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    • Doctor Zhivago

    • By: Boris Pasternak, Richard Pevear (translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its original publication, here is a new translation of the classic story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago’s love for the tender and beautiful Lara.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderfully enjoyable read

    • By gran 80 on 02-05-17

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Unwomanly Face of War

    • An Oral History of Women in World War II
    • By: Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear - translator, Larissa Volokhonsky - translator
    • Narrated by: Julia Emelin, Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    In The Unwomanly Face of War, Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women - more than a million in total - were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be compulsory reading

    • By Neeraj S. on 12-20-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Double and The Gambler

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear - translator, Larissa Volokhonsky - translator
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The two strikingly original short novels brought together here - in new translations by award-winning translators - were both literary gambles of a sort for Fyodor Dostoevsky. The first real expression of his genius, The Double is a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare in which a minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelgänger. Written 20 years later under the pressure of crushing debt, The Gambler is a stunning psychological portrait of a young man's exhilarating and destructive addiction.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Adolescent

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear - translator, Larissa Volokhonsky - translator
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky's novel The Adolescent (first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a naive 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father's wrongdoing and the desire to win his love. He travels to St. Petersburg to confront the father he barely knows, inspired by an inchoate dream of communion and armed with a mysterious document that he believes gives him power over others. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Unwomanly Face of War

    • By: Svetlana Alexievich, Larissa Volokhonsky - translator, Richard Pevear - translator
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson, Julia Emelin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers and pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familiar with, creating an extraordinary history from their private stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible and haunting, essential reading

    • By JanitaH on 04-09-18

    Regular price: $25.58