Fathers and Sons

  • by Ivan Turgenev
  • Narrated by David Horovitch
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

'Of course, you cannot understand me: we belong to two different generations....'When Arkady Petrovich comes home from college, his father finds his eager, naive son changed almost beyond recognition, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen under the powerful influence of the friend he has brought with him.A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father by criticising the landowning way of life and by his outspoken determination to sweep away the traditional values of contemporary Russian society.

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A good book, ending not as good as the rest

good book, great narration and good plot, I personally would have preferred a different ending
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- Hareth

Old Men & Young Men!

The book was written in & set in Russia. Written in 1862, Ivan Turgenev wrote in a way that enables us to taste 19 Century Russia, all of the way through it.

Arkady returns home from his college, together with his friend, a self-proclaimed nihilist. His father believes that he has lost his child. Indeed, Arkady has changed & returning to his landowning home, is at odds with his father.

'Fathers & Sons translates literally to Fathers and Children.' (Wikipedia)

This would have been a better English title for the book, though the present title would have suited our tastes better at the time of translation.
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- Annie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios