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God Sees the Truth, But Waits
God Sees the Truth, But Waits
God Sees the Truth, But Waits
Audiobook19 minutes

God Sees the Truth, But Waits

Written by Leo Tolstoy

Narrated by Deaver Brown

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

God Sees the Truth but Waits has the subject matter that Dostoyevsky could have used. The difference is Dostoyevsky would have written it with a fist waving of anger and frustration leaping from the page while Tolstoy writes it with an accepting non-violent attitude relating to those abused with grievances. The protagonist has wrongly been accused of murder, separated from his family for 26 years, and by circumstance meets the real murder in Siberia. The protagonist has come to have an important role in the Siberian community, trusted by Warden and prisoners alike. He spies the murder trying to escape, is threatened, but still does not speak out when asked by the Warden. This profoundly moves the murderer who seeks forgiveness from the protagonist, who says, “Only God can give forgiveness.” The protagonist becomes at peace with himself. The murderer confesses, the protagonist exonerated and ordered released from prison, but is dead when the notice comes. A classic Russian ending.

Release dateApr 28, 2011

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was one of the most influential writers in Russian history. Born a Russian aristocrat, Tolstoy had, by the age of twenty-six, become both a nobleman and a soldier. Disenchanted by both lives, he became a writer, producing two of Russian literature’s greatest works: War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Tolstoy was a giant of modern literature and made a profound impact on great twentieth-century figures such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    A sad little story of a man who spends a life in prison for a murder committed by another
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Nice story very linear though, cumulative, ended with the death of an innocent man, who's life was wasted
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Another short story winner from Tolstoy. Many think of Tolstoy as a master of the long novel, but I have really enjoyed his short stories and novelettes.

    1 person found this helpful

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    AMAZING STORY OF QUIET REDEMPTION IN A REAL WORLD CONTEXT. The redemption did not come in the form of freedom from imprisonment, but in the lightness of heart from forgiveness, and by forgiving the murderer, he entered into a new life with the Father in heaven, and he no doubt experienced the ultimate form of joy and enlightenment in the very presence of God. And his legacy was to bring conversion in the heart of the murderer who became contrite and changed his life.

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    I know it's Tolstoy, but my feeling toward this story was "blah."