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    • 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

    • 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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    • 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why didn't I read the reviews

    • By ramshaw on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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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
    • wow that was pretty darn good.

    • By emil on 05-09-18

    Regular price: £13.59

    • 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

    • 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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    • 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

    • 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: £44.99

    • Brat'ya Karamazovy

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Yury Grigoriev
    • Length: 48 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "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.

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
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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

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    By the time Dostoevsky was 40, he had spent four years in prison and a further four years in the army as punishment for his part in a political conspiracy. His health was broken. He was gaunt, fervid, anxiety-ridden, and close to bankruptcy. It was in this state he wrote Notes from the Underground, a masterpiece of the psychology of theoutsider.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mesmerising.

    • By Robin on 12-08-17

    Regular price: £17.09

    • The Double

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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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: £18.29

    • White Nights and Other Short Stories

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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: £19.39

    • The Idiot [Blackstone]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • 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: £61.69

    • 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 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 Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 23 hrs and 32 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 House of the Dead

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    The House of the Dead is a fascinating portrait of life in a Siberian prison camp - a life of great hardship and deprivation, yet filled with simple moments of humanity showing mankinds ability to adapt and survive in the most extreme of circumstances. Dostoevsky tells his story in a chronological order, from his character's arrival and his sense of alienation to his gradual adjustment to prison life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The House of the Dead is alive with stunning prose

    • By Peter Jenkins on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £16.19

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