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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (77,796 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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The Brothers Karamazov is Dostoevsky's crowning life work and stands among the best novels in world literature.

The book probes the possible roles of four brothers in the unresolved murder of their father, Fyodor Karamazov. At the same time, it carefully explores the personalities and inclinations of the brothers themselves. Their psyches together represent the full spectrum of human nature, the continuum of faith and doubt.

Ultimately, this novel seeks to understand the real meaning of faith and existence and includes much beneficial philosophical and spiritual discussion that moves the reader towards faith. An incredibly enjoyable and edifying story! Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/17/2014

    " This is my favorite book, perhaps of all time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Scott Stephens | 1/29/2014

    " I've got to break this habit of putting down books that are considered "classics". This is the award-winning translation and I still have to say I just couldn't get into it. I guess its because I have such high expectations of these types of books I get disappointed when they don't unfold the way I want them to. At least that seems to be the case with the drama based books. I'll be the first to admit I don't think like a normie, so I am immediately at a disadvantage when trying to read from this genre. When I read other genres I don't have any preference as to how the story/plot unfolds- I just go along for the ride. I gave this an honest effort but after 412 pages, I just can't keep forcing myself to read a story I just don't care about. Life is too short to read boring books-right? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/21/2014

    " This is probably my favorite book. Dostoevsky planned for this to be the first of a seventeen-book series exploring the question of the existence of God. Sadly, he did not live to complete any more of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/17/2014

    " Truly an amazing work that explores many of lifes great issues. I read the Andrew McAndrew (UVa Professor, too) translation....mighty fine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina Whitlock | 1/16/2014

    " I finished all 900 pages. Yeah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin Huston | 1/14/2014

    " Read this a a high school freshman. Got me into Russian authors and Russian History. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 vsesorry | 1/13/2014

    " One of the best books of all time. Period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Omar Manejwala | 12/24/2013

    " This is the superior translation. I've read all of them that I can find and this one is my favorite. With regards to the book itself, this is the greatest novel of all time. Period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 11/3/2013

    " I find it humbling to attempt to review this magnanimous work of literature. Dostoevsky's novels rest somewhere in a person's conception of the world, and should have an unlimited affect upon their moral discourse and engagement with others. This novel is no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zach | 10/29/2013

    " Forgiveness, depths of passion, charity. All lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chamberk | 9/4/2012

    " This is a long book. But Mitya and Fyodor Karamazov are cool dudes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea Heath | 6/30/2012

    " Interesting story, but very long-winded "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 4/3/2012

    " A great classic, fictional commentary on human behavior. The progress of the book plateaus but the reader is still able to learn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Banka | 3/31/2012

    " Amazingly tedious. Very few redeeming qualities. I suppose for its time it was revolutionary in its approach to theology, and I'm sure the world is a better place for this book having been written, but I don't see much reason to read it any longer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Mcewen | 1/27/2012

    " Translation was by Andrew Macandrew in my version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 1/12/2012

    " A book i figured i would not finish when i started. Surprisingly, i found it very readable and quite interesting. The ultimate dysfunctional family perhaps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 7/11/2011

    " Genius. This won't be a long review, I won't be able to it justice, but I'd like to say that unlike other works, the Brothers Karamazov can be reread many times, due to the complexity, sheer size and its ambiguity "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DrDay | 10/15/2010

    " Not quite like watching Battlestar Galactica, but amazing how the intrigue, tension, and passion can go on and on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina Winch | 8/1/2010

    " Somehow I made it thru this whole book and I was pretty young when I read it so maybe that was part of it but I thought it was pretty much the most boring book ever! Probably it was out of my league but I have no desire to try again haha.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob Harris | 2/7/2010

    " The translation is brilliant - its inviting and it really makes this intimidating tome readable. Dostoevsky packs a lot of philosophy into this book, which makes Brothers an incredibly satisfying read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefania | 8/24/2009

    " E' stata dura arrivare in fondo ma ne valeva la pena! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wordsmith | 1/27/2009

    " This is MY kind of book. Actually, this IS my book! Meaty, weighty, LONG! And no surprises. You know what you're getting yourself into from the get go. First read in College. Love it. "

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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

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.