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EVGENII ONEGIN

by | Read by Neville Jason

Classics • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1832

Because this is a novel in verse, its audio rendition requires especially focused listening. The text's impact comes as much from plot and character as from the all-important persona Pushkin creates to tell the tale. Neville Jason recounts the unfortunate Onegin's story in the voice of an overly tolerant uncle--often amused but sometimes saddened or surprised by the unpredictable behavior of a favorite nephew. In addition, this translation uses a fair amount of rhyme, which, coupled with Jason's avuncular persona, suggests a nineteenth-century Russian Dr. Seuss. However, given Pushkin's likely goal of mocking social mores of the time and exposing shallow behavior, that matter-of-fact avuncular voice sounds just right--self-possessed, didactic, and a little distant. L.X. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2013]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2012

CD ISBN 9781843795674 $28.98 • Four CDs

DD ISBN $19.00

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