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Jonathan

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  • The Brothers Karamazov

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (214)

    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.

    Grant says: "Narration not to everyone's taste"
    "Like others - I had problems with the narration..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Great story. It's portable - so the audiobook format works - I'd choose a different narrator however.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I found the narrator somewhat haughty and self absorbed, with little 'character' or expressiveness to his efforts. The voicing of different characters was undifferentiated and therefore kind of hard to distinguish between. The problem was NOT the english accent but more his manner.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    If this were a book I would prefer to read it.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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