Realism novels recommendations

I need a good book. I prefer listening to audiobooks so if you can name a specific narrator along with your recommendation that would be much appreciated. I source my literature from the fine folks at audiobookbay.

I'm looking to be immersed in a world populated by characters who feel like real people facing real dilemmas.

But not fantasy though. Fantasy is easy.

I'm a huge fan of Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. Except the political babblings which should have been edited out by the author. I was immersed in that world a few months ago and I really enjoyed the company of those characters.

Also like Dostoevsky, enjoyed the Brothers karamazov a lot.

Please don't recommend Dickens I cannot stand his stupidly named characters.

Just a big fat tome, something that's realistic and and set in a world devoid of modern technology. Thanks!

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hello? Am I shadowbanned?
    Cast unto the shadow world?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Middlemarch

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >woman writer
      >Issues include the status of women
      Pass. Men are just better writersand they write women much better than women do.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        your loss

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Also I tried Silas Marnsr and she took way too long to establish the premise even. Very boring writer. Not my loss at all. I gave her a shot and she failed to interest me.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i read silas marner after middlemarch and agree it was very boring. middlemarch was enjoyable though, almost like an inferior version of AK but still worth it

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Proust or Joyce but thats some big boy stuff.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Proust was gay? Other than being a sexist I'm a homophobe too. Please suggest hetero men writers who were autistic about fleshing out their characters

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thomas Hardy (Discount Dickens)

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I love his poetry, but his prose is mirthless drag

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Go with Joyce if you want some 'tism then

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, what would you recommend kind sir, as the starting off work? I haven't read odyssey by homer yey, do I need to do that before getting into Ulysses?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            dont listen to this guy, you can't read Joyce as an audiobook

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ah I see? Why would that be?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because you have to reread and take a long time on each section

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh you can do that by hitting on the rewind button it goes back 15min or whatever you set it as
            Sjnh

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Knowing the Odyssey helps but isn't necessary. Also helps to be aware of some Shakespeare.
            Honestly though, go for Portrait or Dubliners first, they're good stuff too.

            dont listen to this guy, you can't read Joyce as an audiobook

            Yes i agree reading is ideal, but an audio version is better than nothing

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Aight thanks

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You could try East of Eden.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hmm I have seen the movie with James Dean. Of course the book would be richer but I do know the story though and dean's overacting. What a fricking overrated hack btw. Bet his career would have plummeted in a few years of her hadn't offed himself in that stupid fashion

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If he hadn't*

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Will I like to go on long nature walks listening to books, is my preferred way instead of sitting. They just get more alive that way, when someone is telling you a story in their own unique way, doing characters and inflexions

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