Nicholas Boulton gives yet another splendid narration of a Russian classic in this production of Bulgakov's first major work. While Bulgakov is best known for THE MASTER AND MARGARITA, this novel depicts a Russian family, the Turbins, in Kiev during the winter of 1918-19. The Turbins must thread the needle as they deal with Bolshevik revolutionaries, counterrevolutionary Whites, Ukrainian nationalists, and occupying German troops. The novel has a number of semiautobiographical elements, and some scenes are quite vivid in portraying the horrors the Revolution and Civil War brought to the remains of the Russian Empire. Boulton ably affects different accents for various characters--soldiers, officers, peasants, and others. His pacing and enunciation are perfect for both narration and dialogue. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]
Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2022
DD ISBN 9781781984260 $31.00
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