War and Peace, Book 02: 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 up in 15 books. This is the recording of book two, which covers events in the year 1805. The recording of the next book can be found here. The recording of book one can be found here.

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Group: War and Peace (Maude Translation Books 1-17)

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01 Gesine
00:12:50
Play 02 Chapter 02 Jessica AC Snyder
00:19:28
Play 03 Chapter 03 Susan Denney
00:16:41
Play 04 Chapter 04 Anna Simon
00:17:05
Play 05 Chapter 05 Jessica AC Snyder
00:09:02
Play 06 Chapter 06 Kirsten Ferreri
00:05:31
Play 07 Chapter 07 eva
00:14:24
Play 08 Chapter 08 Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:25:59
Play 09 Chapter 09 Gesine
00:13:01
Play 10 Chapter 10 Cori Samuel
00:13:17
Play 11 Chapter 11 Cori Samuel
00:05:49
Play 12 Chapter 12 Cori Samuel
00:12:26
Play 13 Chapter 13 Anna Simon
00:12:53
Play 14 Chapter 14 Anna Simon
00:06:48
Play 15 Chapter 15 Anna Simon
00:11:48
Play 16 Chapter 16 QDreams
00:05:41
Play 17 Chapter 17 spiritualbeing
00:14:30
Play 18 Chapter 18 Joan Freeman
00:12:02
Play 19 Chapter 19 Roger Melin
00:07:06
Play 20 Chapter 20 Roger Melin
00:14:33
Play 21 Chapter 21 Roger Melin
00:20:33