Sholem Aleichem: Tevye the Milkman (unabridged)

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Sholem Aleichem: Tevye the Milkman (unabridged)

Catalogue No:

NA593412

Discs:

5

Release date:

5th Jan 2009

Barcode:

9789626349342

Length:

5 hours 55 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Sholem Aleichem: Tevye the Milkman (unabridged)


Read by Neville Jason

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Tevye the Milkman, a uniquely charming Jewish novel from Tsarist rural Russia, provided the principal character for Fiddler on the Roof. Here we have the full story, with all its Jewish humour, wisdom and despair. The central character, Tevye the Milkman, goes around the community in the Russian countryside delivering milk and cheese, but also dispensing wisdom from the Talmud laced with his commonsense view of life. Funny, enriching but also moving, this remarkable little Jewish classic will charm all who hear it, especially in the reading by veteran audiobook performer Neville Jason.

Tevye Wins a Fortune

Tevye Wins a Fortune

Anyway, this is how it happened…

Suddenly, the horse stopped…

The women didn't wait to be asked again.

And I drive in smartly, right up to the porch…

Nu, what are you standing there for?

So I told her everything from A to Z…

The Bubble Bursts

The Bubble Bursts

'Sholem Aleichem,' Reb Tevye

After we'd eaten and said our benedictions…

Well, why should I drag out the story?

Well, a week goes by, and two, and three…

I arrive in Yehupetz

I look at him standing there…

Modern Children

Modern Children

Now that we're alone, he says to me…

Well, we took a drop or two…

So, I got through my work as fast as I could…

Well, we came home at last…

If someone had stuck a knife in my heart…

In the beginning, I dreamt that we were having a celebration…

Hodel

Hodel

I lift up my eyes, and there on the road ahead of me…

There was only one thing I didn't like about him…

Suddenly, I see two people…

Well, to make a long story short…

Well, a week passed, then two weeks…

So I tell her a story…

Chava

Chava

Well, to return to my story…

Now, as they say in books…

I arrived at home, what a scene greeted me.

In such talk the whole night passed.

And the holy books say, a force you must live…

So I think to myself, you want to take me by force…

Schprintze

Schprintze

Well, I began coming to the widow from Ekaterineslav…

Well, Shavous arrived, and how beautiful Shavous in the country can be.

After I'd eaten I thought to myself…

Thinking thus, I walked back to the house…

I looked over at Schprintze, she didn't say a word…

I came home and found my family sitting around the supper table.

Tevye goes to Palestine

Tevye goes to Palestine

Well, I hired the kadish for her, for my wife…

Hmm. Padhatzur? It sounds familiar…

As I rode along my imagination carried me away…

Now let us forsake the hero

Now let us forsake the hero

But forgive me Mr. Sholem Aleichem, for straying away…

And I addressed myself to him thus…

I'll tell you the honest truth…

Well, after having supped well on the grief of my youngest child…

Get Thee Out!

Get Thee Out!

For when troubles descend on Tevye, they never come singly.

I arrived home from Boiberik one evening…

And while I'm sitting there deep in such thoughts…

And so I persuaded her that we had to go…

Do you think that Tevye's daughter didn't find an answer to this too?

Audiophile Audition

“Once the American listener gets used to a shtetl dweller with an English accent, Neville Jason makes a fairly decent Tevye...While one could wish that Jason had a wider resource of expression and a better appreciation of Aleichem’s excruciating irony, he does very well with the charm, humor, and, especially, the heartbreak of the character he portrays.”

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