The Death of Ivan Ilyich

  • by Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by Keith Higinbotham
  • 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

During an interval in the Melvinski trial in the large building of the Law Courts the members and public prosecutor met in Ivan Egorovich Shebek's private room, where the conversation turned on the celebrated Krasovski case. Fedor Vasilievich warmly maintained that it was not subject to their jurisdiction, Ivan Egorovich maintained the contrary, while Peter Ivanovich, not having entered into the discussion at the start, took no part in it but looked through the Gazette which had just been handed in.
"Gentlemen," he said, "Ivan Ilych has died!"
"You don't say so!"
"Here, read it yourself," replied Peter Ivanovich, handing Fedor Vasilievich the paper still damp from the press. Surrounded by a black border were the words: "Praskovya Fedorovna Golovina, with profound sorrow, informs relatives and friends of the demise of her beloved husband Ivan Ilych Golovin, Member of the Court of Justice, which occurred on February the 4 of this year 1882. The funeral will take place on Friday at one o'clock in the afternoon."

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A timeless classic with great narration

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The moral and intent of the story that gives powerful meaning to one's life.


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- Daman

One of Tolstoy's Masterpieces

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I have been reading Russian Literature for some years and Leo Tolstoy is definitely one of my favorite Russian authors, of course he is considered one of the greatest writers of all time! I recommend this audiobook, I’m sure you will enjoy Tolstoy’s unique writing style in the Death of Ivan Ilych, especially when Keith Higinbotham did such a superb job narrating this masterpiece.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2017
  • Publisher: Atlantic Audio