Michael Strogoff (Dramatic Reading)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.3 stars; 3 reviews)

At a fete in the New Palace, the court seems to be in perfect order. Only two people know the truth: the telegraph wire beyond Tomsk, connecting Western Russia with Siberia, has been cut! The Czar and General Kissoff can tell that it is the work of traitorous Ivan Ogareff, who is inciting an insurrection in Siberia. If the Grand Duke, governing Siberia from Irkutsk, does not hear of the insurrection in time, the criminals in Siberia will take over the city, and eventually, all of Russia! Only a brave and fast courier can take it to the Duke in time. The general assures the czar that he has the perfect courier--Michael Strogoff. He will have to travel in disguise to escape the traps set by Ivan Ogareff, and above all never reveal--He is the courier of the czar! (Summary by Esther ben Simonides)

Cast List of this Dramatic Reading:
Narrator: Piotr Nater
Harry Blount, Tartar, Aide-de-camp, Police Agent, Tartars, Mujik, Old man: Adele de Pignerolles
Alcide Jolivet, Merchant Chief, Tartar Officer: Esther ben Simonides
Michael Strogoff: Hultstrand
Marfa Strogoff: Sonia
Wassili Fedor, Tartar Executioner, Another Traveller, Pendja-baschi: Mike Harris
The Grand Duke, Postmaster: ToddHW
The Emir: Feofar Khan: K. Adrian Stroet
Nadia, Chief of the Ulemas, Crowd Member 2, Deh-baschi: Rachel
Boatman: Dillon McFarlane
Second boatman, Governor General, Inspector, Boatmen: David Purdy
General Voranzoff, Russian Traveller, Another Iemschik, Nicholas Pigassof: Rupert Holliday
Head of Police: David Olson
General Kissoff, Usbeck Soldier: Zames Curran
The Czar: Jon Smith
Jew, Ivan Ogareff, Iemschik: Mark Chulsky
Persian: Arya Tabaie
Sangarre: Twinkle
Gypsy Girl: Lydia
Audio Edited by: Adele de Pignerolles, Rachel and Zames Curran

(9 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae 2:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 1 : A Fete at the New Palace 20:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 2 : Russians and Tartars 21:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 3 : Michael Strogoff Meets the Czar 13:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 4 : From Moscow to Nijni-Novgorod 28:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 5 : The Two Announcements 18:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 6 : Brother and Sister 12:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 7 : Going Down the Volga 17:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 8 : Going Up the Kama 13:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 9 : Day and Night in A Tarantass 17:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 10 : A Storm in the Ural Mountains 15:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 11 : Travelers in Distress 18:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 12 : Provocation 21:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 13 : Duty Before Everything 16:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 14 : Mother and Son 19:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 15: Through the Marshes of Baraba 17:02 Read by Piotr Nater
Book 1, Chapter 16: A Final Effort 19:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 1, Chapter 17: The Rivals 14:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 1: A Tartar Camp 18:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 2: Correspondents in Trouble 29:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 3: Blow for Blow 21:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 4: The Triumphal Entry 12:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 5: 'Look While You May!' 16:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 6: A Friend on the Highway 19:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 7: The Passage of the Yenisei 19:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 8: A Hare Crosses the Road 19:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 9: In the Steppe 17:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 10: Between Baikal and Angara 19:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 11: Between Two Banks 20:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 12: Irkutsk 19:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 13: The Czar's Courier 17:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 14: The Night of the Fifth of October 18:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2, Chapter 15: Conclusion 9:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Just Wow

(5 stars)

The story is neat..the presentation the efforts by all of you..Words really are inadequate. Thank you all. It is humbling to see to witness the kind of commitment you have all made to bring this story to life. I an a seriously Dissbled Veteran (line of duty). I spend long periods alone mostly bedridden. Librivox and wonderful people like you all. Keep me company. Take me on marvelous adventures. Thank you

well read, relatively simple but good story

(4.5 stars)