Anna Karenina, Book 8


Read by MaryAnn

(4.7 stars; 161 reviews)

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. In Book 8, Vronsky leaves for the Servian war, unable to live without Anna and hoping to die. Back at his farm with a loving wife and baby son, Levin struggles with thoughts of death and the horror of living when he does not understand "the whence, and why, and how, and what [life] was." (Summary by Mary Anderson and MaryAnn)

(2 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 9:04 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 2 7:24 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 3 5:39 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 4 4:59 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 5 5:30 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 6 6:13 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 7 5:14 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 8 5:26 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 9 5:12 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 10 7:07 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 11 7:03 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 12 9:21 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 13 6:57 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 14 10:18 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 15 8:56 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 16 7:54 Read by MaryAnn
Chapte 17 5:24 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 18 6:47 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 19 6:30 Read by MaryAnn

Reviews

wow

(5 stars)

Well! I have to say that I have learned at last not to form judgements on a book based on summaries. Just finished Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, which as a story itself is depressing and would seem to bring needless sorrow. And this would be the case, were it not for the philosophical and eternal principles brought to attention. I wouldn't recommend it lightly, because the subject matters are so heavy- infidelity, suicide- but it is a fascinating read. A comparison between two ways of living and where those lifestyles lead.

(5 stars)

I have just discovered this author thanks to Librivox. I never would have read or listened to his work without their many efforts! thanks so much for all the readers. and thanks to the author who has graced me with this a awesome work.! I absolutely loved the whole series.

Don’t pass this up!

(5 stars)

I had avoided this book for years because I saw a PBS mini-series adaptation. I did not like the ending. What a mistake! Tolstoy has spun a powerful story of life, of passion, and so much more. Marvelous readings by the volunteers.

Very Interesting read

(5 stars)

Somehow starts out dull but as one progresses through all the books,you get to know the characters see them transformed and the plot gets wider and interesting.I recommend all 8 books.

Fantastic book

(5 stars)

such a beautiful novel. and most of the readers are excellent. Thank you for your efforts in making this remarkable book available to all.

(4 stars)

Beautiful of course it is TOLSTOY but I am still missing the best reader of all Phil GRIFFITTS and even David COLE almost as good

(4 stars)

I was disappointed in section 8. Good reading by Maryann. The ending was a let down after Anna’s suicide in section 7.

(4 stars)

the reading was wonderful but damn, I wish the book had ended at book 7. everything in book 8 felt superfluous.