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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (190,607 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of the greatest works of fiction ever written, Crime and Punishment is at once an intense psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, and a fascinating 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.” After killing the old woman, haunted by guilt and terror, the young man must decide whether to assuage his conscience by confessing or attempt to get away with the perfect crime.

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 who cannot escape his own conscience.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dostoevsky’s first masterpiece…The narrative’s feverish, compelling tone follows the twists and turns of Raskolnikov’s emotions and elaborates his struggle with his conscience…A moving depiction of the recovery of a man’s diseased spirit.”

    Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

  • “Dostoyevsky’s penetrating novel…is a stunning psychological portrait, a thriller, and a profound meditation on guilt and retribution.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Anthony Heald shows remarkable versatility in this production…He delivers the dialogue as a stage actor would, with exaggerated emotion and even with laughter, coughing, stammering, and other adornments indicated in the text…Heald’s pacing and rich characterizations keep the story moving.”

    AudioFile

  • A Audie Award Finalist for Literary Fiction Audie Award Finalist for Literary Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by sel | 2/19/2014

    " I LOVED Crime and Punishment when I read back in mid-school, was one of my favorite classics. I feel like time to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 2/18/2014

    " One of the best books I've ever read. The way Dostoevsky describes the mental disorders of his main character is brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeffrey Thiessen | 2/16/2014

    " As far as I can tell, flawless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Natasha | 2/16/2014

    " It took me awhile to get through this book but it was so entertaining. And the story has stuck with me even a few weeks after reading it. This is a book ill reread "

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