First Love

  • by Ivan Turgenev
  • Narrated by David Troughton
  • 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the end of a dinner party, the remaining guests drink wine and tell stories of their first love. For one of them, it will be a dark journey into his past, reawakening unbearable memories of his obsession with the beautiful Zinaida.


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Customer Reviews

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A bewitching story told with authority and charm.

Would you consider the audio edition of First Love to be better than the print version?

A strange question. Hopefully they would be identical. I haven't read the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of First Love?

A sequence of moments: the thrilling, excruciating games the heroine compels her suitors to play.

Have you listened to any of David Troughton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have heard Mr Troughton sing 'Blue Light Boogie' in 'Tales Of Sherwood Forest' , and I have seen his fabulous wiggly dance.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was entranced. And finally exasperated by the misjudged abruptness of the author's ending.

Any additional comments?

Turgenev's head was so large that when he died the medical authorities pickled his brain as a curiosity to amuse undergraduates.

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- Guy Andrews

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios