Anna Karenina

  • by Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by Judy Franklin
  • 35 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Anna Karenina published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, It tells of the love affair between Anna and Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Russia, faith is challenged, bonds are broken, love dies and is reborn. Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy 1828 - 1910), was a Russian writer and is regarded as among the greatest of novelists.
Translated by Constance Garnett from the Russian in 1901.Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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Beautiful

The novel and its pedigree stand for themselves, it is utterly fantastic.

The audio-book goes a long way to matching that. The fact that one narrator manages to bring to life such a wide range of characters, of all ages, sexes and classes, and makes them each individual and personal, is incredible. Most notably the expression she gives to Anna, her thoughts and her speech are to be commended.

A must-buy!
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- James

Anna Karenina

Tolstoy seems to know my emotions even better than I do in portraying the complexities of human relationships. That this story still rings true despite its age shows the quality of the writing and the insign into human nature Tolstoy had.
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-07-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB