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Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. In Book 7, Levin, in town for Kitty’s confinement, finds himself drawn to the corruptive influence of Moscow society. Stiva again presses Karenin to divorce Anna, while Anna, driven by jealousy, becomes increasingly irrational towards Vronsky. (Summary by Mary Anderson and MaryAnn)
 
Doze off to classic stories with Sleepy. Each week, baritone host Otis Gray reads old books in a low, rhythmic tone to lull you into a deep slumber so you can have a fresh start the next day. Sweet dreams. Zzzzzz
 
Leo Tolstoy’s psychological novel Anna Karenina follows the life of the enchanting and rebellious Anna who seeks to break free from the shackles of society. Set in late 19th century Russia, Anna is portrayed as an ideal, cultivated aristocratic wife, mother and model for women alike. Although at first glance she seems to have it all in life, Anna yearns for love and affection- something her cold diplomatic husband cannot provide. She grows discontent of their loveless relationship, and is ti ...
 
Join actor Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Anna Karenina) as he discusses his latest film, Side Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Side Effects is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (played by Law) has unexpected side effects.
 
The entire mix was recorded live from start to finish; through it, I strive to take you on a musical journey. The “gold in sand” idea came from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and reminds us of the value in appreciating the little moments in life, just as you would finding the gold among tiny grains of sand while wandering through the desert. With eyes closed & ears open, have a listen and let me know what you think! Follow me at: instagram.com/alexpezeshki
 
Join BAFTA-award winning director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias, Anna Karenina) as they discuss their latest film, Great Expectations.Based on the Charles Dickens’ classic, the young orphan Pip (Irvine) is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella (Grainger); a spoilt heiress he’ ...
 
Cue the English major who hasn't read enough classics and the ex-English major who's tired of Freud. We are two college students who challenge ourselves to the Internet-deemed must-reads in life. Adri and Irene summarize and discuss age-old classics, rate the books, and offer sacrilegious commentary along with random pop culture references. If you enjoy what you hear, also check out our Instagram at @actuallyreadthat_pod for updates and book aesthetics!
 
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Zzz. . . Drift gently away to this extra long reading of Agatha Christie stories, including "The Secret Adversary," "The Mysterious Affair at Styles," and "The Secret of Chimneys" zzz Happy 200th episode Sleepyheads! Y'all are the best. Sleepy is proudly sponsored by Purple. Get 10% off any order of $200 or more at www.purple.com/sleepy10 and use p…
 
Zzz. . . Drift off to this snoozy holiday reading of "A Christmas Mystery" by William J. Locke zzz This episode is sponsored by Territory Foods! To save $75 across your first three orders, plus free shipping, go to territoryfoods.com and use the promo code SLEEPY. This episode is also sponsored by BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month by visiti…
 
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