War and Peace

  • by Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 61 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual's place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as The Iliad.
 War and Peace was translated by Constance Garnett.


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Great for what it is. Not very climatic.

Great work and excellent writing, but very hard to follow because of the difference between today's language and the way it is written.
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- Joel

Profound insight into human existence

An epic in its scale of historical events, the unfolding of its characters' and the philosophical terrain they navigate. without doubt the most enlightening combination of fiction, history and philosophy I have encountered! Outstanding performance from its reader.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-01-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.