War and Peace, Book 11: 1812


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(4.2 stars; 144 reviews)

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) (6 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 10:44 Read by Ernst Pattynama
Chapter 02 9:21 Read by Ernst Pattynama
Chapter 03 6:27 Read by JohnWKEllis
Chapter 04 11:00 Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
Chapter 05 8:56 Read by eva
Chapter 06 8:17 Read by Philippa Brodie
Chapter 07 9:16 Read by Philippa Brodie
Chapter 08 4:55 Read by fourteatoo
Chapter 09 7:04 Read by fourteatoo
Chapter 10 11:36 Read by eva
Chapter 11 5:39 Read by Labyrinth Composer
Chapter 12 11:59 Read by Paul McCartan
Chapter 13 10:49 Read by eva
Chapter 14 9:07 Read by eva
Chapter 15 11:00 Read by eva
Chapter 16 14:59 Read by eva
Chapter 17 15:34 Read by eva
Chapter 18 8:41 Read by WangHaojie
Chapter 19 11:39 Read by WangHaojie
Chapter 20 7:38 Read by HarryInk
Chapter 21 7:20 Read by HarryInk
Chapter 22 6:50 Read by HarryInk
Chapter 23 11:00 Read by HarryInk
Chapter 24 11:52 Read by Paul McCartan
Chapter 25 26:42 Read by Larissa Little
Chapter 26 18:21 Read by eva
Chapter 27 8:39 Read by fourteatoo
Chapter 28 6:26 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 29 21:29 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 30 3:55 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 31 11:46 Read by David Anton
Chapter 32 15:40 Read by David Anton
Chapter 33 14:48 Read by Philippa Brodie
Chapter 34 10:29 Read by Philippa Brodie

Reviews


(2.5 stars)

JohnWKEllis is a really bad narrator. Please vet these readers better, otherwise manageable.


(1 stars)

All other volunteer readers do a decent job, but this "WangHaojie" fellow sounds atrocious! He SHOUTS into the microphone, mispronounces, and he has not even bothered to edit his recording! Numerous phrases he has stumbled over repeatedly, the man doesn't have the decency to edit them out! Simply leaves all of them right there!! Intolerable! Please make sure that you reject all such sub-standard contributions! I strongly recommend leaving him out altogether. Please do not engage his services to narrate any more books. Thank you.

Good readers


(4 stars)

big thank you to all who took time to create this!! if I could offer a complaint that wanhoagie could do a bit of editing to his recordings.... there's a lot of stumbling and repeating of sentences. change that and add more expression and it would be a good recording.

Wang Haojie


(4 stars)

Utter classic... however, as many classics are, there is one reader who offers a very subpar experience for me. I mean, it's like Haojie is yelling at you from three feet away! Good God, man, please no!


(4.5 stars)

I don’t know why all the bad reviews, If it wasn’t for the Libravox volunteers I would never have the time to enjoy these classic books. Thank you to all the volunteers!!

poor reading


(2 stars)

Very poor reading by one of the readers especially chapter 18, 19.. I think his name was WangHaojie and quoted as Jef.


(1 stars)

Wang haji is just appalling. Does anyone vet these narrators? Best to skip his chapters as they are totally unintelligible.


(0.5 stars)

Wang haojii cannot read or speak English and some moron let him make two chapters unintelligible