The book is definitely a masterpiece, as praised already by so many critics, but the reading of it is astonishing. Frederick Davidson interpretation of the personages is extremely realistic and it helps a lot in enjoying this marvelous book.
Even if it doesn't seem to have the deepness of Dostoevski's books, this book definitely keeps a listener, who had been able to pass over the first 2 hours, hooked for the other 63.
The epilogue is a bit disappointing as it is awkward to hear lectures on "freedom" while praising a society based on slavery (serfdom), but I still give it five stars.
(Don't miss Kamarozov Brothers, interpreted by the same Frederick Davidson:)
Good book and excellent narration. After just few hours I felt that there couldn't be a more appropriate reader for this book. She is not using only accents to delimiter the characters but different tonalities as well. I didn't have any confusion whatsoever during the dialogs. I wrote this review in order to help dispelling the subjectivity introduced by some preceding reviews. Enjoy!
Couldn't put it down. I even avoided my friends during the lunch break in order to listen to it. Janet McTeer's interpretation adds an unimaginable realism. I'm very disappointed that Audible doesn't have more books read by her.
Amazing book. One of the kind you want never to finish. The interpretation is just outstanding. The narrator is using at least 10 tonalities, each associated to a main character.
Still, I have a warning. The book is a bit slow and confusing at the beginning but the middle is rewarding and the final wordless
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