First Love by Ivan Turgenev, Read by Edoardo Ballerini
A Wonderfully Expressive Reading of the Classic Novella
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Narrator Edoardo Ballerini gives the Garnett translation of Turgenev’s classic novella, First Love, a wonderfully expressive reading. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this work first published in 1860—an older man’s recollection of his adolescent crush on a neighboring princess. Thanks to Ballerini’s narration, the listener definitely feels the youthful infatuation, and the young man’s pain when his heart is broken. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website.
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