Crime and Punishment

Written by:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Narrated by:
Dick Hill

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2010
23 hours 30 minutes
A desperate young man plans the perfect crime-the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old woman no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime-to transgress moral law-if it will ultimately benefit humanity?

So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: a powerful psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, and a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical, religious, and social commentary. Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in a garret in the gloomy slums of St. Petersburg, carries out his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution, madness, and terror.

Crime and Punishment takes the listener on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil-a man who cannot escape his own conscience.
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Jan W.

I really enjoyed the book although it was somewhat confusing with the names of all the different characters (especially when they go by different names at different times). The narrator was absolutely brilliant. He added such life to the characters.

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The reader made this production very difficult to bear. Dostoyevsky makes heavy use of dialogue filled with exclamations of alarm, shock, disgust, and other violent emotions. The reader dramatized this dialogue excessively. His style quickly becomes wearying and - when he attempts female voices - ridiculous.

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