The narrator whose real name was David Case -- he passed away in 2005 seems to provoke extreme reactions: some people can't stand him, others can't get enough of him. Browser Compatibility Our audio books and Chrome aren't playing nicely right now, but we're on it. So many people know about War and Peace and yet so few have read it, largely put off by its length and complexity of characters so having the book read to you is a happy compromise. Full Specifications What's new in version 3. Fusce sed nibh eu odio posuere semper. War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Outstanding performance from its reader.
As an added bonus,Tolstoy shares his personal perspectives of war, warfare, power, wealth, politics and historians. Cons: 10 characters minimum Count: 0 of 1,000 characters 5. Summary by Wikipedia Note: The novel is split up in 15 books. It's very impressive that Tolstoy was able to depict him very accurately in this novel. Glad I stuck with it to finish the book. I was very tempted to switch versions due to the narrator, but doing so would have been ridiculously expensive! The digital mastering of this rendition only heightens the annoying affect of background noise. In my view, it is better to have a group recording with all its faults and foibles than no recording at all.
But his real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. I first came across this book on Amazon when my brother wanted to purchase a book decline and fall of the roman empire , after having purchased that book, War and Peace was recommended to me, I quickly read the cover and decided to purchase it just a few days later. It follows the career of Pyotr Stepanovich Verkhovensky, a political terrorist who leads a group of nihilists on a demonic quest for societal breakdown. After all, this book was written for all and not just for intellectuals. It is without doubt the driest part of the novel as Tolstoy makes his thoughts clear very quickly and to an extent has already expostulated on them throughout the main story , and then repeats and labours and repeats his point over and over again.
Free ebooks on the web are not organized for easy reading, littered with text errors and often have missing contents. The only flaw in this audio book is the recording. To be clear, this review relates to the Frederick Davidson narration of War and Peace, with an Audible release date of 01-21-05. Usually the narrator enhances the book for me - not this time - his voice really detracted from the experience. I do not know if I can take 50 hrs plus of this! What can you say about a classic like this! What a horrible recording, mastering, and narration! Sed at augue sit amet ipsum viverra ullamcorper.
So hard to understand that it makes it hard to get through this. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own 11 years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair. Having just listened to a Dostoyevsky whose narrator seems to speak no language except Yankee, this is most appreciated!. There are, to be sure, forms and trends and ex post recognition of patterns in history. Besides him, Tolstoy was also very accurate about his descriptions of the historical events during that time like the Battle of Borodino, Napoleon's invasion of Moscow and others.
Description: 10 audio discs 9 hr. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. There is one thing which is advantageous to a collaborative; it is that you will not become stuck with a recording quality or voice that one does not subjectively care for the whole volume or book. Criticisms of narration and production: 1. Donec scelerisque, urna id tincidunt ultrices, nisi nisl lacinia mi, at pellentesque enim mi eu felis. Pros: 10 characters minimum Count: 0 of 1,000 characters 4.
Noted for its mastery of realistic detail and psychological analysis, it follows the metamorphosis of five aristocratic families against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual's place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as The Iliad. Narrated by Librivox Group War and Peace is an epic written by Leo Tolstoy who is also known for another classic novel titled Anna Karenina. Download the audiobook to your reading device and listen using your favourite audio player app. This is an epic to listen to - never mind read. It seems to be relentlessly organized, using what Tolstoy presumably believed was an elaborate precision of language that tends to obscure and confuse his observations and conclusions. It is a solo voice of, in my opinion, is a fine reader Mary Ann Spiegel.
Many considered this book to be the best Russian work of literature of all time and it is massive in scale. 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. A Work of genius I first read the book when in High School many years ago. War and Peace deserves, at least in part, it's accolade of being the best novel ever written so for no more reason than being able to have an opinion on whether or not you think it is as great as it's famed to be, you should listen to it. The end of the book is an epilogue in which Tolstoy talks at great length about the philosophy of written history and the futility of trying to distinguish between fact and fiction.
On one level it's a riveting 19th century soap opera, with breaks for philosophical treatises rather than commercials. I picked up War and Peace after skimming through a couple of my books and in just one day I read about 30 to 40 pages, and after two weeks I had finished the entire book. Besides him, Tolstoy was also very accurate about his descriptions of the historical events during that time like the Battle of Borodino, Napoleon's invasion of Moscow and others. That is until I got the audio book. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless.