Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Audiobook CD - 1991
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This is the novel that ensured Fyodor Dostoevsky's place as a giant of Russian literature. First published in 1866, this legendary work continues to enthrall readers around the world and earn Dostoevsky legions of fans with every printing. Timeless, and breathtaking in scope, Crime and Punishment - the story of a young Russian intellectual's decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker and his subsequent intellectual and spiritual crisis - is one of the most famous novels in all of literature. This absorbing book attacks the overly logical nihilistic ideals of reason and science and proves that only through love, self-denial and suffering comes salvation. George Guidall's fluent interpretation of the Russian names enhances this deep, multi-leveled text, and liberates Dostoevsky's eternal prose with dimensions of color and feeling lost to the printed page alone.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 1991
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781402570582
Branch Call Number: CDBK FIC Dost
Characteristics: 21 compact discs : 25 hours, 30 mins
Additional Contributors: Guidall, George

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Sep 25, 2017

An incredible book and excellently read by Guidal. The type of reading was made in a very dramatic fashion with several voices for the various characters, often with pauses for dramatic effect. In listening to it I was surprised that so much of the book is made up by lengthy monologues by the characters, and how much is revealed about the wide variety of characters and of social customs among poor urban Russians in the nineteenth century. I was also struck by the slow onion-peeling quality of the narrative after the murder, which constitutes most of the book. Listening to now, I am encouraged to reread it.

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