogol

    Christmas Eve

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Vyacheslav Nevinny, Yekaterina Strizhenova
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    It is winter in Dikanka, Ukraine, a witch flying across the night sky and the devil stealing the moon and hiding it in his pocket, first playing with it in the sky, which no one in the village notices. Since it is the night before Christmas, the devil is free to roam around and torment people as he pleases, so he decides to find a way to get back at the village blacksmith, Vakula, because he paints hideous portraits of him in the church.

  • Dead Souls | Nikolai Gogol

    Dead Souls

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    Gogol's great comic masterpiece paints an hilariously satirical picture of provincial life in 19th century Russia. Its publication in 1847 not only provided inspiration for succeeding generations of Russian writers, but fanned the already flickering flames of social discontent which were eventually to flare up and consume Russia in the revolution of 1917.

    Jennifer says: "dead souls"
  • Nevskiy Prospekt. Peterburgskie Povesti | Nikolai Gogol

    Nevskiy Prospekt. Peterburgskie Povesti

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Vladimir Samoylov
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    «Peterburgskie povesti» eto Peterburg melkih chinovnikov, meschan, voennyih i remeslennikov. So znaniem dela i bolshoy doley yumora opisyivaet on mir meschanskih interesov, vzyatochnichestva i byurokraticheskogo bolota i peterburgskie okrainyi, "gde vse tishina i otstavka". I seychas, v XXI veke, nam po-prezhnemu smeshno i grustno chitat ego proizvedeniya, mozhet byit, potomu chto oni nam chto-to slishkom ostro napominayut?

  • The Great Russian Short Story Collection: 25 Classic Tales by the Great Russian Authors | Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Leo Tolstoy,Anton Chekhov,Fedor Sologub,Alexander Pushkin,Maxim Gorky,Nikolai Gogol

    The Great Russian Short Story Collection: 25 Classic Tales by the Great Russian Authors

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    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

    Diana D. says: "Terrible narrator"
  • The Overcoat | Nikolai Gogol

    The Overcoat

    • ORIGINAL (20 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Michael Redgrave
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    Published in 1842, Nikolai Gogol’s The Overcoat recounts the sad tale of Akavy Akakievich Bashmachkin, played by Michael Redgrave.

  • Las Almas Muertas [The Dead Souls] | Nikolai Gogol

    Las Almas Muertas [The Dead Souls]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated By Santiago Munevar
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    Un caballero de industria ruso, Chichikov, ha descubierto que si compra a sus antiguos duenos los siervos muertos despues del ultimo censo, puede lograr grandes subvenciones y esas son las almas muertas. La meta del autor fue "tratar de mostrar el alma rusa, con su variedad de dotes y riquezas morales pero tambien con sus defectos, que caracterizan al pueblo ruso".

  • Dead Souls | Nikolai Gogol,Vladimir Bruss

    Dead Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Nikolai Gogol, Vladimir Bruss
    • Narrated By Aleksey Bagdasarov
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    Gogol's finest work narrated by Aleksey Bagdasarov, with soundtrack music by Vladimir Bruss. Chichikov, a gentleman of middling social class and position, arrives in a small town and quickly tries to make a good name for himself by impressing the officials of the town. Despite his limited funds, he spends extravagantly, hoping that a great show of wealth and power at the start will gain him the connections he needs to carry out his mysterious plan to acquire 'dead souls'.

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