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Publisher's Summary

Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.
©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
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"Tolstoy's imagined world is recreated on air brilliantly by the extraordinary cast." ( The Spectator)
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5 out of 5 stars
By linda on 09-22-17

Engrossing

I tried to read War and Peace a few times but never stayed with it until this performance. The description of war were amazing- you really felt that you were on the battlefield.
I highly recommend.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By bJmir on 01-30-18

Couldn't stop listening.

Only took two days to finish this book. Loved the story and performance. Wonderful version.

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5 out of 5 stars
By A D SHIMMIN on 08-11-17

Brilliant adaptation of very great novel

A superb adaptation, gripping and moving in equal measure. Fine performances from the whole cast, which includes some of the greatest actors around.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Highlight on 11-01-17

Par Excellent Production of War & Peace

This an very good production of War & Peace, it is ‘par excellaunce’ which we have listened to twice in three months. Quite true to the book as it can possibly get, this is beautifully acted by an all star cast who you can tell have enjoyed their parts in this play.
I warmed to almost each and every character, so well acted you can digest this production and dream away that it is real. Well done all.

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