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    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die 2

    • By: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sinead Dixon, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: "Emma" by Jane Austen, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, "Heart of Darkness" byJoseph Conrad, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London, "The Dunwich Horror" by H.P Lovecraft, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719

    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

    • The Idiot [Blackstone]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 881
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 624
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 630

    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

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Eoin Joyce
    • Length: 21 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, is determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will. When he commits an act of murder and theft, he sets into motion a story that, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its depth of characterization and vision is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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 301
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    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

    • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274

    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
    • Masterful narration of a masterpiece

    • By John on 07-30-08

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Devils

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    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

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Dostoevsky's most revolutionary novel, "Notes from Underground" marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man's essentially irrational nature.

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    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    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
    • No other narrator is greater for this one

    • By Gary on 09-19-09

    Regular price: $21.58

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 34 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 530
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      4 out of 5 stars 407
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 396

    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 Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 37 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 187
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      4 out of 5 stars 101
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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

    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 27 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • Brat'ya Karamazovy

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Yury Grigoriev
    • Length: 48 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      5 out of 5 stars 34

    "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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!!

    • By Darya on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $16.96

    • The Gambler

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gravity of odds and the frailty of human hope

    • By Darwin8u on 01-16-13

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    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky (translated by Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky)
    • Narrated by: Debra Winger
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 47
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      3 out of 5 stars 29
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • Crime and Punishment (Audio Connoisseur Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 550
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 334
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      4 out of 5 stars 336

    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

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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
    • Bizarre but also Intrigueing.

    • By Anonymous User on 08-05-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Wedding

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is considered one of the greatest Russian writers. His works have had a profound and lasting effect on 20th-century literature. His psychological penetration into the human soul had, in novels like Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, a profound influence on the 20th century novel. He also wrote a number of brilliant short stories along these same lines. "The Wedding" is one of his best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Rare Gem of a Short Story

    • By Michael on 02-09-13

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Poor People

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    This gloomy book is written in the form of letters exchanged between two cousins, Makar Devushkin and Varvara Dobroselova, who live on the same street in a shockingly deprived part of St. Petersburg Russia. Makar is a lowly clerk, who is being bullied at work and lives in the screened-off corner of someone else's kitchen and Varvara has taken in sewing as a means of avoiding falling into prostitution to make money. Their friendship is touching and sentimental, but it begins to suffer.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Notes from Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael R Katz - translator
    • Narrated by: Ken Kliban
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Dostoevsky’s Underground Man is a composite of the tormented clerk and the frustrated dreamer of his earlier stories, but his Notes from the Underground is a precursor of his great later novels and their central concern with the nature of free will. Initially musing on his “sickness” and the detested notion of self-interest, the maladjusted and willful Underground Man turns to a series of incidents from years earlier.

    Regular price: $14.95

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