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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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    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: £0.89

    • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • Masterpiece

    • By Balbir on 25-10-08

    Regular price: £47.49

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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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    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Eoin Joyce
    • Length: 21 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
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    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
    • An absorbing and lively listen

    • By Ruth on 06-02-09

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Gambler

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Hombre at Bad Homburg

    • By David Huddlestone on 30-11-16

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Crime and Punishment (Audio Connoisseur Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding!!

    • By Cathryn on 31-12-13

    Regular price: £65.09

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • Mesmerising and ghastly - in a good way

    • By Mr Henry on 07-04-17

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Idiot [Blackstone]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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    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."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • tremendous but a bit difficult to follow

    • By osama on 04-11-16

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Devils

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • Outstanding reading

    • By Irene Manion on 19-11-16

    Regular price: £45.99

    • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Dostoevsky is primarily known for his monumental works like Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. However, he also wrote many excellent shorter works that embody the same exploration of human psychology on a smaller scale. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man is one of his best short pieces. No less a writer than Virginia Woolf says of Dostoevsky, "Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading."

    Regular price: £5.39

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Jimcin Recordings Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 37 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great book - dull reading

    • By Ian on 10-01-10

    Regular price: £81.39

    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
    • Length: 37 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Paul on 06-09-10

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 27 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £40.69

    • The Double

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This 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 Dostoevsky's works, the novella brilliantly depicts Golyadkin's descent into madness in a way that is hauntingly poetic. The Double illustrates Dostoevsky's uncanny ability at capturing the complexity of human emotion, especially the darker side of the human psyche.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Poor People

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
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    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: £19.29

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A classic, really?

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-10-13

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The Double

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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    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: £19.39

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg, murders an old woman, a money-lender, to prove his theory that violence purifies the strong. But no sooner is the deed done than Raskolnikov begins to feel remorse. What follows is one of the greatest psychological studies in world literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great classic audio book

    • By Darren on 15-04-09

    Regular price: £63.79

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