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The Master and Margarita [Russian Edition]

By: Mikhail Bulgakov
Narrated by: Vladimir Ivanovich Samoylov
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Publisher's Summary

Nothing in the whole of literature compares with The Master and Margarita. One spring afternoon, the Devil, trailing fire and chaos in his wake, weaves himself out of the shadows and into Moscow. Mikhail Bulgakov's fantastical, funny, and devastating satire of Soviet life combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem, each brimming with historical, imaginary, frightful, and wonderful characters. Written during the darkest days of Stalin's reign, and finally published in 1966 and 1967, The Master and Margarita became a literary phenomenon, signaling artistic and spiritual freedom for Russians everywhere.

Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

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Amazing!

What about Vladimir Ivanovich Samoylov’s performance did you like?

Samoylov did an outstanding job in portraying the characters! I haven't heard anything (anyone) better. it's like listening to a play on a radio!

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Growing up in USSR i couldn't escape reading this book when at school It was a part of compulsory reading that we HAD to do. I personally think it was great idea, but WAY to early to get to the point and main idea of the book.
Now, decades later i keep reading it all over and over again. It is by far one of my favorite books. Every time i find something new for myself!

Highly recommend this version to all native Russians and people who can comprehend Russian language (Speech).

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Greatest book ever written. The narrator is amazing. 5 stars on all accounts

This is one of the best books ever written. The narration is fantastic. Five stars on all accounts.

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Great narration!!

Loved this, great narrator with wonderful voices for all the characters. Would highly recommend to anyone, even if you've already read the book.

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Read and listen over and over

It's absolutely amazing masterpiece. The words and sentences are so delightfully juicy and ironic. Bulgakov plays with the language extremely tastefully and graceful. The magic of reality and a reality of magic intertwined and not giving us even a second of rest or boredom. I was reading it on my tipy toes

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Religion, politics, and witchcraft

This is a wonderful audioversion of a Russian beloved novel by a controversial writer. Bulgakov's writing style is literary, witty, and very engaging. The narration is very well done, extremely professional and easy to listen to if you speak Russian.

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Exceptional version

Amazing version of an amazing book. You owe it yourself to read/listen to this mind bending book

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Amazing!

В 10-й раз читаю/слушаю, и каждый раз что-то новое открываю, новый смысл, новую, прежде упущенную мысль. Прочитав роман первый раз в школе по литературе, и нынче за сорок, совершенно иное восприятие, но по прежнему любимый и великолепный роман.

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Superior Experience!

The best Russian audio book i have ever heard!
Самая хорошая интерпретация Этой великолепной книге!

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Сказка про белого бычка

Скучная книга. Детский сад. Автор с бредовой философией жизни и невежеством в истории. Короче с чего смеялся на то и нарвался. Не советую, пустая трата времени.

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A masterpiece

Which requires no review of a mere mortal or one that can do it justice.

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  • 03-25-22

Well read.

This classic of twentieth century Russian literature that defies genre is given an expressive and well paced reading by Samoylov.

For natives and learners alike, a humorous as well as literary treat.

I presume most people will know this but just for the record the Jerusalem passages are only very tangentially related to the actual New Testament account. They appear to owe more to Gnostic ideas but I don't really see any of the Gnostic "gospel" texts reflected directly either. I hope anyone who is in any kind of doubt about this will read the actual New Testament, as this re-engineering of it is rather misleading on many levels and is meant to serve the internal needs of this story.

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  • 06-08-22

Amazing recording

The reader of the book couldn't be better. It was truly a great, fulfilling experience!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-21

Interesting and enchanting

The book and it's subject are interesting, once started the voice of the narrator demands further attention, he reads with a voice so soft yet so full of intonation, expression and sternness.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-18-19

outstanding book! and what an excellent reader!!!

outstanding book! and what an excellent and a successful reader!!! loved it!!! second time in reading it.

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  • 01-08-18

Very confusing story. Hard to follow who is who

Very confusing story. Hard to follow who is who and what time events are happenning.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-21-16

Great book

Loved the book, interesting perspective of a live society, great author, good narration, I'm glad I've finally got to listen it as I wanted to read the book for a long time.

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  • Mr EP Prins
  • 04-29-16

Brilliant

The beautiful narration brought the whole story to life. Enjoyed it up to the very last second

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  • Red Tomato
  • 12-27-12

Brilliant

This is such an unusual book, one of a kind. Really enjoyed listening to it.