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    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful reading, disturbing book

    • By Tad Davis on 11-03-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awful hero, great narrator

    • By Tad Davis on 10-13-09

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Devils

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 28 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent translation and narration

    • By Lawrence on 09-06-13

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 25 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Book

    • By Greg on 02-07-04

    Regular price: $48.97

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 34 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 387

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration not to everyone's taste

    • By Grant on 03-23-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Idiot [Blackstone]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 851
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 603

    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."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Salvation under the weight of our own humanity.

    • By Jacob on 12-20-12

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 37 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Brothers Karamozov

    • By Julia on 05-30-09

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sick man!

    • By Beth Werner Lee on 01-18-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 27 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Avoid Constance Garnett

    • By Anthony on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An expert abridgement

    • By Tad Davis on 04-26-13

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Notes is considered by many to be one of the first existentialist novels. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to as the "Underground Man") who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, or the underground man's diary, and attacks emerging Western philosophy. The second part of the book is called "Apropos of the Wet Snow" and describes certain events that appear to be destroying and sometimes renewing the Underground Man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A joy to listen to....

    • By Christian on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Crime and Punishment (Audio Connoisseur Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 24 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 541
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 327

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narrator!

    • By Marsha on 01-02-09

    Regular price: $67.20

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Jimcin Recordings Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 37 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is one of the reasons I joined Audible!

    • By Paul Z. on 01-15-10

    Regular price: $84.00

    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow.

    • By Michal Krawczyk on 04-25-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Notes from a Dead House

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    From renowned translators Richard Pevear and Lindsay Volokhonsky comes a new translation - certain to become the definitive version - of the first great prison memoir, a fictionalized account of Fyodor Dostoevsky's life-changing penal servitude in Siberia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • FYODORange is the New Black

    • By Darwin8u on 07-13-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky (translated by Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky)
    • Narrated by: Debra Winger
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A father's murder sets the stage for a riveting tale of intrigue and passion that also explores profound issues of faith and ethics. This classic novel - considered Dostoevsky's finest work - tells the story of crazed landowner Fyodor Karamazov and his four sons - Dmitry, Ivan, Alyosha, and the illegitimate Smerdyakov. Fyodor's murder sets the stage for a complex tangle of moral and ethical struggles that involve patricide, betrayal, sacrifice, and glory.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disapointing

    • By TomD on 02-11-03

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Really good performance

    • By Fkrauss on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Double

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • White Nights and Other Short Stories

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Fyodor Dostoevsky masterfully blends realism and romanticism in this heartfelt tale of unrequited love and the human journey. Set in 19th-century St. Petersburg, "White Nights" is the story of a young man's inner conflict and how his feelings of discontent and loneliness draw him to a young woman who has been jilted by her lover. The lonely hearts come together in a sweet and tender bubble of sharing and romance, but will it last?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 23 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Crime was punishment

    • By Ian C Robertson on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $24.49

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