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    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have never truly been struck as an American,

    • By Matt on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $37.10

    • Dead Souls [Russian Edition]

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Vyacheslav Gerasimov
    • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish that I had sampled this first...

    • By The Hancock on 04-22-14

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, C. J. Hogarth (translator)
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Captures absurdity of mid 19th century Russia

    • By Darwin8u on 10-26-12

    Regular price: $25.19

    • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories is a bizarre and colorful collection containing the finest short stories by the iconic Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. From the witty and Kafkaesque "The Nose", where a civil servant wakes up one day to find his nose missing, to the moving and evocative "The Overcoat", about a reclusive man whose only ambition is to replace his old, threadbare coat, Gogol gives us a unique take on the absurd. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Diary of a Madman and other stories

    • By mdc on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Inspector General

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Overcoat

    • A Russian Ghost Story, with Original Foreword by Kate Shrewsday
    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Kate Shrewsday
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Nicolai Gogol's classic ghost story set in the streets of St. Petersburg in the 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Life, Death, and Life After Death of Akaky

    • By Douglas on 10-07-15
    • A Russian Ghost Story, with Original Foreword by Kate Shrewsday
    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Kate Shrewsday
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Release date: 06-17-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Overcoat

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Michael Redgrave
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Published in 1842, Nikolai Gogol’s The Overcoat recounts the sad tale of Akavy Akakievich Bashmachkin, played by Michael Redgrave.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Nose

    • A Nikolai Gogol Story
    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    "The Nose" is the second best known story of Gogol, after "The Overcoat". A military major discovers his nose is missing and works to recover it. He finds the nose but it pretends to have a life of its own, as a fellow human. It in fact has a higher rank than the Major himself. The Major is perplexed, goes back to his apartment, and has the nose returned to him. With great joy he recovers his nose, only to find it won't reattach to his face. After much going on, he finds the nose reattached to his face.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, appalling narration

    • By Erez on 07-14-11

    Regular price: $3.49

    • Nevskiy Prospekt. Peterburgskie Povesti

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Vladimir Samoylov
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    «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?

    Regular price: $5.24

    • Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just few hors d'oeuvres of Russian literature

    • By john on 02-25-10

    Regular price: $16.80

    • 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 out of 5 stars 12
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Love Stories

    • By: Nikolai Karamzin, Olga Kobylianska, Maxim Gorky, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrey Kolyada
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    V etoy audioknige sobrany proizvedeniya klassikov russkoy literatury o velikom chuvstve – o lyubvi. Nezhnyye, pechal'nyye, gor'kiye, ironichnyye - s techeniyem vremeni oni ne ustarevayut, i kazhdoye pokoleniye chitateley naslazhdayetsya etimi volshebnymi strokami. V sbornik voshli sentimental'naya povest' Nikolaya Karamzina «Bednaya Liza», otryvok iz romana «Zemlya» izvestnoy ukrainskoy pisatel'nitsy Ol'gi Kobylyanskoy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Russian language love stories

    • By Psenko Victoria on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Night Before Christmas

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Cory Thomas Hutcheson
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Christmas carols, the devil, fresh-baked bread, unrequited love, a witch's broomstick, Catherine the Great, cossacks, paintings, vodka, stolen moon, an unexpected blizzard, sausage, and one very fancy pair of shoes - all is mayhem and merriment in Nikolai Gogol's delightful Christmas tale. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Nose

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • dead souls

    • By Jennifer on 08-14-07

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Nose

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, Claud Field
    • Narrated by: Susan Iannucci, Ben Stevens, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gogol's phantasmagorical tale about a man whose nose decides to abscond and begin living a life of its own is one of the earliest and most celebrated examples of absurdist literature. Apart from its recondite humor, it is remarkable for Gogol's skill in characterization and his ability to paint a picture of contemporary life in Russia in a few verbal brushstrokes.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Nevsky Prospect and The Nose [Russian Edition]

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Piotr Korshunkov
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
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    This collection features two of the most well known stories by the great Russian writer Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852). These selections from his Petersburg tales, "Nevsky Prospect" and "The Nose", are full of humor, mystery and mysticism.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • The Overcoat

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 84
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 38

    The writer who did most to establish prose as a force in Russian literary culture was Nikolai Gogol. Gogol's example combined with the pronouncements of the literary critics of the period, established prose as the literary medium of the future. Fyodor Dostoevsky is supposed to have said, referring to himself and his fellow Realists, "We have all come out from under Gogol's "Overcoat".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story but bad deal

    • By Bob Cochrane on 09-01-05

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Classic Russian Short Stories

    • By: Anton Chekhov, Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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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."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Danielle on 02-10-12

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Taras Bulba

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Franz Robert Ceeh
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die tragische Geschichte des Kosakenhauptmanns Taras Bulba entführt uns in die Kriegswehen Russlands im sechzehnten Jahrhundert. In der Familie Taras, der einen Sohn tötet, um sein Volk zu retten und die Hinrichtung des anderen nicht verhindern kann, vollzieht sich jener Zyklus, der seit Menschengedenken das Leben bestimmt: Geburt und Liebe, Tod und Trauer.

    Regular price: $9.20

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