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The Death of Ivan Ilyitch is the story of a socially ambitious middle-aged judge who contracts an unexplained and untreatable illness. As Ivan Ilyitch is forced to face the death he fears, he asks himself whether the life he thought was so correct was, in fact, a moral life after all. Written after Tolstoy's religious conversion, the novella is widely considered to be one of his masterpieces. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)

Death of Ivan Ilyitch, The by TOLSTOY, Leo LibriVox

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The Death of Ivan Ilyitch is the story of a socially ambitious middle-aged judge who contracts an unexplained and untreatable illness. As Ivan Ilyitch is forced to face the death he fears, he asks himself whether the life he thought was so correct was, in fact, a moral life after all. Written after Tolstoy's religious conversion, the novella is widely considered to be one of his masterpieces. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)

    Chapter 01

    Chapter 01

    • 22 min
    Chapter 02

    Chapter 02

    • 19 min
    Chapter 03

    Chapter 03

    • 18 min
    Chapter 04

    Chapter 04

    • 18 min
    Chapter 05

    Chapter 05

    • 11 min
    Chapter 06

    Chapter 06

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

hootie_paladin ,

Great Reading…

Great book and reader speaks clearly and at the right pace.

Rin029 ,

Ticks all the right boxes

I have never read Tolstoy's 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' before, and now that it's been committed to memory via an audio narration, I can imagine perusing it no other way. The story dishes up powerful and poignant emotions that will resonate with its audience as the unfortunate Ilyich comes to terms with his impending demise. Only a master novelist like Tolstoy could have dealt with such a subject in such a provocative but tender way.

Laurie Anne Walden's delivery is clear and excellent... her pacing, pitch and diction are measured and even. She conveys the emotions well, without being overly dramatic.

LibriVox has done a great service by presenting the story as a free podcast to be enjoyed by the public. Overall, the quality is top-notch, and even if this were to be charged as an audio book, it would still be value for money.

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