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4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN:
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil. 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 Terri Jacobson | 2/13/2014

    " An important work of great Russian literature. Dostoyevsky tells the tale of the 4 brothers Karamazov and their dissipated father. The novel touches on great themes of faith vs doubt, free will or lack of free will, the existence of God and the meaning of redemption. The book is masterfully written and a difficult but joyous read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Mccall | 1/8/2014

    " Overall a very good book. The story moves a little slowly in the first half as there is a lot of character development happening with less plot movement. The second half of the book more than makes up for it as you see these complex characters take their places in the many concurrent stories and themes. I found myself thinking a lot about fatherhood towards the end of the book and have read a little bit about Dostoyevsky's life to better understand his perspective when he wrote this. I would like to read more about his life and times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Dundulis | 12/30/2013

    " "The Brothers Karamazov" is one of the greatest novels of all time. From the way Dostoevsky paints a picture of tsarist Russia, to the complexity and depth of his characters, to the gripping murder mystery that will leave you guessing (provided you've been lucky enough to avoid any spoilers), this novel is truly a masterwork from one of the greatest writers of all time. Yes, it's long. Very long. And if you've got a bad translation, the writing can seem a bit dense and chunky. But reading this book is worth every minute, because each and every page has the potential to share something profound and moving. This novel is beautiful in its simplicity, rapturous in its complexity. It reveals hidden truths about the world and humanity, and at its best, it offers ecstatic glimpses of the divine. It's just too damn good. Read this book. Even if you already know who killed the elder Karamazov, read it anyway. It's just that good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy Pecoraro | 12/8/2013

    " The book is very Russian as you might expect. But once you get over that and the fact that both the writer and the story take place quite a LONG TIME ago. It's incredibly moving story. Not usually something I read. But I did really enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Gretkus | 12/3/2013

    " Masterpiece. I remember I read it when there was little TV or cinema arround but for me this book exceeded even the big Hollywood productions in these days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Novalis | 12/1/2013

    " One of the most important books I've ever read, and one with profound significance for the twentieth century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Robbins | 11/22/2013

    " I enjoyed the first half of the book (with its back and forth monologues on religion so prominent) more than the second half, but an extremely rewarding read overall. The scope and complexity of the plot is pretty astounding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avid Reader | 9/1/2013

    " Pre GR. Read this during a one year period where I read nothing but Russian literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/3/2013

    " Much more religious, philosophical, and relevant than I thought "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 10/30/2012

    " Hallelujah. That's all I can say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 9/26/2012

    " This was an interesting book that made me think, but I was dissatisfied with the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 9/11/2012

    " Finished. It was glorious. I am a new man now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mert | 2/16/2012

    " Don't understand why I liked this novel so much, and probably this makes Dostoyevski so unique! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dankha Fiennes H | 8/24/2011

    " I love this book...just broke my heart and make me alive again..once more brilliant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Weir | 6/13/2011

    " Aloysha, The Grand Inquisitor, spiritual fathers, and what it means to love humankind and to love truly are all tidbits that add up to greatness in this. Life-changer for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 5/23/2011

    " Again this was a tough read and an enjoyable story. I keep trying to read books that are considered classics to see why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nerak | 5/20/2011

    " Read this circa 1978, want to reread. I'll probably get more out of it now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariapia | 5/16/2011

    " Il capolavoro di ogni tempo.
    E non ho altro da aggiungere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kev | 5/13/2011

    " The first time I read this, I thought it would kill me. Now I hold it as a measuring point for other books. And I think it could kill most books in page to page combat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alberto | 5/10/2011

    " The Brothers Karamazov, included in Time Magazine's 10 Greatest Books of All Time, proves to be one great reading experience. The large discourse on philosophy, religion is a highlight in this last book of Dostoyevsky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 joe | 5/6/2011

    " a very unusual story. there's a lot to read into and a fair amount of social commentary and philosophical implications surrounding the death/murder of the asshole dad. Does god exist? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ravi | 5/6/2011

    " the author is extemely details in his descrption of the characters of the brothers and the plot and it was a bit too tedious for me for a comfortable read.... returned it back after around 90 pages of reading..will take it up again in leisure and read it .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swallowfeather | 5/5/2011

    " *The* classic. What can I say? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben | 5/3/2011

    " 300 pages with these dreadful characters was enough. 550 more pages to go.....not for me. I'm done with Dostoyevsky. I'm done with russians as a group. "

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About the Narrator

Tim Pigott-Smith is an award-winning English actor of film, television, and stage and an audiobook narrator. He has narrated several notable television documentaries, including Crimes That Shook the World. He has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, for The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene and The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyesvky. He was a three-time finalist for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Original Work for the three-part Eyewitness series by Joanna Burke. His film career includes roles in major motion pictures, including V for Vendetta, Quantum of Solace, The Remains of the Day, Gangs of New York, and more. His numerous television credits include Downton Abbey, The Jewel in the Crown, and North and South. He is also a noted radio actor, appearing in many productions on BBC Radio 4, and a regular stage actor in Shakespearean and Greek roles.