Short Stories (Version 2)


Read by John Van Stan

(4.2 stars; 11 reviews)

This is a collection of short stories written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Dostoevsky), who is arguably better-known for his lengthy, contemplative novels. Several of his trademark philosophical, political and religious themes are interwoven throughout these short stories, for example: "Dream of a Ridiculous Man" critiques European nihilism; "The Crocodile" has notes of Russian political commentary; and "Bobok" is critically acclaimed as top-rate Menippean satire. Dostoevsky also provides a Christmas story ("The Heavenly Christmas Tree") with a biting social commentary. - Summary by jvanstan (9 hr 25 min)

Chapters

An Honest Thief 47:50 Read by John Van Stan
A Novel in Nine Letters 32:25 Read by John Van Stan
An Unpleasant Predicament (Part 1) 39:51 Read by John Van Stan
An Unpleasant Predicament (Part 2) 37:00 Read by John Van Stan
An Unpleasant Predicament (Part 3) 39:25 Read by John Van Stan
An Unpleasant Predicament (Part 4) 37:55 Read by John Van Stan
Another Man's Wife (Part 1) 53:10 Read by John Van Stan
Another Man's Wife (Part 2) 51:35 Read by John Van Stan
The Heavenly Christmas Tree 12:05 Read by John Van Stan
A Peasant Marey 14:25 Read by John Van Stan
The Crocodile (Part 1) 25:21 Read by John Van Stan
The Crocodile (Part 2) 22:50 Read by John Van Stan
The Crocodile (Part 3) 29:25 Read by John Van Stan
The Crocodile (Part 4) 21:00 Read by John Van Stan
Bobok 44:55 Read by John Van Stan
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man 56:20 Read by John Van Stan

Reviews


(5 stars)

Dramatically read! Some accented characters, each kept consistent. Nothing over acted or weak. consistent volume. thank you narrator. The story is so nice. Seinfeld comes to mind! Yes our vapid lives, the time spent between outings.


(5 stars)

This reader was excellent and had me laughing out loud! Truly captured the pathos and absurdity of the stories. Excellent work sir. Hysterical.

Great stories and reader


(5 stars)

The Christmas Tree and the Dream of a Ridiculous Man are the best!

the text itself is the only favourable factor


(0.5 stars)

the voice is just THE WORST!