I chose this reader because Anna Karenina is my favorite book, which I have read twice in my own language. I hope to one day be able to read it in Russian, and this reader was definitely an important step towards that goal. It was such an interesting way to learn new vocabulary and sentence structures. I learned a lot in an effortless way, and the story is so captivating I just loved everything about it! I can’t imagine it should be easy to put over 700 pages into a condensed version like this reader, but Kristina did a wonderful job (as usual) and I highly recommend giving it a try. It was also perfectly suited for my level, what can I say, the whole reading was just a treat!