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    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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
    • Delightful start to finish

    • By Tad Davis on 08-21-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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 36 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

    • Signet Classics
    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Michael A. Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Benjamin Bertin on 02-28-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Overcoat

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Michael Redgrave
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 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 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Dead Souls [Russian Edition]

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Vyacheslav Gerasimov
    • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • The Inspector General

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      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

    • 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 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    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

    • Classic Russian Short Stories

    • By: Anton Chekhov, Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town with a bizarre but seductive proposition for local landowners. He proposes to buy the names of their serfs who have died but who are still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them. But what collateral will Chichikov receive for these "souls"?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Russian Dickens

    • By Erez on 09-08-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • 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 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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 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

    • Anthologie de littérature russe

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, Anton Tchekov, Fyodor Dostoievsky, and others
    • Narrated by: Patrick Blandin, Brigitte Guedj, Patrick Martinez Bournat, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bonne histoires, pas de révision audio!

    • By philippe jacob on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $11.06

    • 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
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      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 Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Orson Welles starring in ‘The Queen of Spades’, adapted from the original tale by Alexander Pushkin and Michael Redgrave starring in 'The Overcoat' adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the Voices alone.

    • By Anniebligh on 07-17-12

    Regular price: $4.12

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

    • By: Theatre Royal, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Overcoat, The Lost Letter, and May Night, or the Drowned Maiden [Russian Edition]

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Piotr Korshunkov
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This collection of stories by the great Russian writer Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) contains a selection of brilliant stories that show listeners just why he is considered among the best short story writers of all time. Enjoy three of his best: "The Overcoat", "The Lost Letter", and "May Night, or the Drowned Maiden".

    Regular price: $7.00

    • 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
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      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

    • Taras Bulba [Russian Edition]

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Dmitry Kinge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Taras Bulba describes the life of an old Zaporozhian Cossack, Taras Bulba, and his two sons, Andriy and Ostap. The sons study at the Kiev Academy and then return home, whereupon the three men set out on a journey to Zaporizhian Sich located in Southern Ukraine, where they join other Cossacks and go to war against Poland. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

    Regular price: $14.00

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