War and Peace

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Leo Tolstoy

Narrated By: Neville Jason

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: March 1995

Duration: 5 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869. Translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude.

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  • Claire Hart

    Of the Russian classics I've read, War and Peace is the least compelling. It's "epic" but that also makes it impersonal. I personally found it difficult to follow each character because none were gripping or had an edge to them. I was hoping the book would have some grand commentary on the human condition or power or something, but no.