A Work of Art

  • by Anton Chekhov
  • Narrated by Walter Zimmerman
  • 0 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A young man gives a present of "a work of art", or so he thinks, with very interesting consequences. This is one of Chekov's most humorous stories.

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Audible Editor Reviews

From Man Ray to Mapplethorpe, Lady Chatterley to Lady Gaga, a key hallmark of art has always been its propensity for shock value - its seemingly timeless tendency to incense and outrage audiences’ sensibilities. Russian short story master Anton Chekov takes on art’s controversial character in this farcical tale of a small candelabra that no one seems to want. In a scant 10 minutes, sprightly performer Walter Zimmerman single-handedly brings to life a small town’s worth of unique characters, with their affected foibles and self-satisfying morals. Zimmerman’s knack for voice acting plays perfectly with this dialogue-driven satire.

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A Nice Little Funny Story

This is far from a great Chekov story, but it is funny (even though you see it coming) and the narration is solid if not great. Definitely not worth a full credit, but for the one buck cash price, I enjoyed it.
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- Michael "I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-16-2007
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings