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The Duel Audiobook

The Duel

Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Amir Mohammadi Release Date: June 2020

The Duel is a novella by Anton Chekhov and was published in 1891. It tells the story of the debates between a scientist, a government worker, his mistress, a deacon, and a physician about wits and ethics. This verbal battle leads to a violent contest: the duel. The story begins with Ivan Andreitch Laevsky – a government worker - who has run off with a married woman, Nadyezyhda Fyodorovna to a small town in the Caucasus. While there, he forms several acquaintanceships with a colorful array of characters. Among them, he has friends and enemies. But there’s one person in particular who has it in for him – the zoologist Von Koren. Von Koren is broad-shouldered, swarthy, vigorous and hardheaded realist young man. This version of the book is translated by Matin Karimi to Persian (Farsi) and narrated by Amir Mohammadi. The Persian version of Duel’s audiobook is published by Maktub worldwide.

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Cherry Orchard, The - Anton Chekhov Audiobook

Cherry Orchard, The - Anton Chekhov

Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Multiple Narrators Release Date: May 2020

The Cherry Orchard  is the last play by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Written in 1903, it was first published by Znaniye (Book Two, 1904), and came out as a separate edition later that year in Saint Petersburg, via A.F. Marks Publishers. It opened at the Moscow Art Theatre on 17 January 1904 in a production directed by Konstantin Stanislavski. Chekhov described the play as a comedy, with some elements of farce, though Stanislavski treated it as a tragedy. Since its first production, directors have contended with its dual nature. It is often identified as one of the three or four outstanding plays by Chekhov, along with The Seagull, Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya. The play revolves around an aristocratic Russian landowner who returns to her family estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage. Unresponsive to offers to save the estate, she allows its sale to the son of a former serf; the family leaves to the sound of the cherry orchard being cut down. The story presents themes of cultural futility – both the futile attempts of the aristocracy to maintain its status and of the bourgeoisie to find meaning in its newfound materialism.[citation needed] It dramatizes the socio-economic forces in Russia at the turn of the 20th century, including the rise of the middle class after the abolition of serfdom in the mid-19th century and the decline of the power of the aristocracy. 

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The Sinner from Toledo (Moonlit Tales of the Macabre - Small Bites Book 6) Audiobook

The Sinner from Toledo (Moonlit Tales of the Macabre - Small Bites Book 6)

Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Fred Wolinsky Release Date: February 2020

In the time of paranoia and religious fanaticism, one young woman's life falls into the hands of two very misguided men.

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The Diary of a Madman, and Other Russian Sketches Audiobook

The Diary of a Madman, and Other Russian Sketches

Author: Anton Chekhov, Leonid Andreyev, Nikolai Gogol Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: December 2019

Centering on the picaresque realism of Nikolai Gogol's (1809-1852) mid-nineteenth-century visions of the extraordinary in everyday life, this collection mines the ambiance and mind of pre-Revolutionary Russia. These seven stories take us from the Miracle Mile of St. Petersburg's Nevsky Prospekt, and a summer night in a Ukrainian village, to the fantastical psychological geographies of fathers, sons, and madmen. Augmenting Gogol's visions are two disturbing tales by the foremost storyteller of Russia's "Silver Age" Leonid Andreyev (1871-1919), and a coda from one of Anton Chekhov's (1860-1904) stable of memorable characters. Contents include: Nevsky Prospekt - Nikolai GogolThe Diary of a Madman - Nikolai Gogol Silence - Leonid AndreyevMay Night or The Drowned Girl - Nikolai Gogol Laughter - Leonid AndreyevThe Portrait - Nikolai Gogol On the Harmfulness of Smoking Tobacco - Anton Chekhov

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The Fish (Chekhov Stories) Audiobook

The Fish (Chekhov Stories)

Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Max Bollinger Release Date: November 2018

On a hot summer day two carpenters, Gerasim and Lyubim, sit in a pond, floundering about in the water under a willow tree, beside the unfinished bathing shed they were supposed to be working on. Blue from cold and wrangling, they struggle to drag a large eelpout by the gills, from under the root. Read in English, unabridged.

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The Fish (Chekhov Stories) [Russian Edition] Audiobook

The Fish (Chekhov Stories) [Russian Edition]

Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Alexander Kovalev Release Date: October 2018

On a hot summer day two carpenters, Gerasim and Lyubim, sit in a pond, floundering about in the water under a willow tree, beside the unfinished bathing shed they were supposed to be working on. Blue from cold and wrangling, they struggle to drag a large eelpout by the gills, from under the root. Read in Russian, unabridged.

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The Huntsman (Chekhov Stories) Audiobook

The Huntsman (Chekhov Stories)

Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Max Bollinger Release Date: October 2018

Yegor the huntsman, walking down a country road accidentally meets his estranged wife Pelageya whom he's been married for twelve years but visited just several times, and even then, drunk and violent. She weeps and, fawning before him, implores him to visit her more often. He tries to explain why he, the best sportsman around, 'a pampered man', enjoying good tea and 'refined conversation', could not bear to live in a village.

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The Huntsman (Chekhov Stories) [Russian Edition] Audiobook

The Huntsman (Chekhov Stories) [Russian Edition]

Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Alexander Kovalev Release Date: October 2018

Yegor the huntsman, walking down a country road accidentally meets his estranged wife Pelageya whom he's been married for twelve years but visited just several times, and even then, drunk and violent. She weeps and, fawning before him, implores him to visit her more often. He tries to explain why he, the best sportsman around, 'a pampered man', enjoying good tea and 'refined conversation', could not bear to live in a village.

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A Malefactor (Chekhov Stories) Audiobook

A Malefactor (Chekhov Stories)

Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Max Bollinger Release Date: October 2018

A local investigating magistrate unsuccessfully tries to explain that it is wrong to take nuts off the railroad track to a peasant, Grigoryev, who simply cannot see why he's to be deprived of his right to use an iron nut as a weight for his fishing line.

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A Malefactor (Chekhov Stories) [Russian Edition] Audiobook

A Malefactor (Chekhov Stories) [Russian Edition]

Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Alexander Kovalev Release Date: October 2018

A local investigating magistrate unsuccessfully tries to explain that it is wrong to take nuts off the railroad track to a peasant, Grigoryev, who simply cannot see why he's to be deprived of his right to use an iron nut as a weight for his fishing line.

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The Cherry Orchard Audiobook

The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard is Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's last play. It premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre 17 January 1904 in a production directed by Constantin Stanislavski. Chekhov intended this play as a comedy and it does contain some elements of farce; however, Stanislavski insisted on directing the play as a tragedy. Since this initial production, directors have had to contend with the dual nature of this play. The play concerns an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family's estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage. The story presents themes of cultural futility — both the futility of the aristocracy to maintain its status and the futility of the bourgeoisie to find meaning in its new-found materialism. In reflecting the socio-economic forces at work in Russia at the turn of the 20th century, including the rise of the middle class after the abolition of serfdom in the mid-19th century and the sinking of the aristocracy, the play reflects forces at work around the globe in that period.

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The Bet (Chekhov Stories) Audiobook

The Bet (Chekhov Stories)

Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Max Bollinger Release Date: April 2018

Would you go into voluntary solitary confinement for 15 years in order to get rich? And more importantly what would happen to you in the end? Our protagonist, the banker agrees to pay millions to a young lawyer who believes he can stay locked for 15 years in exchange for multimillion reward. The bet does go ahead, but what it leads to both surprises and frightens the banker. Read in English, unabridged.

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