What Men Live By

  • by Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by Ted Kettler
  • 0 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A shoemaker named Simon, who had neither house nor land of his own, lived with his wife and children in a peasant's hut, and earned his living by his work. Work was cheap, but bread was dear, and what he earned he spent for food. The man and his wife had but one sheepskin coat between them for winter wear, and even that was torn to tatters, and this was the second year he had been wanting to buy sheepskins for a new coat. Before winter Simon saved up a little money: a three-rouble note lay hidden in his wife's box, and five roubles and 20 kopeks were owed him by customers in the village.

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Best Tolstoy Short Story

If you are a fan of War and Peace, or Anna Karenina then you will enjoy this short story. I recommend this story to every literary person I know, and this narrator has the perfect voice for this story.
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- William E. Hendry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2016
  • Publisher: CT Davis Audio