Title: Anna Karenina
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Finished: May 27, 2010
Pages: 935
Published: 1875
Format: audiobook, hardback, e-book

Wow! Two Tolstoy classics down – the biggest and best.

I heard that Anna Karenina was a better story to follow and more intriguing than other Tolstoy works, much like War and Peace was a great classic everyone should read. It took me awhile to get into reading the book, to get the flow, and finally picked up the audiobook, I began to really enjoy it.

I wasn’t sure where the book was going in the beginning and how the title would fit it with everything else, but it didn’t take long to realize where the focus was, the love stories and triangles, the heartache, break and trials of the lives of the characters.

It was another epic tale of the lives of rich, famous, and war wounded. The character development and interpersonal relationships of the characters in this book were so different than in the previous book. I hate to compare, but with their sizes and the same author, you are bound to find similarities. It’s hard to sum up everything about this book – but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story much more than actually reading the portions I did.

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