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    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Last two words are missing which is a nuisance..

    • By trufflesmummy on 19-07-16

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • sublime

    • By GreenBell on 14-02-16

    Regular price: £55.19

    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not his best

    • By MR J. on 17-02-17

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The House of the Dead

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: James O'Connell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The House of the Dead" is a novel published in 1861 by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which portrays the life of convicts in a Siberian prison camp. Dostoyevsky himself spent four years in exile in such a camp following his conviction for involvement in the Petrashevsky Circle. This experience allowed him to describe with great authenticity the conditions of prison life and the characters of the convicts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story let down by awful narration

    • By Joe on 14-03-19

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    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Mike Joyce, Josh Smith, Mark Macnamara
    • Length: 26 hrs and 55 mins
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    Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland, the Christ-like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love, torn between two women - the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia - both involved, in turn, with the corrupt, money-hungry Ganya. In the end, Myshkin's honesty, goodness, and integrity are shown to be unequal to the moral emptiness of those around him.

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    • Notes from Underground and The Gambler

    • Notes from the Underground and The Gambler
    • By: Fyodor Mikhail Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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    Considered one of the first existentialist novels, Notes from Underground contains one of the most unsettling characters in 19th-century fiction. Resentful, cruel, entitled, and pitiful, Dostoyevsky's Underground Man is a disturbing human being bent on humiliating others for his own amusement. The Gambler is perhaps the most personal of Dostoyevsky's novels. Written to pay off the author's own gambling debts, the book follows the obsessions and anxieties of Alexey Ivanovitch, a sympathetic character who has given in to the forces of addiction. 

    Regular price: £18.69

    • Crime and Punishment (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Down with high expectations!

    • By Mossias on 02-09-18

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Notes from the Underground (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    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.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Possessed

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 27 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £25.29

    • The Possessed

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Mike Joyce
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although titled "The Possessed" in the initial English translation, Dostoyevsky scholars and later translations favour the titles "The Devils" or "Demons". An extremely political book, "Demons" is a testimonial of life in Imperial Russia in the late 19th century. As the revolutionary democrats begin to rise in Russia, different ideologies begin to collide. Dostoyevsky casts a critical eye on both the radical idealists, portraying their ideas and ideological foundation as demonic, and the conservative establishment's ineptitude in dealing with those ideas and their social consequences.

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    • Crime and Punishment [Russian Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Vyacheslav Gerasimov
    • Length: 23 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, a former student, lives in a tiny garret on the top floor of a run-down apartment building in St. Petersburg. He is sickly, dressed in rags, short on money, and talks to himself, but he is also handsome, proud, and intelligent. He is contemplating committing an awful crime, but the nature of the crime is not yet clear. Thus begins Crime and Punishment with all the twists and turns and philosophical questions that permeate Dostoyevsky's writing. A world classic! Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Russian classic

    • By Red Tomato on 27-12-12

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Gambler

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Mike Joyce, Steven Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this dark and compelling short novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general. Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting and loss. His intense and inescapable addiction is accentuated by his affair with the General's cruel yet seductively adept niece, Polina. In "The Gambler", Dostoevsky reaches the heights of drama with this stunning psychological portrait.

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    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Mike Joyce
    • Length: 45 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The final masterpiece from the celebrated author of "Crime and Punishment" and "The Idiot"... This extraordinary novel, Dostoyevsky s last and greatest work, tells the dramatic story of four brothers Dmitri, pleasure-seeking, impatient, unruly. Ivan, brilliant and morose. Alyosha, gentle, loving, honest. And the illegitimate Smerdyakov, sly, silent, cruel.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Infuriating narration.

    • By Anonymous User on 13-02-19

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Uncle's Dream

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Uncle's Dream" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky was written following his five year exile to Siberia where he was sent to serve in a hard labor camp. Following what could only have been a harrowing and harsh existence in Russia's infamous prison for political and social prisoners, one would expect Dostoyevsky's work to have been dark and bitter. Rather, "Uncle's Dream" is a humorous and yet scathing commentary on Russian provincial high-society.

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    • The Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The Double

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Mike Joyce, Josh Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Double" centers on a government clerk who goes mad. It deals with the internal psychological struggle of its main character, Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, who repeatedly encounters someone who is his exact double in appearance but confident, aggressive, and extroverted, characteristics that are the polar opposites to those of the toadying "pushover" protagonist.

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    • 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
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    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
    • Dreadfully Artifical Reading

    • By ephgrave7 on 19-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Best European Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, George Sand, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A delightful anthology of great works by some of Europe's greatest short story writers....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • worst reading ever

    • By Justas on 20-03-17

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Notes from Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Natasha Randall - translator
    • Narrated by: D. B. C. Pierre
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    A groundbreaking new translation of Dostoyevsky's most radical work of fiction. In the depths of a cellar in St. Petersburg, a civil servant spews forth a passionate and furious note on the ills of society. The underground man's manifesto reveals his erratic, self-contradictory, and even sadistic nature. Yet in Dostoyevsky's most extreme and disturbing character, there is the uncomfortable flicker of recognition of the human condition. When the narrator ventures above ground, he attends a dinner with a group of old school friends.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my cup of tea

    • By Bla Bla Bla on 28-09-18

    Regular price: £28.09

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