A Hero of Our Time


Read by Kevin W. Davidson

(4.7 stars; 26 reviews)

A Hero of Our Time is indeed a portrait, but not of one man. It is a portrait built up of all our generation's vices in full bloom. You will again tell me that a human being cannot be so wicked, and I will reply that if you can believe in the existence of all the villains of tragedy and romance, why wouldn't believe that there was a Pechorin? If you could admire far more terrifying and repulsive types, why aren't you more merciful to this character, even if it is fictitious? Isn't it because there's more truth in it than you might wish? (Summary by the author) (6 hr 27 min)

Chapters

01 Book 1 Bela Chapter 1 14:47 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
02 Book 1 Chapter 2 3:26 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
03 Book 1 Chapter 3 16:21 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
04 Book 1 Chapter 4 8:38 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
05 Book 1 Chapter 5 8:17 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
06 Book 1 Chapter 6 5:13 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
07 Book 1 Chapter 7 13:15 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
08 Book 1 Chapter 8 11:15 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
09 Book 1 Chapter 9 5:38 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
10 Book 1 Chapter 10 5:11 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
11 Book 1 Chapter 11 10:43 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
12 Book 2 Maksim Maksimych 24:40 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
13 Foreword to Books 3, 4 and 5 3:41 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
14 Book 3 The first extract from Pechorin's diary 31:13 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
15 Book 4 The second extract from Pechorin's diary 27:49 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
16 Book 5 The third extract from Pechorin's diary Chapter 1 21:37 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
17 Book 5 Chapter 2 16:06 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
18 Book 5 Chapter 3 24:23 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
19 Book 5 Chapter 4-5 11:22 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
20 Book 5 Chapter 6-7 10:58 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
21 Book 5 Chapter 8-9 17:48 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
22 Book 5 Chapter 10-11 10:54 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
23 Book 5 Chapter 12-15 20:39 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
24 Book 5 Chapter 16-18 21:12 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
25 Book 5 Chapter 19 12:45 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
26 Book 5 Chapter 20 9:14 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
27 Book 5 Chapter 21 12:29 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
28 Book 5 Chapter 22 7:37 Read by Kevin W. Davidson

Reviews

Pechorin is a Hero of Our Time, too.


(5 stars)

Mr. Davidson is one of the best librivox recorders I have heard so far. This work is a masterpiece, known in Russia as the first great Russian novel, but somehow not commonly read in the Anglophone world. The tale is exciting, expansive like the Caucasus in which the story unfolds, and profoundly human. 10/10 would recommend.


(5 stars)

ah, the good old days when the rich were heartless and the women were nervous. Well read.


(5 stars)

Excellent reading of a much overlooked novel.