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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (190,435 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature's finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky's magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov's tortured mind vividly to life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/20/2014

    " Very well written but a little too dark for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz Mutkins | 2/14/2014

    " Tough going, very dense book. But I can see why Dostoyevsky is hailed as one of the great writers of history. His portrayal of what we would now know as bipolar disorder is brilliantly and tragically depicted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/1/2014

    " Such a fantastic book. A little slow at the beginning, but it overall is a thrillingly real read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam8cn | 2/1/2014

    " I thought overall this was a great book. It incorparated many deep facts about life and it dug deep into your conceince. It made you think about life and its devilish and depressing ways. That is, of course, if you survive all 600 pages of it and the hard to understand russian phrases. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dean Madonia | 1/26/2014

    " Must read Russian literature. Life changing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 1/20/2014

    " The first 100 or so pages took a few weeks of picking it up and setting it down for something else. I finished the rest over the course of a few days. A thought-provoking and very enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sitatunga | 1/14/2014

    " This book so captured my hideous existence at university, distilling everything and dovetailing seamlessly into my nightmare world, as to make the portentous reality merely an extension of it, so that I was forced to recognise the nature of my situation, to confront it and to deal with it .... only, Dear Reader, I didn't .... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/13/2014

    " I read this in high school. I kept a notebook to help me with the Russian character names. I still remember that the main character murdered an old woman (horribly) and the book was about his mental breakdown because of his act of violence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sujatha Reghunathan | 12/19/2013

    " It remains the best book I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 9/26/2013

    " A brilliant study of the human psyche. A great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rochelle | 8/31/2013

    " Fantastic book. My intro to Russian literature... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 7/16/2013

    " Classic. Also a total slog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ghinwa | 2/10/2013

    " One of my all-time favorites. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jean Richardson | 12/5/2012

    " Couldn't make head not tail of it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 10/9/2012

    " I loved this book. I thought that I would have to make a big effort to read it but found it very readable. I found reading it as an adult that I definitely saw things in this book that I would not have understood if I read it in school like a lot of my friends did. Give it a try. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Ellis | 1/9/2011

    " I have read this beautiful and brilliant novel at least a half-a-dozen times, and it still continues to amaze me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penney Cameron | 11/3/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. Even though I didn't like the characters I was compelled to read on as I wanted to find out the outcome. It was a challenging read but worth it. I want to read the rest but I need a holiday in a quiet place. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kirsten | 8/17/2010

    " The worst book I've ever read? Maybe not, but it wins the prizes for Most Annoying Book, Book Most Like Nails on a Chalkboard, Most Histrionic Book, and Book I'd Most Like to Throw Across the Room. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ulvia | 8/6/2010

    " This is one of the best books that i have ever read. Everyone should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tako Mdivnishvili | 7/21/2009

    " It was soooooooooooooooooooo amazing <3 love this book so much ! <3 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becca | 10/26/2006

    " I read this book for a project my freshman year of high school and I thought it was awful. However, after learning to appreciate literature more I believe a second reading is owed to this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofie Orlet | 5/24/2006

    " Excellent introduction to Dostoyevsky's work. I hated the end but the rest was quite captivating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Jart | 7/10/2005

    " Fantastic! Raskolnikov is a brilliant character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quinn | 6/21/2002

    " Complicated but good. I love the internal strife. Not so sure an ax was the best choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Guido | 4/21/2002

    " One of the classics of 19th century literature. Dostoevsky's tale is eminently readable, but requires full concentration. Each line, every word is of significance and you miss one at your peril. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maduka Ihalagama | 8/12/2001

    " One of the greatest novels that i have ever read. Author never let our curiosity to die. And also a good story line with a good study of young intellectual "

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About the Author

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821­–1881) was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short-story writer whose writings had a profound and universal influence on the twentieth-century novel.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.