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Summary

Often considered one of the first ever psychological thrillers, Crime and Punishment is a gripping tale of a poverty-stricken young man in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who hatches a plan to kill someone for money. Once the deed is done, he finds himself racked with guilt, confusion and disgust for his act.  

In this new recording, Will Poulter (Detroit, Midsommar, The Maze Runner) gives new life to the troubled protagonist, Rodion Raskolnikov, in a performance that will have you questioning where we draw the line between right and wrong.

Public Domain (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Will Poulter on recording Crime and Punishment during lockdown
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Wonderful!

A fantastic story, thought provoking and potent. Will Poulter’s narration was the best I’ve heard on audible. He has a beautiful voice and nails every accent so well.

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Odd accents were a bit off-putting

Generally a good reading performance by Will Poulter but the use of British regional accents was a bit off-putting with a mix of what sounded like Welsh, Yorkshire, northeast and generic country yokel.

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Excellent! Very well read. Exciting story.

The narration was excellent. The story is easy to follow and just superb. Well worth it

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Completely Outstanding

A very skilled narration of this outstanding book. The relationship between sociobiological and psychological behaviour is explored throughout revealing the questions of our human intent. Will poultry brings the story and the arguments to life. I cannot comment on the translation as I have not read others. This is a wonderful story.