• How Much Land Does a Man Need?

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-20-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (84 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

For anyone who's read the work of Leo Tolstoy, it's no wonder his influence is still felt so strongly today, even over 100 years past his death. For those who've abstained from the Russian master for fear of his lengthy novels, the story "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" provides listeners with a much easier, but just as poignant, entryway into his work. With an astute performance, veteran narrator, Walter Zimmerman gives the tragic story of the peasant Pakhom, who's desires outmatch his common sense, a new energy. How Much Land Does a Man Need? is another important listen from one of history's greatest novelists and moralists.
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Publisher's Summary

Tolstoy is primarily know for his impressively long novels, but he also wrote some wonderful short stories. This one, dealing with ambition and greed, has an unforgettable message.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Empowerment on 12-19-08

Thought provoking

This is a wonderful story. One of those that makes you stop and think about what is really important in life.

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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 11-27-08

Great story but...

Wonderful story...very profound and very well read. However I have to question the suggested age range. I would think this would be more a middle school to adult story. I just don't think really young kids would get it.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By John on 05-01-10

A Good Short Tale

This is a well-narrated short story about the perils of discontentment and greed. An ironic and thought-provoking tale with a tragic final twist.

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