• Anna Karenina

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Judy Franklin
  • Length: 35 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-23-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: RNIB
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (200 ratings)

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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.
(P)2009 RNIB
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3 out of 5 stars
By Kim on 07-21-10

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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1 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer on 03-01-10

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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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 07-10-10


The novel and its pedigree stand for themselves, it is utterly fantastic.

The audio-book goes a long way to matching that. The fact that one narrator manages to bring to life such a wide range of characters, of all ages, sexes and classes, and makes them each individual and personal, is incredible. Most notably the expression she gives to Anna, her thoughts and her speech are to be commended.

A must-buy!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 02-20-18

Grand scale narration

Judy Franklin's narration is almost faultless - no mean feat with a book of nearly 1000 pages! On occasions it is somewhat dry, but does that show her fidelity to Tolstoy? Anna Karenina is indubitably a supreme work of literature.

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