War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men. As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds - peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers - as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving - and human - figures in world literature.
Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.
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The chapters of the book are not in order!
I could have loved it, but the chapters are not in the correct order and it is very difficult to follow the story. It was a struggle and a fairly bad experience! I have read this book in the past, so I have managed to figure the order out. It would be a waste of time for anyone who was not familiar with the book!
Please edit the recording and fix the order of the chapters!
- Ella Braverman
The chapters are not in order
I loved War and Peace when I read it last summer so I decided to listen to it in original Russian. This book recording is seriously messed up. Chapters and books are not in order and it is hard to follow. Or should I say it is impossible to follow unless you read the book and know the text pretty well.