Irine, mladshej iz trjoh sestjor Prozorovyh, ispolnjaetsja dvadcat´ let. «Na dvore solnechno, veselo», a v zale nakryvaetsja stol, zhdut gostej - oficerov raskvartirovannoj v gorode artillerijskoj batarei i novogo ejo komandira podpolkovnika Vershinina. Vse polny radostnyh ozhidanij i nadezhd. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Victor Stanitsyn, Anastasiya Georgiyevskaya, Klavdiya Elanskaya, Alla Tarasova, Vasily Orlov, Mikhail Bolduman. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000350/bk_agen_000350_sample.mp3.
Fjodor Fjodorovich Knorre (1903 - 1987) - sovetskij prozaik, dramaturg, scenarist, rezhissjor i aktjor. Geroinja rasskaza - prostaja nemeckaja zhenshhina Ljeni. Vsja ee zhizn´ rastoptana vtoroj mirovoj vojnoj: zhenih-antifashist kaznen, rodnaja sestra pogibla, i Ljeni odna vospityvaet ee troih detej. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Vladimir Vsevolodov, Alexander Shatov, Oleg Frelikh, Sofia Giatsintova, Elena Fadeeva, Sergey Yakovlev, Yury Stromov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000461/bk_agen_000461_sample.mp3.
This anthology illustrates the evolution of Russian women´s writing over the 20th century. It wasn´t until the 1900s that women authors finally made a notable breakthrough on the Russian literary scene. Despite a brilliant start further development of women´s writing in Russia was crudely interrupted by Soviet censorship and only resumed after the downfall of the USSR. Whereas critics unanimously recognise the greatness of such literary stars as Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetayeva, opinions differ about other writers such as Nadezhda Teffi and Lydia Ginzburg who reached wide readerships only in the 1990s, when most of the formerly banned books were published.Mid-century, women were almost invisible in Russian literature, but world-famous authors like Ludmila Ulitskaya, Galina Scherbakova, and Svetlana Alexiyevich were still writing. Latterly women writers such as Olga Slavnikova, Irina Muravyova, and Margarita Khemlin increasingly dominated publishing programmes.ContentsIntroduction by Natasha Perova1. Solovki and Kishmish by Nadezhda Teffi, translated by Robert & Elizabeth Chandler.2. My Jobs by Marina Tsvetaeva, translated by Jamey Gambrell.3. Autobiographical Sketches by Anna Akhmatova,translated by Andrew Bromfield.4. Conscience Deluded by Lydia Ginzburg, translated by Boris Dralyuk.5. Lady with the Dog by Galina Scherbakova, translated by Ilona Chavasse.6. The Gift Not Made by Human Hand by Ludmila Ulitskaya, translated by Arch Tait.7. Landscape of Loneliness : Three Voices by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by, Joanne Turnbull.8. The Stone Guest by Olga Slavnikova, translated by Marian Schwartz.9. Philemon and Baucis by Irina Muravyova, tanslated by John Dewey.10. Such a Girl by Ludmila Petrushevskaya, translated by Joanne Turnbull.11. Jewish Woman Farewell by Margarita Khemlin, translated by Arch Tait.
Scenes of Russian Court Life:Being the Correspondence of Alexander I. With His Sister Catherine (Classic Reprint) Henry Havelock
The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, translated by Julius West, presented by The Online Stage. The Three Sisters is Anton Chekhov´s 1901 play about the Prosorov family, who are stuck in a provincial Russian town. The sisters - Olga, Masha, and Irina - fantasize about one day returning to Moscow. Meanwhile, their brother Andrey courts village girl Natasha, and the family socializes with the soldiers stationed nearby. Dreams, longing, and illicit love drive the action of Chekhov´s comic drama. Cast: Andrei Sergeyevitch Prosorov: Andy Harrington Natalia Ivanovna (Natasha), his fiancée, later his wife: Leanne Yau Olga: Elizabeth Chambers Masha: Elizabeth Klett Irina: Amanda Friday Feodor Ilitch Kuligin, high school teacher, married to Masha: Jeff Moon Alexander Ignateyevitch Vershinin, lieutenant-colonel: David Prickett Nicolai Lvovitch Tuzenbach, baron, lieutenant in the army and Tovarisch Vasssili Vassilevitch Soleni, captain: Ron Altman Ivan Romanovitch Chebutikin, army doctor: Noel Badrian Alexey Petrovitch Fedotik, sub-lieutenant: Ben Stevens Vladimir Carlovitch Rode, sub-lieutenant: Ted Wenskus Ferapont, door-keeper at local council offices: Denis Daly Anfisa, nurse: Maureen Boutilier Narrator: Linda Barrans Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Harrington, Leanne Yau, Elizabeth Chambers, Elizabeth Klett, Amanda Friday, Jeff Moon, Noel Badrian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001747/bk_mike_001747_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shae-Lynn Penrose drives a cab in a town where no one needs a cab, but plenty of people need rides. A former police officer with a closet full of miniskirts, a recklessly sharp tongue, and a tendency to deal with men by either beating them up or taking them to bed, she has spent years carving out a life for herself and her son in Jolly Mount, Pennslyvania, the tiny coal-mining town where she grew up. Two years ago, five of Shae-Lynn´s miner friends were catapulted to media stardom when they were rescued after surviving four days trapped in a mine. As the men struggle to come to terms with the nightmarish memories of their ordeal, along with the fallout of their short-lived celebrity, Shae-Lynn finds herself facing harsh realities and reliving bad dreams of her own, including her relationship with her brutal father, her conflicted passion for one of the miners, and the hidden identity of the man who fathered her son. When the younger sister she thought was dead arrives on her doorstep, followed closely by a gun-wielding Russian gangster, a shady New York lawyer, and a desperate Connecticut housewife, Shae-Lynn is forced to grapple with the horrible truth she discovers about her sister´s life, and with an ominous question: Will her return result in a monstrous act of greed, or one of sacrifice? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renee Raudman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000852/bk_bkot_000852_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Michelle D´Orage agreed to be Count Alexei Vatutin´s translator at the Congress of Vienna, she was excited to spend a few weeks away from the sheltered Swiss school where she had been raised. But then she learned the handsome Russian´s true reason for hiring her. Claiming to have known Michelle by the ring she wore - her late mother´s gold wedding band, etched with a thunderbolt - he insisted that Michelle was in terrible danger. Shaken and confused, she had little choice but to trust this mysterious stranger who held the key to the secrets of her past...and her dreams for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte North. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022778/bk_adbl_022778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Karen Harris is in serious trouble. With her mind, virtually destroyed by drugs, forced down her when captured in the past by traffickers, besides her inability to rely on others for help; Karen is about to go up against one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal cartels in the world, on a covert mission to find her sister, Sophie. However, to find Sophie, Karen will need to live as a working girl, hiding among them, in order to seek out informers, who often will demand more than money for their information. If that wasn’t enough, she risks abuse, even beatings. Then, with one tiny slip on her part, it’s over, the cartel will take her. This operation for Karen, with all her experience, will be terrifying, push her to the limit and worst of all, she will be alone. Russian Connection is the sequel to Nigerian Connection. While the audiobook can be listened to and enjoyed as a stand-alone story, you should first listen to Nigerian Connection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anisha Dadia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027307/bk_acx0_027307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, a former student, lives in a tiny garret on the top floor of a run-down apartment building in St. Petersburg. He is sickly, dressed in rags, short on money, and talks to himself, but he is also handsome, proud, and intelligent. He is contemplating committing an awful crime, but the nature of the crime is not yet clear. He goes to the apartment of an old pawnbroker, Alyona Ivanovna, to get money for a watch and to plan the crime. Afterward, he stops for a drink at a tavern, where he meets a man named Marmeladov, who, in a fit of drunkenness, has abandoned his job and proceeded on a five-day drinking binge, afraid to return home to his family. Marmeladov tells Raskolnikov about his sickly wife, Katerina Ivanovna, and his daughter, Sonya, who has been forced into prostitution to support the family. Raskolnikov walks with Marmeladov to Marmeladov´s apartment, where he meets Katerina and sees firsthand the squalid conditions in which they live. The next day, Raskolnikov receives a letter from his mother informing him that his sister, Dunya, is engaged to a government official named Luzhin and that they are all moving to St. Petersburg. He goes to another tavern, where he overhears a student talking about how society would be better off if the old pawnbroker Alyona Ivanovna were dead. Later, in the streets, Raskolnikov hears that the pawnbroker will be alone in her apartment the next evening. He sleeps fitfully and wakes up the next day, finds an ax, and fashions a fake item to pawn to distract the pawnbroker. That night, he goes to her apartment and kills her. While he is rummaging through her bedroom, looking for money, her sister walks in, and Raskolnikov kills her as well. He barely escapes from the apartment without being seen, then returns to his apartment and collapses on the sofa. Thus begins Crime and Punishment with all the twists and turns and philosophical questions that permeate Dostoyevsky´s writing. A world classi... 1. Russian. Vyacheslav Gerasimov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000033/bk_zaot_000033_sample.mp3.