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    • The Unwomanly Face of War

    • An Oral History of Women in World War II
    • Written 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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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • Doctor Zhivago

    • Written 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.

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    • A long and winding road

    • By Steph Frolek on 2018-09-14

    Price: CDN$ 60.21

    • The Idiot

    • Vintage Classics
    • Written by: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 30 hrs and 14 mins
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    After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray a man of pure innocence. The 26-year-old Prince Myshkin, following a stay of several years in a Swiss sanatorium, returns to Russia to collect an inheritance and “be among people.” Even before he reaches home he meets the dark Rogozhin, a rich merchant’s son whose obsession with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Double and The Gambler

    • Written by: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear - translator, Larissa Volokhonsky - translator
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
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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.

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • The Enchanted Wanderer

    • And Other Stories
    • Written by: Nikolai Leskov, Richard Pevear - translator, Larissa Volokhonsky - translator
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 23 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written over the course of Leskov's career, each story in The Enchanted Wanderer elucidates the very essence of the human condition; themes of love, despair, loneliness, and revenge are explored against the backdrop of 19th-century working-class Russia. Leskov deftly layers social satire and subtle criticism atop myth and fable, resulting in a richly entertaining collection. 

    Price: CDN$ 30.69

    • The Adolescent

    • Written by: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear - translator, Larissa Volokhonsky - translator
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
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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. 

    Price: CDN$ 26.30