War and Peace, Book 15: 1812-1813

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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 fifteen, which covers events in the year 1812-1813. The recording of book fourteen can be found here. (2 hr 30 min)


Chapter 01 8:54 Read by renee.houle
Chapter 02 5:08 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 03 6:21 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 04 6:59 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 05 8:44 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 06 7:10 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 07 5:34 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 08 8:23 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 09 5:38 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 10 15:42 Read by Ernst Pattynama
Chapter 11 3:41 Read by kgiesbrecht
Chapter 12 7:25 Read by vanrose
Chapter 13 11:26 Read by Jersey City Frankie
Chapter 14 5:19 Read by Cate Mackenzie
Chapter 15 6:49 Read by nathank
Chapter 16 5:53 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 17 11:25 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 18 11:52 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 19 4:23 Read by WestWestest
Chapter 20 3:36 Read by WestWestest


(4 stars)

Only the first chapter was badly narrated. Renee dehoule’s acoustics were really bad! Bird noises and all that in the ambience, but the signal-to-noise ratio was horribly low. She sounds too far away from the mic, and she shouts to compensate. End result: poor voice quality, levels too low. All the other chapters are fine. Thank you.

(5 stars)

Really top notch readers this time