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The Brothers Karamazov | [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]

The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.

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    Robert Tromso, Norway 10-20-13
    Robert Tromso, Norway 10-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Best "Karamazov" yet."

    Constantine Gregory decided to give a reading of the Constance Garnett translation of "The Brothers Karamazov". Constance Garnett is no longer considered the best translator of Dostoevsky. She goes to great length to "pretty up" the rather rough and bumpy language of the original. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s new translation of "The Brothers Karamazov" is now regarded by most critics to be definitive as it does not try to mask Dostoyevskys idiosyncratic prose.

    Gregory gives a rather calm and relaxed rendering of the work, which is nice in the long run.
    My dream "audio" Karamazov would be David Horovitch narrating the Pevear and Volokhonsky’s translation.
    However as it stands now, this version by Constantine Gregory is the best "Karamazov" available.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Lampshade123 Mississippi 11-28-13
    Lampshade123 Mississippi 11-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth The Effort"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Brothers Karamazov to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I need the momentum of the audio version, during some of those long Russian monologues. I like alternating between audio and text. This audio is the Constance Garnett translation which sounds good on audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that the characters surprised me. I liked the world of the story, the sense of sacredness, the way that big questions were brought up in conversation. It's a lot different from the everyday world of today.


    What does Constantine Gregory bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was very subtle in his character work. I could distinguish characters most of the time. Sometimes I could not. He did a wonderful job overall.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It took a few weeks.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I listened to it. It was a difficult book, but it was ambitious.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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