War and Peace, Book 14: 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) Note: The novel is split up in 15 books and two epilogues. This is the recording of book fourteen, which covers events in the year 1812. The recording of the next book is in progress. The project thread can be found here. The recording of book thirteen can be found here. (2 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 8:59 Read by Ernst Pattynama
Chapter 02 5:40 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Chapter 03 6:49 Read by Zloot
Chapter 04 9:03 Read by Sunny Shields
Chapter 05 8:19 Read by Geoff Dugwyler
Chapter 06 5:24 Read by Geoff Dugwyler
Chapter 07 8:34 Read by Geoff Dugwyler
Chapter 08 4:59 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 09 6:32 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 10 9:04 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 11 6:52 Read by Cate Mackenzie
Chapter 12 7:35 Read by Cate Mackenzie
Chapter 13 7:43 Read by Cate Mackenzie
Chapter 14 3:37 Read by Cate Mackenzie
Chapter 15 6:25 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Chapter 16 4:04 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Chapter 17 4:19 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 18 4:43 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 19 9:48 Read by Cate Mackenzie

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