The Gulag Archipelago audiobook sometimes hard to process the heaviness of it all, but Solzhenitsyn is a brilliant and gifted author. The product is now shared non-profit on Free Audibooks Online, don’t miss it out today!
The Gulag Archipelago audiobook – An expecting tragic accounting
“Each of us is the center of the universe, and when they make a hiss noise at you, the universe is shaken.’You’re Under Arrest.'” Solzhenitsyn traveled to Gulag in 1945. This is a personal story of false arrests, long-term imprisonment, and survivors of brutal and inhumane treatment sending chills to the spine. Solzhenitsyn also shares many other experiences. All reports come from the bottom of my heart. Solzhenitsyn changed history by completely undermining the mythical image of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union as a Workers’ Party. He convincingly exposed the brutality and hypocrisy of Lenin, Stalin, and the subsequent Soviet regime.
What you will find in The Gulag Archipelago audiobook is that Solzhenitsyn systematically experiences the horror of the Soviet forced labor camp, one of the darkest chapters in world history.It was shocked that his parents portrayed the Soviet Union as something other than a monster. For some reason, the Left would not have properly acknowledged it for a long time. This is a great book, but like many Russian writers, Solzhenitsyn grows too long and all the extra wording takes away the fun and understanding of the book, rather than adding it to the book.
If you feel any sympathy for Soviet Russia, read Solzhenitsyn. Then you will be healed. One of the first myths Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn spread in The Gulag Archipelago audiobook was that Stalin was responsible for everything, and Lenin was basically a good person. Lenin happened to die early, so it wasn’t so obvious that he would be equally responsible. Solzhenitsyn talks about a relatively unimportant and unknown incident from the revolution that ordered the brutal executions of some railroad workers because Lenin did not fully cooperate with the Bolsheviks. As he commented: Lenin deserved to be completely shot for just that one episode. He was in charge of a bad thing.
Given its historical importance, The Gulag Archipelago audiobook is hoping to be a noble reading material. What I didn’t expect was that it worked very well as a story. Gulag is not a pure history book, it sits somewhere between journalism and history, and Solzhenitsyn’s narration is friendly and engaging. This book feels more like a conversation with a close friend who knows how to connect and tell interesting, important, painful, and unforgettable stories, not a history lesson. The story about Soviet prison camps seems unreadable, but Solzhenitsyn makes it surprisingly palatable. It’s very fresh when you read the classic for the first time and quickly understand where all the hype came from.
More audiobooks on Free Audiobooks Online for you: