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The subtle and straigtforward writing of Checkov did much to influence American, English and Russian writers of the first half of the 20th century. His influence was in many ways comparable to that of Mark Twain and Turgenev in developing the then new realistic style. The style is simple. The subjects are plain, ordinary peasants. But somehow Chekov still manages to bring his characters to life and tell an interesting story. These 11 stories are excellent examples of his work. Good narration.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
This is a nice selection of stories my Chekhov. I got it mainly because it contains my favorite story of his - The Black Monk. Unfortunately the narration is not the best. The pacing is a bit jerky and his pronunciation of Russian words and propper names sometimes incorrect. It's not horrible, but it could have been done better and detracts from the overall value of the audio book...
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
The selection of stories was excellent - 10/10.
The narrator brings out the humour and pathos wonderfully - 9/10.
The sound quality was very good except in one story where there was
a tiny amount of background noise - 9/10.
Overall, a delightful listen. I would recommend it to anyone.
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