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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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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-25-18

very enjoyable

Though War and Peace can be a daunting book, this BBC radio adaptation made it very enjoyable and the time (10 hours) passed quickly. I would definitely recommend it. Wonderful actors. Music and sound effects brought the story to life.

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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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4 out of 5 stars
By Onyieze on 07-03-18

Loved it!!!

The dramatization was brilliant!! I'm now going to take on the Herculean task of reading the book.

I am in awe of how Tolstoy expertly juggled the numerous characters against the backdrop of the French- Russian War.

Absolutely loved it, all 9+ hours of it!

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