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  • 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"
  • Devils | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Devils

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Exiled to four years in Siberia, but hailed by the end of his life as a saint, prophet, and genius, Fyodor Dostoevsky holds an exalted place among the best of the great Russian authors. One of Dostoevsky’s five major novels, Devils follows the travails of a small provincial town beset by a band of modish radicals - and in so doing presents a devastating depiction of life and politics in late 19th-century Imperial Russia.

    Lawrence says: "Excellent translation and narration"
  • The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    The Idiot

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Alastair Cameron
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    Young Prince Mishkin is that rare thing - a "completely beautiful human being". He is honest, humble, generous, and selfless, but unfortunately these traits mean he is often mistaken for an idiot. Upon his return to St. Petersburg, after being away at a Swiss sanatorium for the treatment of epilepsy, Prince Mishkin is taken under the wing of the wife of General Yepanchin, who arranges for him to live with the family of her money-obsessed friend Ganya.

    Michal Krawczyk says: "wow."
  • Notes from the Underground | Fyodor Dostoevsky,Constance Garnett - translator

    Notes from the Underground

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A predecessor to such monumental works as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, Notes from the Underground represents a turning point in Fyodor Dostoevsky's writing toward the more political side. In this work, we follow the unnamed narrator of the story, who, disillusioned by the oppression and corruption of the society in which he lives, withdraws from that society into the underground.

    Beth Werner Lee says: "Sick man!"
  • The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky,Constance Garnett (translator)

    The Brothers Karamazov

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    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"
  • Notes from the Underground | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Notes from the Underground

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    A predecessor to such monumental works such as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, Notes From Underground represents a turning point in Dostoyevsky's writing towards the more political side.

    In this work, we follow the unnamed narrator of the story, who, disillusioned by the oppression and corruption of the society in which he lives, withdraws from that society into the underground.

    Tad Davis says: "Awful hero, great narrator"
  • The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky,Constance Garnett - translator

    The Brothers Karamazov

    • ABRIDGED (19 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    The book probes the possible roles of four brothers in the unresolved murder of their father, Fyodor Karamazov. At the same time, it carefully explores the personalities and inclinations of the brothers themselves. Their psyches together represent the full spectrum of human nature, the continuum of faith and doubt. Ultimately, this novel seeks to understand the real meaning of faith and existence and includes much beneficial philosophical and spiritual discussion that moves the reader towards faith.

    Tad Davis says: "An expert abridgement"
  • The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky,David Magarshack (translator)

    The Brothers Karamazov

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Published in November 1880, Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing the novel set in 19th-century Russia. Fydor Karamazov, a mean and disreputable landowner, has three sons, Dmitry, a profligate army officer; Ivan, a writer with revolutionary ideas; and Alexey, a religious novice.

    Julia says: "The Brothers Karamozov"
  • Notes from the Underground | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Notes from the Underground

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Daniel Dorse
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    The author of the diary and the diary itself are, of course, imaginary. Nevertheless it is clear that such persons as the writer of these notes not only may, but positively must, exist in our society, when we consider the circumstances in the midst of which our society is formed. I have tried to expose to the view of the public more distinctly than is commonly done, one of the characters of the recent past. He is one of the representatives of a generation still living.

    Steven W. Wood says: "A PAGE TURNING CLASSIC"
  • 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!"
  • The Idiot [Tantor] | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    The Idiot [Tantor]

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
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    Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, which explored the mind of a murderer, Fyodor Dostoevsky produced another masterpiece: The Idiot. This time the author portrays a truly beautiful soul and one of Dostoevsky's greatest characters---Prince Muishkin, a saintly, Christ-like, yet deeply human figure. The story begins when Muishkin arrives on Russian soil after a stay in a Swiss sanatorium.

    Donna says: "Not a light novel, but certainly worthwhile"
  • The Idiot [Blackstone] | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    The Idiot [Blackstone]

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more concerned with wealth, power, and sexual conquest than the ideals of Christianity. Myshkin soon finds himself at the center of a violent love triangle in which a notorious woman and a beautiful young girl become rivals for his affections. Extortion, scandal, and murder follow, testing the wreckage left by human misery to find "man in man."

    Tad says: "Intense and painfully sad"
  • Notes from the Underground | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Notes from the Underground

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    A predecessor to such monumental works as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, Notes From Underground represents a turning point in Dostoevsky's writing towards the more political side. In this work we follow an unnamed narrator who is disillusioned by the oppression and corruption of the society in which he lives and withdraws into the underground. Notes from the Underground shows Dostoevsky at his best.

    Fabio says: "Really good performance"
  • The Brothers Karamazov [Jimcin Recordings Edition] | Fyodor Dostoevsky,Constance Garnett - translator

    The Brothers Karamazov [Jimcin Recordings Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    Dostoevsky studied human nature with passion and precision. He plumbed the depths and never winced at what he found, even when it was beyond his understanding. This extraordinary novel is a recital of his findings, told in the story of four brothers: Dimitri, pleasure-seeking, impatient, unruly; Ivan, brilliant and morose; Alyosha, gentle, loving, honest; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov, sly, silent, cruel. What give this story its dramatic grip is the part these brothers play in their father's murder.

    Paul Z. says: "This book is one of the reasons I joined Audible!"
  • Brat'ya Karamazovy | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Brat'ya Karamazovy

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Yuriy Grigoriev
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    "Brat'ya Karamazovy" - posledniy roman Dostoevskogo, kotoryy avtor pisal dva goda. Roman zadumyvalsya kak pervaya chast' ehpicheskogo proizvedeniya "Istoriya Velikogo greshnika". Proizvedenie bylo okoncheno v noyabre 1880 goda. Roman "Brat'ya Karamazovy" vklyuchaet v sebya slozhnuyu, otlichno vystroennuyu i psihologicheski vyverennuyu detektivnuyu istoriyu, pri ehtom v kanve detektivnogo syuzheta obyknovennoe (na pervyy vzglyad) ugolovnoe proisshestvie ne tol'ko spletaetsya s istoriey lyubovnogo sopernichestva, no i vstraivaetsya v obshchuyu kartinu sovremennogo Dostoevskomu obshchestva.

    Darya says: "Brilliant!!"
  • The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    The Idiot

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
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    In The Idiot, Prince Myshkin possesses a childlike innocence and trusting nature that leave him vulnerable to abuse by those around him. Returning to St. Petersburg to collect an inheritance, Myshkin realizes he is a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, manipulation and power.

    Anthony says: "Avoid Constance Garnett"
  • The Gambler | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    The Gambler

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    The Gambler paints a stark picture of the attractions—and addictions—of gambling. Using skillful characterization, Dostoevsky faithfully depicts life among the gambling set in old Germany. This probing psychological novel explores the tangled love affairs and complicated lives of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young gambler, and Polina Alexandrovna, the woman he loves.

    Darwin8u says: "Gravity of odds and the frailty of human hope"
  • Devils | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Devils

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Alastair Cameron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    Devils, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is a classic political satire exploring the effects of imported European ideologies such as atheism and nihilism on Christian Russia. Based on the true-life political murder of Ivan Ivanov by the revolutionary Sergey Nechayev, Dostoevsky wrote this tale of society scandals, doomed marriages and fatally misguided idealism after returning from exile in Siberia.

    J. Mulrooney says: "Unlistenable"
  • The Double | Fyodor Dostoevsky

    The Double

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Alastair Cameron
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    Usually timid and subservient, councilor Golyadkin has lately become worryingly paranoid. After being humiliatingly thrown out of a party for acting erratically, he runs off into the night where he is shocked to come across a man who appears to be his exact double. The double follows him home and begins to insinuate himself into every part of Golyadkin's life, and alternates between befriending him and cruelly taunting him.

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