Anna Karenina

  • by Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by Judy Franklin
  • 35 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Anna Karenina published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, It tells of the love affair between Anna and Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Russia, faith is challenged, bonds are broken, love dies and is reborn. Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy 1828 - 1910), was a Russian writer and is regarded as among the greatest of novelists.
Translated by Constance Garnett from the Russian in 1901.Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.


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Strange recording

I thought I was 'hearing voices' in my head until I read other reviewers' points about the recording. The reader seems to have recorded this at home with her telly on in the background and with the stammering over many of the lines and names I found it difficult to listen to her otherwise lovely voice.
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- Kim

Distracting Reader

The book itself has so far been lovely, but the audio copy is disappointing. While the reader has a pleasant voice, she stubbles over words and can be heard gulping water at the end of chapters. Half way through the first section there is occasional background noise, like a TV that has been left on. The audio should have had better editing.
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- Jennifer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-23-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB