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Anton Chekhov's Short Stories

Anton Chekhov's Short Stories

Written by Anton Chekhov

Narrated by Stephen Fry


Anton Chekhov's Short Stories

Written by Anton Chekhov

Narrated by Stephen Fry

ratings:
4.5/5 (138 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Dec 1, 2008
ISBN:
9780007312245
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Immerse yourself in a world where the wonderful Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable short stories of our time. Stephen's voice takes you into a different kind of listening experience, enabling you to imagine narrative, settings, places and people with vivid colour and meaning.

Enjoy the work of one of the most celebrated writers in world literature – Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekov. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these seven short stories available on digital download only. Includes 'An Avenger', 'A Blunder', 'Boys', 'The Huntsman', 'The Lady with the Dog', 'Misery', and 'Oysters'.

©2008 SamFry Limited (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

Released:
Dec 1, 2008
ISBN:
9780007312245
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904) was a Russian doctor, playwright, and author. His best known works include the plays The Seagull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1900), and The Cherry Orchard (1904), and the short stories “The Lady with the Dog,” “Peasants,” and “The Darling.” One of the most influential and widely anthologized writers in Russian history, Chekhov spent most of his career as a practicing physician and devoted much of his energy to treating the poor, free of charge. He died of tuberculosis in 1904.  



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  • (3/5)
    Boring at times, piquant at others.
  • (3/5)
    Fry is always a complete joy to have as a narrator, the stories are about life, some more interesting than others as you could expect from some short peaks into well... life. There is among them a story titled "Misery" about a carriage driver which in it's short delivery has one of the most realistic depictions of grief I have heard or seen.
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful stories read by the best reader. One remark: however edited this should leave more than 1/2 second between the stories. It really spoils the enjoyment.
  • (5/5)
    if every audio book was read by Stephen Fry I would be happy. He reads with just enough emphasis to bring the stories to life without overdoing it.
  • (5/5)
    As someone who has never read or listened to anything by Chekhov before, this was a wonderful introduction. Stephen Fry is a wonderful narrator, and the stories go between darkly funny and genuinely heartbreaking.
  • (5/5)
    Charming tales expertly read.
    Only a shame Scribd doesn’t allow for pauses between chapters