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Publisher's Summary

The collection includes the best works of famous Russian writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky: 

Notes from the Underground

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

The Beggar Boy at Christ's Christmas Tree

Leo Tolstoy:

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

A Letter to a Hindu

A Confession

God Sees the Truth, but Waits

A Russian Christmas Party

Anton Chekhov:

The Lady with the Dog

A Slander

The Horse-Stealers

The Petchenyeg

A Dead Body

A Happy Ending

The Looking-Glass

Old Age

Darkness

The Beggar

In Trouble

Frost

Minds in Ferment

Gone Astray

An Avenger

The Jeune Premier

A Defenceless Creature

An Enigmatic Nature

A Happy Man

A Troublesome Visitor

An Actor's End

A Story Without a Title

Vanka

Ivan Turgenev:

First Love

The District Doctor

Mumu

Nikolay Gogol:

The Mantle

Memoirs of a Madman

The Nose

A May Night

The Cloak

The Viy

Christmas Eve

Alexsandr Pushkin:

The Queen of Spades

Maxim Gorky:

One Autumn Night

Her Lover

Leonid Andreyev:

Lazarus

The Little Angel

Aleksandr Kuprin:

The Outrage

Mikhail Bulgakov

The Embroidered Towel

Ivan Bunin:

The Gentleman from San Francisco

Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin:

How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials

Narrators also include: J. Phoenix, R. Williams, J. Dettrey, British Voice, and A. Bottoms 

©2021 Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing (P)2021 Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

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Beware of Missing Story

I haven't listened to all the stories yet, but trying to compile a list so I can jump around I discovered that there are only 49 stories in this anthology (according to the story introductions) Chapters 194-196 and Chapters 200-203 are both The Viy, they are different versions and based on the outro for most stories this anthology is stitched together of other readers. Which is to say, The Viy appears twice but has different narrators. A Story Without a Title is missing from the collection but is listed on this page.

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Garbage narration, not worth it

I love these writers and stories, but the narration on this is amateurish, halting, and too distracting to even listen. I tried for 4-5 stories, but gave up. Many other wonderful narrations available on audible, but skip this one.

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  • W. Lensvelt
  • 07-12-22

Unsatisfactory narration

If you sit down to record a reading of Russian stories that will be listened to by thousands, why not acquaint yourself with how certain Russian words and names are pronounced?
Except for a few stories, most are so badly performed that I just had to skip to the next one.

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  • Michael beltrametti
  • 10-14-21

Bots

I never liked american accents on russian authors. But at least some know how to read properly. The country doctor was the worst. Omg please use constantin!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-21

some good, some not so good

The selection is not chosen very carefully and there are other more radical authors suggesting about our enslavement by spirit dwellers as a good thing all in the name of Krishna. And another author talking about rousing a spirit of revenge and suggesting that some evils are just in our nature. Too many ideas that I would rather protect my heart against.