Chekhov, noted author, playwright and physician, is one of the most accessible and enjoyable of the Russian writers. He writes about life’s routines in a way that encompasses the heights and depths of human emotion all in the span of a day, or even a meal. This recording includes four of his most acclaimed short stories, including: "The Black Monk", "The House with the Mezzanine", "The Peasants", and "Gooseberries".
Chekhov’s short story The Black Monk is one of my favorite stories and Chekhov is my favorite author of short stories and I love short stories in general. This reading of The Black Monk was excellent and the narration is good throughout, but the other stories were not among my favorites. Each was nice, and The Peasants was good, but none were close to The Black Monk. It was only worth a whole credit because I like The Black Monk so much and will listen to it in the future.
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