In the Ravine, and other short stories (unabridged)
Here are twelve short stories by Anton Chekhov, one of the finest masters of what is acknowledged to be a difficult genre. There is the richly comic Oh! The Public, about a hassled ticket inspector, a wry look at morals and manners in The Chorus Girl, and the melancholic tale of a cab driver in Misery. Perhaps the finest of all is the novella In The Ravine, a minutely observed look at life in a village through the eyes of one family. All the characters come to life with their foibles, their strengths and their hopes. Kenneth Branagh uses his natural talent for characterisation to bring this village to life.
Audiobook Details:Author: Anton Chekhov
Read by: Kenneth Branagh
Audiobook Type: unabridged
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 3?h 36?m
Download size: 52 MB
About the Reader
Kenneth Branagh, a leading figure in film, TV and on stage, is equally at home with classic and contemporary subjects. However, as director and adaptor, he has made a particular contribution to Shakespearean performance with his films such as Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost. His productions of Shakespeare in the theatre have included: Henry V, Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost (RSC), Romeo and Juliet (Lyric), As You Like It, Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing (Renaissance), A Midsummer Night's Dream and King Lear (World Tour) which he also directed, Coriolanus (co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre). He has also played Iago in Oliver Parker's film Othello. Among his other films are: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Peter's Friends and Theory of Flight. He has won numerous awards for his work on stage, film and TV as actor and director. He has also recorded King Richard III and King Lear for Naxos AudioBooks.