War and Peace, Book 06: 1808-1810


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(4.3 stars; 78 reviews)

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) (4 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 7:22 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 02 7:46 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 03 6:50 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 04 7:18 Read by Cantor
Chapter 05 13:02 Read by Cantor
Chapter 06 10:22 Read by eva
Chapter 07 10:20 Read by Cantor
Chapter 08 9:29 Read by Ernst Pattynama
Chapter 09 8:18 Read by eva
Chapter 10 16:30 Read by eva
Chapter 11 7:48 Read by Tamara Hamilton
Chapter 12 5:15 Read by Tamara Hamilton
Chapter 13 8:03 Read by RobbieRogers
Chapter 14 8:24 Read by RobbieRogers
Chapter 15 6:51 Read by RobbieRogers
Chapter 16 12:00 Read by eva
Chapter 17 6:55 Read by eva
Chapter 18 15:12 Read by eva
Chapter 19 3:09 Read by Wetcoast
Chapter 20 10:34 Read by eva
Chapter 21 8:08 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 22 10:12 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 23 18:40 Read by eva
Chapter 24 6:06 Read by Wetcoast
Chapter 25 7:51 Read by Wetcoast
Chapter 26 9:48 Read by Ashwin Jain

Reviews

perfect except for the end

(2.5 stars)

This reading was beautiful, absolutely loved it, but there were a couple issues. One, there was a huge pause in the middle that I mistook for the end of the book, and I almost missed the last few chapters because of it. Second, the final reader for the last chapter was so incomprehensible that I had to listen three times just to understand it.

Chapter 18

(4.5 stars)

Just loved the accent(Russian itself if am not wrong. The narrator has put the words quite eloquently. She knows where to put emphesis and where and how much the pauses should be. However due to the accent itself I was ocassiobnaly confused at certain words but it didn't mattered to me much. Thank you for your invaluable work :)

(2.5 stars)

I was doing okay until the last half of the book was so hard to understand the readers. I couldn't understand a single word of the final chapter

(0.5 stars)

Jain (chapter (chapter 26)is an impossible narrator. You cannot understand what he is saying which means a total blank in his part of the story.

(5 stars)

Chapter 19 is missing a paragraph.