War and Peace, Book 01: 1805

Leo TOLSTOY (1828 - 1910), translated by Aylmer MAUDE (1858 - 1938) and Louise MAUDE (1855 - 1939)

War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels.

War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, age and marriage. While today it is considered a novel, it broke so many novelistic conventions of its day that many critics of Tolstoy's time did not consider it as such. Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Note: The novel is split in 15 books. This is the recording of book one, which covers the events in the year 1805.

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Group: War and Peace

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01 Rainer
00:14:49
Play 02 Chapter 02 Stewart Wills
00:09:13
Play 03 Chapter 03 Nomenphile
00:09:49
Play 04 Chapter 04 Nomenphile
00:09:00
Play 05 Chapter 05 Nomenphile
00:13:00
Play 06 Chapter 06 Stewart Wills
00:09:25
Play 07 Chapter 07 Stewart Wills
00:07:21
Play 08 Chapter 08 David Barnes
00:08:17
Play 09 Chapter 09 Richard Grove
00:12:56
Play 10 Chapter 10 Patricia Oakley
00:11:41
Play 11 Chapter 11 Patricia Oakley
00:06:13
Play 12 Chapter 12 Chip
00:08:26
Play 13 Chapter 13 Chip
00:05:08
Play 14 Chapter 14 Chip
00:09:24
Play 15 Chapter 15 Kristin LeMoine
00:10:34
Play 16 Chapter 16 Kristin LeMoine
00:13:11
Play 17 Chapter 17 Kristin LeMoine
00:05:25
Play 18 Chapter 18 JemmaBlythe
00:15:17
Play 19 Chapter 19 Alex Foster
00:07:07
Play 20 Chapter 20 Alex Foster
00:12:19
Play 21 Chapter 21 miette
00:23:21
Play 22 Chapter 22 miette
00:15:20
Play 23 Chapter 23 Denny Sayers
00:15:12
Play 24 Chapter 24 Denny Sayers
00:15:21
Play 25 Chapter 25 Ezwa
00:24:42
Play 26 Chapter 26 Alex Foster
00:11:31
Play 27 Chapter 27 Kristen McQuillin
00:09:08
Play 28 Chapter 28 Kristen McQuillin
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