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  • Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Crime and Punishment

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated By Constantine Gregory
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    A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-stricken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it.

    G. Green says: "Great!"
  • Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Crime and Punishment

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated By Alastair Cameron
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    Crime and Punishment follows the story of a boy named Raskolnikov who commits a heinous crime because he believes he is in fact extraordinary. Through an internal battle of whether to confess or not, we follow him through his interactions with a drunk, a prostitute, the government, and his family. We see him do incredible acts of kindness, suffer the consequence of his crime on a physical level, and fall in love with an unlikely character, all while trying to reconcile his ability to be extraordinary.

    Luke says: "Excellent Listen...Excellent Narration..."
  • Crime and Punishment (Audio Connoisseur Edition) | Fyodor Dostoevsky,Constance Garnett (translator)

    Crime and Punishment (Audio Connoisseur Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    This magnificent novel is about the murder of a miserly, aged pawnbroker and her younger sister by a radical, destitute St. Petersburg student named Raskolnikov, and the emotional, mental, and physical effects that follow. It is a remarkable masterpiece about a man's turbulent inner life and his relationship to others and to society at large. Dostoevsky explored the human condition on many levels in this great piece, and among the main themes the novel explores is the rather strange theory that criminals have a spiritual need to be punished - that indeed they demand it.

    Marsha says: "Perfect narrator!"
  • Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoevsky,Constance Garnett (translator)

    Crime and Punishment

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
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    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".

    Tad Davis says: "Wonderful reading, disturbing book"
  • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition) | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature's finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky's magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov's tortured mind vividly to life.

    Greg says: "Wonderful Book"
  • Crime and Punishment [Trout Lake Media Edition] | Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Crime and Punishment [Trout Lake Media Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    A young student is haunted by the murder he has committed. Overwhelmed afterwards by guilt and terror, he confesses and goes to prison. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can only be achieved through suffering.

    N. Casper says: "Fine Book, Awful Narrator"
  • Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Crime and Punishment

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    A desperate young man plans the perfect crime - the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old woman no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime - to transgress moral law - if it will ultimately benefit humanity? So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: a powerful psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, and a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical, religious, and social commentary.

    Ian C Robertson says: "Crime was punishment"
  • Prestuplenie i nakazanie [Crime and Punishment] | Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky

    Prestuplenie i nakazanie [Crime and Punishment]

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated By Vyacheslav Gerasimov
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    Crime and Punishment is the story of a crime - a double murder committed by a student for the money. However simple the plot is, the novel becomes etched into the mind and soul of a reader or listener. What is so enigmatic about it? Besides the plain and obvious - that it is all due to Dostoevsky’s genius - there is at least one other explanation: some questions do not have any unsophisticated and definite answers.

    Professor Woland says: "The reader is so horrid"
  • Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Crime and Punishment

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
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    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.

    Halena says: "Great Book!"
  • Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Crime and Punishment

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
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    Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St. Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law.

    greydor says: "Absorbing tale"
  • Crime and Punishment [Russian Edition] | Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Crime and Punishment [Russian Edition]

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated By Chulpan Khamatova, Sergey Chonishvili
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    Raskolnikov, a conflicted former student, lives in a tiny, rented room in Saint Petersburg. He refuses all help, even from his friend Razumikhin, and devises a plan to murder and to rob an unpleasant elderly pawn-broker and money-lender, Alyona Ivanovna. His motivation comes from the overwhelming sense that he is predetermined to kill the old woman by some power outside of himself.

  • Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment | Jerry Bledsoe

    Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jerry Bledsoe
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    Everybody knew Velma Barfield as the perfect wife and a loving grandmother. But there was something about her that nobody knew.... Velma Barfield had a secret life and a sick urge to kill.

    tami bartel says: "Surprisingly Thought Provoking"
  • Crime & Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Crime & Punishment

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck.

  • Crime and Punishment: CliffsNotes | James L. Roberts, Ph.D.

    Crime and Punishment: CliffsNotes

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James L. Roberts, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
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    The CliffsNotes study guide on Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Crime and Punishment.

  • Crime and Punishment | Feodor Dostoyevsky

    Crime and Punishment

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Feodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated By Michael Sheen
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    A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty stricken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means?

    Thomas says: "All Time Classic"
  • Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Crime and Punishment

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    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.

  • In the Place of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Deliverance | Wilbert Rideau

    In the Place of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Deliverance

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Wilbert Rideau
    • Narrated By Dominic Hoffman
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    After killing a woman in a moment of panic following a botched bank robbery, Rideau, denied a fair trial, was improperly sentenced to death at the age of 19. After more than a decade on death row, his sentence was amended to life imprisonment, and he became editor of the prison newsmagazine The Angolite, which under his leadership became an uncensored, daring, and crusading journal instrumental in reforming the violent prison and the corrupt Louisiana justice system.

    gifts4444you says: "Unbelievably enlightening one of my top 2 books!!!"
  • Crimen y Castigo [Crime and Punishment] | Fiodor Dostoievski

    Crimen y Castigo [Crime and Punishment]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Fiodor Dostoievski
    • Narrated By Aldo Lumbía, Tomás Moro, Hugo Bazán, and others
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    Esta novela plantea un profundo análisis psicológico de su protagonista, el joven estudiante Raskolnikov, cuya firme creencia en que los fines humanitarios justifican la maldad le conduce al asesinato de un usurero petersburgués. Pero, desde que comete el crimen, la culpabilidad será una pesadilla constante con la que el estudiante será incapaz de convivir.

  • Outlaws and Peace Officers: Memoirs of Crime and Punishment in the Old West | Stephen Brennan - editor

    Outlaws and Peace Officers: Memoirs of Crime and Punishment in the Old West

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen Brennan - editor
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
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    In the romantic narrative of the Old West, two larger-than-life characters emerged as the perfect foils for each other - the rampant outlaw and the heroic peace officer. Without the villain, sheriffs would not have needed to uphold the law; and without the sheriff, villains would have had no law to break. Together, both personalities fought, lost, and triumphed amid shootouts, train robberies, and bank holdups against the backdrop of the lawless American frontier.

  • Delitto e castigo [Crime and Punishment] | Fedor Dostoevskij

    Delitto e castigo [Crime and Punishment]

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Fedor Dostoevskij
    • Narrated By Silvia Cecchini
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    Delitto e castigo illustra il tema del conseguimento della salvezza attraverso la sofferenza, una caratteristica comune nell'opera di Dostoevskij. Questa è l'idea (precipuamente cristiana) che l'atto del soffrire ha un effetto purificatore sullo spirito umano, che gli rende accessibile la salvezza in Dio. Il romanzo contiene diversi rimandi a storie del Nuovo Testamento, compresa quella di Lazzaro, la cui morte e rinascita sono parallele alla morte e rinascita spirituale di Raskolnikov.

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