God Sees the Truth, But Waits

  • by Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by Deaver Brown
  • 0 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

God Sees the Truth, But Waits engages a subject that would have suited Dostoyevsky. But Dostoyevsky would have written it with a tone of fist-waving anger and frustration, while Tolstoy wrote this story with an accepting, non-violent attitude toward the grievances described. The protagonist has been wrongly accused of murder, separated from his family for 26 years, and by circumstance meets the real murderer in Siberia. Meanwhile, he has gained an important role in the Siberian community and is trusted by the warden and prisoners alike. He spies the murderer trying to escape and is threatened, but still does not speak out when asked to by the warden. This profoundly moves the murderer, who seeks forgiveness from the protagonist, who says, “Only God can give forgiveness.” The murderer confesses, the protagonist exonerated and is ordered released from prison, but is found dead when the release notice comes - a classic Russian ending.


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Good Story, Poor Narration

The story is good, but a bit simplistic and predicable and the narration drove me nuts. So far I have not liked anything by this narrator. The reading is halting and stumbling. For a buck and twenty minutes it was still worth it, but there are many better short stories.
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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."

Great Story but horrible narrator

Would you listen to God Sees the Truth, But Waits again? Why?


Who was your favorite character and why?

None particular

Any additional comments?

Deaver Brown is the worst narrator. I just cannot understand some of his words.

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- Sudhindra Upadhyaya

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2011
  • Publisher: Simply Media