The Torrents of Spring


Read by tovarisch

(4.9 stars; 34 reviews)

The Torrents of Spring, also known as Spring Torrents (Russian: Вешние воды), is a novel written by Ivan Turgenev during 1870 and 1871 when he was in his fifties. The story centers around a young Russian landowner named Dimitry Sanin who falls deliriously in love for the first time while visiting the German city of Frankfurt. It is widely held as one Turgenev's greatest novels as well as being highly autobiographical in nature. - Summary by Wikipedia (6 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Chapters I-III 20:59 Read by tovarisch
Chapters IV-VII 23:32 Read by tovarisch
Chapters VIII-XI 21:01 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XII-XV 18:20 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XVI-XVII 21:31 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XVIII-XX 19:06 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XXI-XXII 23:52 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XXIII-XXIV 20:25 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XXV-XXVI 17:30 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XXVII-XXVIII 18:17 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XXIX-XXX 18:08 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XXXI-XXXII 19:00 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XXXIII-XXXIV 18:20 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XXXV-XXXVI 23:50 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XXXVII-XXXVIII 18:10 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XXXIX-XL 26:20 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XLI-XLII 20:52 Read by tovarisch
Chapters XLIII-XLIV 19:58 Read by tovarisch

Reviews


(5 stars)

Wonderful story, wonderful reader, he makes it seem as if you're in 19th century Russia, very enjoyable

Lovely


(5 stars)

A nice romantic story with colourful characters and a good plot. The reader did a splendid job and added to the feel of the story with his slightly foreign accent. It portrays a sweet love story, but be warned; the ending is bitter sweet. I still highly recommend it, though.


(5 stars)

Great work! As Sanjin found out, grass is not greener on the other side. In Serbian we say: Ne traži hleba preko pogače. Excellent reading by Товарищ. I'm looking forward to find more of his reading.


(5 stars)

fabulous story and reading. A tale of warning that will stay long with me. At times the writing is a bit overflowered, but forgiven.


(5 stars)

Why can I only give 5 stars? This reading deserves much more. I cannot fault it. Very engaging indeed. And what a great novel!

Surprisingly good, relatively unknown work by Turgenev.


(4.5 stars)

The reader of this little 19th century gem adds to the experience.


(4.5 stars)

Moving story, the charm of which is greatly enhanced by the beautiful reading by Tovarisch

worth more than 5 stars. I could not stop listening to it.


(5 stars)