Tolstoy is perhaps best recognized as the author of the classic novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina. While he was able to sustain complex and moving plots though large novels, his ability as a great writer also is demonstrated in his many short stories. Tolstoy brings to these brief tales the same psychological depth and spiritual insight found in his large novels. In fact, his short stories are an excellent place to begin reading this great author. You will find his challenging themes of morality, forgiveness, redemption, and more.
Here Hovel Audio has collected several of Tolstoy's most-loved short stories. Hovel has paid special attention, focusing on themes of spiritual significance. The stories in this collection include:
God Sees the Truth but Waits
A Prisoner in the Caucuses
Alyosha The Plot
What Men Live By
Where God Is Love Is
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is considered by many to be the greatest novelist in Western Literature. Several classic novels belong to his pen including War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In addition he wrote many short novels including The Death of Ivan Illyich and short stories including Father Sergius
- Not having read Tolstoy, I wasn't...
Not having read Tolstoy, I wasn't sure what to expect. But this audiobook was a pure delight to listen to. The stories are engrossing and thought-provoking, and Simon Vance brilliantly narrates with colour and sensitivity. I could listen to that guy for hours. Wait, I have.
- Good morning. Leo tolstoy is one...
Good morning. Leo tolstoy is one of the familiar writers of the world. His stories are message deliverable.
- Simon Vance is perfectly matched to...
Simon Vance is perfectly matched to this classic fiction by one of history's greatest writers. Vance's sensitive and lively performance preserves all of Tolstoy's wry humor and insight into human nature, as well as the breadth and sparkle of these spiritually uplifting, inspiring tales. Though these pieces are meant to instruct, they also maintain full color and presence, thanks to Vance's wise and restrained delivery. The timelessness of the stories is brought into stark relief as we are pulled deeply into each nuanced reading. The recording quality is clean, the narration transparent, so that Tolstoy speaks through the reader as if the author himself is present in the room. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine