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William

WYNNEWOOD, PA, United States

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  • Crime and Punishment

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (506)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (343)

    In this intense detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary, Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately "benefit humanity".

    Mubarak says: "Excellent Excellent Excellent!"
    "Brilliant Reader"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Anthony Heald did not so much read this book, as inhabit and bring to life each character as a distinct individual. It is an amazing performance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Brothers Karamazov

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (189)

    The Brothers Karamazov tells the stirring tale of four brothers: the pleasure-seeking, impatient Dmitri; the brilliant and morose Ivan; the gentle, loving, and honest Alyosha; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov: shy, silent, and cruel. The four unite in the murder of one of literature's most despicable characters - their father. This was Dostoevsky's final and best work.

    David says: "A long work and a great work, but boy is it long"
    "Beautifully read, with some reservations"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The reader did an excellent job of differentiating the characters. My only quibble is that he frequently placed the accent on the wrong syllable in the patronymics.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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