This classic English novel is beautifully edited, translated and read with great sensitivity by Kristina. The Russian we hear at both slow and normal speeds is very accessible and user-friendly. The text is very clearly displayed and the small sections with dedicated vocabulary printed below are perfect for vocabulary acquisition and consolidation. The story itself is naturally engaging and the process of listening in Russian is both very enjoyable and very stimulating at the same time. Attuning one’s ear to the Russian language I find one of the hardest of the language acquisition tasks and this method of presenting it is at once both interesting and highly effective.