War and Peace, Book 05: 1806-1807


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War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels.

War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, age and marriage. While today it is considered a novel, it broke so many novelistic conventions of its day that many critics of Tolstoy's time did not consider it as such. Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense. (Summary by Wikipedia) (3 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 9:51 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 02 16:48 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 03 19:42 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 04 9:20 Read by RobbieRogers
Chapter 05 4:13 Read by RobbieRogers
Chapter 06 10:10 Read by RobbieRogers
Chapter 07 4:24 Read by DanWebster
Chapter 08 8:53 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 09 18:17 Read by eva
Chapter 10 11:44 Read by Beecher
Chapter 11 17:06 Read by Barny Shergold
Chapter 12 9:44 Read by Great Plains
Chapter 13 9:08 Read by RobbieRogers
Chapter 14 5:18 Read by RobbieRogers
Chapter 15 10:51 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 16 13:33 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 17 9:48 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 18 6:53 Read by JemmaBlythe
Chapter 19 12:34 Read by eva
Chapter 20 11:46 Read by eva
Chapter 21 10:50 Read by RobbieRogers
Chapter 22 1:28 Read by Rainer

Reviews

great book and one unsatisfactory reader

(2 stars)

Most of the readers are either excellent or at least satisfactory. BUT not Rita H. Her German accent is so heavy that it is almost impossible to follow the text let alone the story.

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Clearly outstanding the way that Libervox has put together the readers. They have chosen the right expressions for the work

(5 stars)

I enjoy all the narrators, the different accents especially.

(4 stars)

Eva Harnick is hard to understand