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    • Anna Karenina

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous Narration

    • By C. J. Mccoy on 2018-01-21

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • War and Peace

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    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. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I tried.I really tried!

    • By Beverley A Banks on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 56.41

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • A Leo Tolstoy Short Story
    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    The brilliance of this story is in how a normal bureaucrat, a judge in this case, has a small accident that winds up gradually taking his life. As he deals with this incident, with hope at first and then despair, he comes to terms with his family, his life, and the mediocrities that we all suffer with, except for the exceptional few. This story rings a particularly poignant note for those in early middle age facing the next part of their lives. This story is considered Tolstoy's best.

    Price: CDN$ 4.62

    • War and Peace, Volume 2

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    Price: CDN$ 47.04

    • Youth

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Billy O'Donovan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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    "Youth" is the third in Tolstoy's trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including "Childhood" and "Boyhood", published in a literary journal during the 1850s.

    Price: CDN$ 1.18

    • A Confession

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tolstoy’s autobiographical essay is a dissection of his soul, a study of his life’s movement away from the religious certainties of youth, and a vital piece of reading which contextualizes the great works he is best known for. Marking the point at which his life moved from the worldly to the spiritual, Tolstoy’s philosophical reassessment of the Orthodox faith is a work that holds vital spiritual and intellectual importance to this very day.

    Price: CDN$ 19.82

    • War and Peace, Volume 1

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great narration of a great book

    • By Norma Lundberg on 2017-11-21

    Price: CDN$ 47.04

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hailed as one of the world’s masterpieces of psychological realism, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high-court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face-to-face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth?

    Price: CDN$ 12.00

    • Anna Karenina

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Judy Franklin
    • Length: 35 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 21.48

    • The Kingdom of God Is Within You

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
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    Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr, along with many others, have referred to the influence that this work, written by Leo Tolstoy, has had on their psyche, and subsequent permanent change in their state of mind. The selected excerpt, from this much larger writing, reveal Tolstoy's philosophy regarding the literal interpretation of Christ's teachings and his fundamental ideas on nonviolent resistance.

    Price: CDN$ 1.18

    • War and Peace

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • Anna Karenina

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaah
    • Length: 46 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Anna Karenina" ist ein Roman von Leo Tolstoi, der in den Jahren 1873 bis 1878 in der Epoche des russischen Realismus entstand und als eines von Tolstois besten Werken gilt. Das Buch wurde 1877/78 veröffentlicht und handelt von Ehe und Moral in der adligen russischen Gesellschaft des 19. Jahrhunderts.

    Price: CDN$ 1.18

    • Anna Karenina

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 38 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky.

    Price: CDN$ 31.51

    • Anna Karenina

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 39 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity. Married to a powerful government minister, Anna Karenina is a beautiful woman who falls deeply in love with a wealthy army officer, the elegant Count Vronsky.

    Price: CDN$ 64.82

    • The Kreutzer Sonata

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of Tolstoy’s most important shorter works, The Kreutzer Sonata presents a problematic view of the relationship between the sexes and promotes abstinence as the solution. Pozdnyshev jealously observes the intimacy that emerges between his wife and a violin player. Haunted by The Kreutzer Sonata, over which they bonded, it plays round and round in Pozdnyshev’s head driving him to distraction and to an unquenchable rage.

    Price: CDN$ 21.29

    • Anna Karenina

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anna Karenina is beautiful, married to a successful man, and has a son whom she adores. But a chance meeting at a train station in Moscow sets her passionate heart alight, and she is defenceless in the face of Count Vronsky's adoration. Having defied the rules of nineteenth-century Russian society, Anna is forced to pay a heavy price.

    Price: CDN$ 63.98

    • War and Peace (Russian Edition)

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Evgeniy Ternovskiy
    • Length: 73 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men. As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds.

    Price: CDN$ 18.53

    • A Confession

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'A Confession' is Tolstoy's chronicle of his journey to faith; his account of how he moved from despair to the possibility of living; from unhappy existence to 'the glow and strength of life'. It describes his spiritual and philosophical struggles up until he leaves the Orthodox Church, convinced that humans discover truth not by faith, but by reason. The story begins when at the age of 50, Tolstoy is in crisis. Having found no peace in art, science or philosophy, he is attacked by the black dog of despair, and considers suicide.

    Price: CDN$ 1.18

    • The Gospel in Brief

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Gospel in Brief is a 1902 synthesis of the four gospels of the New Testament into one narrative of the life of Jesus by Russian author Leo Tolstoy. The work focuses on Jesus's teachings to his followers, presumably those which Tolstoy found most compelling. The Gospel in Brief is thought by some to be deeply reflective of Tolstoy's own interpretation of Christianity. The account presented in Tolstoy's gospel is also notable in its sharp contrast with the contemporaneous views of the Russian Orthodox Church. 

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • Anna Karenina

    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anna Karenina is widely considered to be one of Leo Tolstoy’s best works. Essentially a tragic love story, Anna Karenina tells the story of the rebellious and beautiful Anna and her passionate affair with Count Vronsky. Anna’s heartbreaking story unfolds against the colorful backdrop of 19th-century Russia, amid a hypercritical and unforgiving society that will never accept her for who she really is.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

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