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    • The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,449
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,276

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Spiritual and Philosophical Tour-de-Force

    • By Rich on 02-27-16

    Regular price: $58.80

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By G. Green on 10-11-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Notes from the Underground (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Isolated from society in a tenement basement in St. Petersburg, a malicious former civil servant vents his resentments. In the rambling notes that follow, we are exposed to the inner turmoil of the Underground Man, who represents the voice of his generation. An emotional, paranoid knot of contradictions, the spiteful narrator is also desperate to join a society he loathes, if only to prove his superiority to it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Ajmaster on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Prince Lyov Nikolayevitch Myshkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naïve? Is he an idealist or, as many in General Epanchin's society feel, an "idiot"? Certainly his return to St. Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful Aglaia, youngest of the Epanchin daughters, and on the charismatic but willful Nastasya Filippovna. As he paints a vivid picture of Russian society, Dostoyevsky shows how principles conflict with emotions - with tragic results.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Moments of surprise.

    • By Theo on 05-02-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Crime and Punishment (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Living in a squalid room in St. Petersburg, the indigent but proud Rodion Raskolnikov believes he is above society. Obsessed with the idea of breaking the law, Raskolnikov resolves to kill an old pawnbroker for her cash. Although the murder and robbery are bungled, Raskolnikov manages to escape without being seen. And with nothing to prove his guilt and a mendacious confessor in police custody, Raskolnikov seems to have committed the perfect crime. But in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s world of moral transgressions, with its reason and its consequences, Raskolnikov’s plan has a devastating hitch....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Take on a Classic

    • By Anonymous User on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Possessed

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 27 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Also known as Demons, The Possessed is a powerful socio-political novel about revolutionary ideas and the radicals behind them. It follows the career of Pyotr Stepanovich Verkhovensky, a political terrorist who leads a group of nihilists on a demonic quest for societal breakdown. They are consumed by their desires and ideals, and have surrendered themselves fully to the darkness of their "demons". This possession leads them to engulf a quiet provincial town and subject it to a storm of violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Womderful

    • By Tad Davis on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $26.92

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 34 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    The Brothers Karamazov is a tale of a complicated and broken family headed by a father, Fyodor Karamazov, who becomes entangled with his three sons, whom he neglected, after both mothers died.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Voice for a Great Book

    • By Lisa on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    One of the most fascinating psychological struggles of the modern world revolves around the competing tension between existential philosophy and metaphysical spirituality. "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" beautifully encapsulates the extremes of both points of view and provides the listener a front row seat to a battle that still rages today.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Mark Nelson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in 12 monthly installments during 1866. Later, it was published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from five years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is considered the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Notes from Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    "I am a sick man...I am a spiteful man", a nameless voice cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the painful self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn of a lonely individual who has become one of the greatest anti-heroes in all literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The greatest version you will ever here 👍👍👍👍👍 ....

    • By John on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Brothers Karamazov & The Idiot (Dramatized)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Arye Gross, John Kapelos, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Director David Fishelson transforms Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot into spellbinding drama that illuminates both titanic novels. In The Brothers Karamazov, the passionate brothers spring to life, led by their roué of a father ¿ who entertains himself by drinking, womanizing, and pitting his three sons against each other. The men have plenty to fight over, including the alluring Grushenka.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Skip It ...

    • By Lisa on 03-02-08

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Grand Inquisitor

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alan Lamberg, Dan Ribaudo
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    "The Grand Inquisitor" is a central chapter of Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. The middle brother, Ivan, is having a conversation with his younger brother, Alyosha. Ivan represents the rationalist and nihilistic ideology that permeated Russia in the 19th Century. Alyosha's beliefs counterbalance his brother's. He embodies hope. Ivan tells Alyosha a vision where the grand inquisitor, during the Spanish inquisition, encounters Jesus Christ, who has made a return to Earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice quick read with imposing questions.

    • By Owen Jauregui on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Absorbing tale

    • By greydor on 05-11-05

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Christmas Tree and the Wedding

    • A Fyodor Dostoyevsky Short Story
    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" is a bittersweet story written in 1848, the year of revolutions throughout Europe. The story has an undercurrent reflecting the tumultuous changes of that year. The narrator, attending a Christmas party with the Christmas tree referenced in the title, sees the Guest of Honor take an undue interest in a young girl, the daughter of his host....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t buy this story!

    • By Michael on 02-09-13

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Great Russian Short Story Collection

    • 25 Classic Tales by the Great Russian Authors
    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The ultimate collection of great short stories by the best Russian classic authors. 1. "Her Lover" by Maxim Gorky 2. "The Empty Drum" by Count Leo Tolstoy 3. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub 4. "The District Doctor" by Ivan Turgenev 5. "The White Dog" by Fedor Sologub 6. "The Cloak" by Nikolai Gogol 7. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub 8. "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 9. "A Work of Art" by Anton Chekhov 10. "Children Wiser Than Their Fathers" by Count Leo Tolstoy

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator

    • By Diana D. on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Double

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    First published in 1846, Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella The Double is a classic doppelganger story and the second major work published by the author. It is the story of Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, a government clerk who believes that a fellow clerk has taken over his identity and is determined to bring about his ruin. Considered the most Gogolesque of Dostoyevsky's works, the novella brilliantly depicts Golyadkin's descent into madness in a way that is hauntingly poetic. The Double illustrates Dostoyevsky's uncanny ability at capturing the complexity of human emotion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I could have read it in the original Russian

    • By Darwin8u on 01-07-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Russian literature exudes an atmosphere of mysticism, which is said to be a natural result of the simplicity of her people. Often, instead of being "about" anything, Russian stories sometimes seem to be the "thing" in itself. Be this as it may, it is an undeniable fact that with hardly any portent of future greatness to come, Russian literature suddenly sprang fully developed into existence in the 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just few hors d'oeuvres of Russian literature

    • By john on 02-25-10

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Best Russian Short Stories

    • By: Count Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Alexander Pushkin, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A brilliant collection of short stories by some of Russia's best writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly fun

    • By Kenneth B. Sizer II on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Listen...Excellent Narration...

    • By Luke on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Prestuplenie i Nakazanie

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Vyacheslav Gerasimov
    • Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    Krug osnovnyih idey romana «Prestuplenie i nakazanie» pisatel vyinashival dolgoe vremya, vozmozhno, esche s katorgi. Sotsialnyie motivyi poluchili v nem uglublennoe filosofskoe zvuchanie, neotdelimoe ot nravstvennoy dramyi Raskolnikova, «ubiytsyi-teoretika», sovremennogo Napoleona. Krah individualisticheskoy idei Raskolnikova, ego popyitki stat «vlastelinom sudbyi», podnyatsya nad «tvaryu drozhascheyu»

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remarkable Story, Extraordinary Performance

    • By LadyLawyer1984 on 10-14-14

    Regular price: $5.24

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