The Steppe

Read by Expatriate

(4.7 stars; 25 reviews)

Little Yegorushka goes off to school for the first time, setting out on the journey in the company of his Uncle Ivan, the local priest Father Christopher, and the fun-loving servant Deniska. Along the way they meet an extraordinarily colorful array of characters, named and nameless: the innkeeper Moisey Moisevitch, the beautiful Countess Dranitsky, the mysterious Varlamov, Emelyan the voiceless singer, Tit the steppe waif, and many more. But the most colorful and extraordinary character of all is the Steppe itself in every mood and weather, painted stroke-by-masterly-stroke by Chekhov in all its wild, musical, redolent, flowering, chirruping, infuriating exuberance. (Expatriate) (3 hr 47 min)


Chapter 01 18:59 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 02 25:55 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 03 (1) 16:19 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 03 (2) 16:48 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 04 (1) 16:10 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 04 (2) 16:12 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 05 22:26 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 06 (1) 19:07 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 06 (2) 21:27 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 07 27:55 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 08 26:22 Read by Expatriate


Between Heaven and Earth

(5 stars)

I think only those raised surrounded by high plains or extensive grasslands see the beauty. Like in the story, there can be terror of being at once nothing and everything, especially in summer or on clear nights. Like us, it exists between heaven and earth, and this is one of the best descriptions of traversing it I've encountered. This saga is well read, thanks to all at Librivox.

(5 stars)

Loved it. This book by Chekhov introduced me to the Stepp’s and presented them and what life was like at that time and people’s values. Extremely well done.

(4 stars)

paints a great picture of Russian country life and the people

Everything Russian is raycyst

(4.5 stars)

Because of Donald Trump. Outlaw Russian lit in order to support diversity, equity, and invlusion