War and Peace, Book 12: 1812


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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 41 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 8:05 Read by kyleti
Chapter 02 5:52 Read by M.White
Chapter 03 6:04 Read by M.White
Chapter 04 11:35 Read by M.White
Chapter 05 8:24 Read by Jessica Louise
Chapter 06 9:15 Read by fourteatoo
Chapter 07 9:57 Read by fourteatoo
Chapter 08 8:33 Read by hebaio
Chapter 09 5:20 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Chapter 10 9:23 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Chapter 11 9:01 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 12 13:07 Read by Barry Eads
Chapter 13 6:15 Read by hebaio
Chapter 14 17:45 Read by eva
Chapter 15 13:49 Read by eva
Chapter 16 19:17 Read by eva

Reviews

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I wish one good reader would be selected instead of the current sampling

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Eva from Punta Gorda Florida is an excellent reader.

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(5 stars)

The ending of this section is so beautiful.