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Crime and Punishment Audiobook

Crime and Punishment

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Publisher's Summary

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".

©1866 Public Domain; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    SKA 07-31-17
    SKA 07-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great performance!"

    The reader did an excellent job with the character voices and made it possible to keep the characters (and their myriad of Russian names) easily sorted and straight while listening!

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    Todd 07-11-17
    Todd 07-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant!"

    There were times I was afraid to keep reading, I ended up taking many breaks throughout, but when it came to the end I was afraid it would end too soon. I loved the book and would encourage anyone looking to dive into Russian literature to give this a listen.

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    John Trow 07-03-17
    John Trow 07-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "So So"

    This is first book I've read of Dostoevsky, I disliked the excessive wordiness of his writing and repeating the first and last names of characters, however he is a good storyteller and I did gain some insight from this book, unsure if I could recommend though!

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    Jessica A Rupert 05-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Well done"

    A beautiful, well articulated and well performed rendition of one of the greatest stories ever told.

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    Amazon Customer 05-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliantly Disturbing"

    It's a great book. Read it. Scarily good. The reader of the book captures the mood quite well.

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    Lars 05-11-17
    Lars 05-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Bohemian Rhapsody the Book?"

    The story itself, although it is very interesting, can be a bit slow at times, and trying to remember all the names can be tricky-- they sometimes use surnames or given names of characters. So if you don't remember who Rodya is, you'll wonder how he took the place of Raskolnikov at various times, etc...
    Nevertheless, the story doesn't seem like it takes too many detours and blends the several character's decisions together to create several vignettes about the role of society -- is it a help or a hindrance? And how perceived power over others can corrupt. What follows is the punishment for each one who tries to abuse their power.

    The reader did an amazing job. He switched voices for each character, laughed and coughed when the characters did so, etc... he clearly put in an abundance of effort to keep the story interesting. I would look for more books simply with him as the reader.

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    Josh H. 04-28-17
    Josh H. 04-28-17
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    "Great narration"

    Interesting book with an excellent narration. I sincerely enjoy his performance as he made the book come alive.

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    04-13-17
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    "Cunning, dark and utterly delicious!"

    A literary genius and work of art. Anthony Head's character voice changes are impeccable. A must listen!

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    cirach NJ United States 01-12-17
    cirach NJ United States 01-12-17
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    "Fantastic read"

    I enjoy this story so much so I have read it several times and will again. each time differently. looking for anything I've missed. focusing on a particular character or an incident. analyzing the author's thought process. trying to imagine what people thought about it when it was first published. but most of all the one story is a fantastic tale and I am amazed by it everything.

    Anthony Heald does a wonderful job and I have sought out books he has performed and enjoyed them all. he keeps you engaged and entertained
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    galcarm 12-22-16
    galcarm 12-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Narration by Heald"

    Cannot give enough credit to the narrator. This story is a classic, obviously, and much has already been said. So I will limit my review of the book by stating that the author delved deep into the heart of the main character and revealed his true motive. Anthony Heald's narration was excellent. The changes from one character to another were smooth and he captured their condition - whether drunk, or giddy, or suffering from consumption. An excellent performance. I'll look for other narrations by Heald. As an aside, I generally listen to most audiobooks at a slower speed - generally 0.85 of normal. It helps in keeping the narration from feeling hectic or hurried.

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