We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Crime and Punishment | [Fyodor Dostoevsky]

Crime and Punishment

Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg, murders an old woman, a money-lender, to prove his theory that violence purifies the strong. But no sooner is the deed done than Raskolnikov begins to feel remorse. What follows is one of the greatest psychological studies in world literature.
Regular Price:$65.80
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Audible Editor Reviews

In this classic tale of sin, guilt, and redemption, Dostoevsky draws an illuminating psychological portrait of a poor St. Petersburg student who murders an older moneylender for her cash and to prove his theories about good and evil. After becoming incapacitated by remorse, he finds solace from an unlikely source. Although this is an older recording, performer Walter Zimmerman's precise elocution and dramatic voice make listening to the tale a real pleasure. This is a wonderful way to experience a colossus of literature.

Publisher's Summary

No literary work of fiction exceeds Crime and Punishment for its evocation of the deepest essence of tragedy, pity, and terror.

Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg, murders an old woman, a money-lender, to prove his theory that violence purifies the strong. But no sooner is the deed done than Raskolnikov begins to feel remorse. What follows is one of the greatest psychological studies in world literature.

© & (P)1984 Jimcin Recordings

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (91 )
5 star
 (34)
4 star
 (29)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (11)
Overall
4.2 (26 )
5 star
 (15)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (3)
Story
3.4 (30 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Glenn Assonet, MA, USA 07-31-06
    Glenn Assonet, MA, USA 07-31-06
    HELPFUL VOTES
    295
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    208
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    "Great Book"

    Great book and very well read although, as I've said in other reviews, people have very different tastes in reading styles so make sure you listen to the sample before ordering.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Halena Alexandria, KY, United States 11-11-07
    Halena Alexandria, KY, United States 11-11-07 Member Since 2005

    Artist in Northern Kentucky. Loves listening to books. My likes are history, mystery and some , and mostly writers of the twentieth century

    HELPFUL VOTES
    32
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    92
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Great Book!"

    One of my all time favorite books with my all time favorite reader!

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Louis La Palma, CA, USA 02-14-07
    Louis La Palma, CA, USA 02-14-07 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    25
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Well Done"

    Often in reviewing a great performance, it is difficult to determine which worked best; the actual performance or the material on which the performance is based. In the case of this audio book, both the story and the reader are very well done.

    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Katelyn el mirage, AZ, USA 05-16-09
    Katelyn el mirage, AZ, USA 05-16-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    308
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    283
    44
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    12
    0
    Overall
    "Better than I expected"

    I loved Dostoevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov' so I wanted to read this one as well. He has such an interesting sense of humor and a great understanding of people. Even though the story takes place in a different era and part of the world, Dostoevsky makes the character's motivations and responses to everything so real and honest that I can picture all of this happening in modern day America. The narration was decent, I would definitely recommend listening to this book rather than reading it yourself, unless you are familiar with the pronunciation of Russian names.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    R. Greene Milford, MA 07-26-06
    R. Greene Milford, MA 07-26-06 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    97
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "Like listening to a robot"

    I've long wished to find time to read this famous (or, perhaps, infamous) novel, but never found the time. Here was--I thought--the perfect solution. However, the reader of this audiobook drones on as if the English language is new to him. The delivery is stilted and choppy, there is absolutely no personality involved, and the reader could be simply reciting a shopping list. Definitely disappointing.

    10 of 27 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 11-09-08

    Dog Walker

    HELPFUL VOTES
    42
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    113
    43
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Skip this version - pick another"

    The audio quality is very poor, with numerous 'ghosts' and mike popping. I couldn't listen after awhile. There must be a better version.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    alison 04-07-09
    alison 04-07-09

    "Hi My name is Ali and I'm an Audible addict." "Hi Ali!"

    HELPFUL VOTES
    45
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    180
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "try again later"

    The audio of this book is horrid. I would try to find simular presentations elsewhere. The book overall is OK, very boring at times.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Timo TampereFinland 10-24-08
    Timo TampereFinland 10-24-08
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Bad sound quality."

    This particular version has bad sound quality. Choose some of the other recordings. The book itself is ingenious literary work.

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robert Anacortes , WA, USA 06-28-07
    Robert Anacortes , WA, USA 06-28-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Crime and Punishment"

    I remember trying to keep my interest in tedious Russian life many, many years ago. I listened to about 5% of the book this time, some 70 years later. I became completely morose. I congratualated myself on my strength of character, but at my advanced age I decided I didn't need to "keep hitting myself on the head with a hammer," and deleted the book.
    Well, one becomes wise as one ages and one doesn't have to finish a school requirement!

    6 of 29 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Miguel 07-23-08
    Miguel 07-23-08
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Crime and Punishment"

    Great book, but the reading sounds like it is computer generated, with no emotion and a monotony which makes it unpleasant to listen to.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 10 results
Sort by:
  • Darren
    Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
    4/15/09
    Overall
    "Great classic audio book"

    I really enjoyable "read", a true audio classic in all its unabridged splendor, and I would recommend it to anyone. The only negative remark I would make it that this audio recording suffers from what is called "print-through" where as you can hear a slight pre-echo of what the narrator is going to say before they say it, which can be quite noticeable and distracting when listened to in a quiet environment.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.