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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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    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
    • Beautiful, Addictive, Rewarding

    • By Antti on 26-08-14

    Regular price: £55.19

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    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: £39.39

    • The Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • 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 5
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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

    • Crime & Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable but -

    • By PhilW on 06-09-15

    Regular price: £7.99

    • 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 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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: £6.49

    • Notes from the Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Notes from the Underground is an 1864 existentialist novella written by the Russian author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The speaker, an unknown yet common type of man, writes in first person about his views on Western philosophy, as well as his stark analysis of his own life. The work is written as the ramblings of this retired government employee who seems to have a very pessimistic yet honest opinion on his own life, as well as the world as seen through his eyes.

    Regular price: £14.09

    • 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 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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 Brothers Karamazov

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic 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.

    Regular price: £35.29

    • Dostoyevsky's "Notes from the Underground" and Gorky's "The Confession": Man vs. Society

    • ABSURD's Pure Wisdom Series, Book 4
    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Maxim Gorky
    • Narrated by: Jeff Raynor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The book includes two literary masterpieces written by two giants in the world literature, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Maxim Gorky. The contents of the book are Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground and Gorky's The ConfessionThe Confession is a confession of a man wandering through Russia seeking a philosophy to live by. Notes from the Underground is also a confession of a man who is on the margins of modern society.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Crime and Punishment [Russian Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Vyacheslav Gerasimov
    • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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 Idiot

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Prince Lef Nikolayevitch Muishkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naive, an idealist or, as many in General Yepanchin's society feel, an 'idiot'?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fell in love

    • By Hannah on 21-11-09

    Regular price: £15.59

    • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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: £0.89

    • 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 3
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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 Idiot (Russian Edition)

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Vyacheslav Gerasimov
    • Length: 29 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues that center around a cast of brilliantly realized characters and that ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions, and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. 

    Regular price: £12.89

    • 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 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brits Beware! American Translations

    • By Stephen HJ on 13-03-15

    Regular price: £16.29

    • Notes from Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "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.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • 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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      2 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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 Possessed [Russian Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Yuriy Zaborovskiy
    • Length: 35 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Possessed, also called Demons, is Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel about life in Russia at the end of the 19th century. In this highly political novel, Dostoevsky portrays the revolutionaries as demons or devils as they plot ruin and eventually turn on each other. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Possessed

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
    • Length: 29 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Loosely based on sensational press reports of a Moscow student’s murder by fellow revolutionists, The Possessed depicts the destructive chaos caused by outside agitators who move into a provincial town. The enigmatic Stavrogin dominates the novel. His magnetic personality influences his tutor, the liberal intellectual poseur Stepan Verhovensky, and the teacher’s revolutionary son Pyotr, as well as other radicals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Story

    • By J. Mann on 18-11-11

    Regular price: £37.29

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