Anna Karenina, Book 1


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

(4.4 stars; 424 reviews)

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage to follow her heart and must endure the hypocrisies of society. (Summary by Mary Anderson) (4 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Book 1 - Chapter 01 5:53 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 02 7:04 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 03 9:17 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 04 10:32 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 05 17:07 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 06 6:12 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 07 4:33 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 08 4:44 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 09 13:03 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 10 13:09 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 11 8:05 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 12 8:53 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 13 4:57 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 14 12:54 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 15 4:41 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 16 4:05 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 17 6:17 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 18 10:27 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 19 12:04 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 20 6:43 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 21 4:37 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 22 9:31 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 23 8:37 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 24 8:01 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 25 8:47 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 26 6:50 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 27 4:48 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 28 5:26 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 29 6:28 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 30 5:37 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 31 6:53 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 32 4:26 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 33 7:04 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Book 1 - Chapter 34 7:45 Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Reviews

I am hooked on this book!

(5 stars)

So descriptive but interesting descriptions about characters and their emotions! not long drawn out boring descriptions about scenery, trees,clouds,etc as some of the “greats” often do. Love Tolstoy! The girl reading is dramatic but not too dramatic - perfect.

Clear & Pleasant

(5 stars)

I always t assumed Tolstoy was dense and dark, but this reads like a chick flick! You'll find humor, nuance and the perfect level of detail. Entertaining, story moves at a really quick pace and is packed with a variety of well-written, well-rounded characters. The reader has a clear and pleasant voice with just the right amount of drama.

Excellent reader and book

(5 stars)

Kirsten Ferreri does an excellent job with this book. She knows how to interpret characters without sounding to caricaturesque and her overall delivery is superb. Sometimes she reads a bit too fast while trying to emulate the exasperation in some dialogues, but it's a great job nonetheless. As for Anna Karenina, it is a classic and it is well beyond an internet/app review. Just wish that this version had the 8 parts of the book condensed into a single recording/audiobook.

awesome

(3.5 stars)

Except for I can't listen to the last chapter without answering this review and I've already answered this 4 times but every time I click on the chapter it won't let me hear it. It just takes me to this.

(5 stars)

I don't understand the complaints of the speed of reading. I think she did a wonderful job. She's almost as good as Karen Savage. If you want to hear reading that might be slow enough, try Robin Cotter. If she read any slower, it would in reverse O.O

Mostly good

(3 stars)

I am enjoying the story so far, but I can understand the reviews of others regarding the rushing of the reader. She speaks rather quickly at times and i do think the story could be benefited by a little more attention to the story, and less to the time in which she can get it all read by. Her editing skills often leave something to be desired, especially when words will literally jumble because I can only assume she chose not to simply reread the line. The recording is well enough, but I do think there was a good deal sacrificed in the name of saving time

Dry yet enjoyable, like a fine wine

(4 stars)

It was hard to get into at first as it stated out very dryly. I think a dramatic reading would aid in comprehension of the events as it is easy to get lost if doing anything else while listening such as driving or cooking. That being said it is still enjoyable and worth listening to.

Anna Karenina

(2 stars)

I have since listened to this book again by another reader, boy what a difference. I couldn't believe how much I missed from this version. just goes to show how rushed this is. rating on the reading sorry