One of the best!
The description of the third brother, who is so compassionate.
I have bought many books here on Audible. I like the readings by Frederick Davidson. He brings the characters to life. Don't believe the reviews that "diss" him. I have many books which he narrates and he is magnificent in all of them!
The story might be ok - considering the period in which it was written - but I advise you to avoid this narrator. This is the second time I've had the misfortune of listening to him, and everyone sounds like a snooty british aristocrat, some with colonic problems. His rendition of the characters were so lifeless that I was completely bored with the whole story. Be warned - he narrated War and Peace also.
Book: I will comment on the book. it is a classic.
Reader: The performance was very good. I read some of the reviews and I do not agree with the comments that the reader was haughty and annoying. I thought he captured the characters well. Some of the characters were typical of the period: emotional, flighty, etc.
Production: I appreciate that there was announcement of the beginning and end of the parts.
When I bought this book, I promised myself I would get through it, and for the first 10 hours of listening...I was regretting my decision. This book starts slow, like painfully slow, it seems that the author is disconnected from his audience, and doesn't seem to care. I've read other Dostoevsky, and I have to admit, this was my least favorite.
I wouldn't say that The Brother's Karamazov turned me off from other books in the genre, but it did help to turn me away from the author.
Frederick was incredibly expressive, he put in proper emotion where it was called for, it was a good performance.
This was my least favorite Fyodor Dostoevsky novel, if you're looking for something of his to read...skip this one, it was a pretty lackluster experience.
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
an interesting listen.
Go to your local library and read it.
The reader in this case adds nothing at all.