War and Peace, Book 07: 1810-1811

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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) (2 hr 37 min)


Chapter 01 15:24 Read by eva
Chapter 02 3:53 Read by Wetcoast
Chapter 03 9:30 Read by eva
Chapter 04 14:58 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 05 11:56 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 06 16:55 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 07 19:10 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 08 10:24 Read by eva
Chapter 09 8:43 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 10 20:28 Read by Elena the Quiet
Chapter 11 10:22 Read by Elena the Quiet
Chapter 12 8:04 Read by Elena the Quiet
Chapter 13 8:11 Read by Elena the Quiet


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(4 stars)

I'm only up to book 7 and ten more to go! I think this is much longer than Victor Hugo's Les Miserables which I love also. Special thanks to the loveable, charming, mature and wonderful foreign accented voice of EVA. Also love the voice of Elena the Quiet. I was dissapointed she has not read more sections but no doubt her life must be full, busy and so I thank her for the few sections she has left to us. And thanks to all readers, librivox and IA for giving to all, especially those of us who are disabled and the poor, free audiobooks. I am forever grateful. dahszil male usa