King Kojata is a Slavonic fairy tale. A king and a queen had no children. One day, the king was travelling and grew thirsty. He found a spring with a cup floating in it. He did not succeed at trying to grab the cup: it always evaded his hands. When he dropped to drink directly, a creature in the well grabbed his beard and would not free him until he promised to give it something he knew nothing about, and which he would find on his return home. As for the story of ´´King Frost´´: a daughter-in-law is left to die by her father, because of the wickedness of his new wife. She meets the King of Frost, who makes her colder, and colder, to see whether she can sustain it... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/001600/bk_cids_001600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Orson Welles, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Michael Redgrave present a collection of classic Russian fiction including ´´The Overcoat´´, ´´The Queen of Spades´´, and ´´A Day in the Country.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000246/bk_slnd_000246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A brilliant collection of short stories by some of Russia´s best writers: 1. ´´Twenty-Six Men and a Girl´´ by Maxim Gorky 2. ´´The Queen of Spades´´ by Alexander Pushkin 3. ´´The Honest Thief´´ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 4. ´´The Long Exile´´ by Count Leo Tolstoy 5. ´´The Self-Sacrificing Rabbit´´ by Nicolai Schedrin 6. ´´Comrades´´ by Maxim Gorky 7. ´´A Candle´´ by Count Leo Tolstoy 8. ´´The Nose´´ by Nikolai Gogo 9. ´´The Encased Man´´ by Anton Chekhov 10. ´´The Pistol Shot´´ by Alexander Pushkin 11. ´´The Chorus Girl´´ by Anton Chekhov 12. ´´The Old Verger´´ by Vladimir Korolenko 13. ´´The Three Hermits´´ by Count Leo Tolstoy 14. ´´The Ghost of the Engineers’ Castle´´ by Nikolai Leskov 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000372/bk_redd_000372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Russian Émigré Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky:
Learn Russian - Parallel Text - Easy Stories (English - Russian): Polyglot Planet Publishing
This book contains stories by the great Russian writer Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826 - 1889). These satirical tales present a phantasmagoric image of Russian society of the 19th century. 1. Russian. Dmitry Savin. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000089/bk_agen_000089_sample.mp3.
Five Russian Dog Stories: Anton Chekhov, Mikhail Saltykov, Ivan Turgenev
Best Russian Short Stories: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, Leonid Andreyev, Thomas Seltzer
This auiobook contains short stories by the outstanding Austrian writer Stefan Zweig (1881-1942). Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Arina Lanskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000122/bk_agen_000122_sample.mp3.