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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (37,723 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Michael Sheen Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Prince Lef Nikolayevitch Muishkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naive, an idealist or, as many in General Yepanchin's society feel, an 'idiot'? Certainly, his return to St. Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful Aglaya, youngest of the Yepanchin daughters and on the charismatic but willful Nastasia Phillipovna. As he paints a vivid picture of Russian society, Dostoyevsky shows how principles conflict with emotions - with tragic results. 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 by Zagadka | 2/13/2014

    " One of my favorite books. Long read for me and I remember putting it down several times when I read it and thinking, "Uh-oh, it's been too long. I won't remember enough and how will I ever get all those names straight again?" Then I'd tell myself to just get in there and do it and every time I did I got sucked right back in. Riveting to the end, I highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Noemi | 2/7/2014

    " Myshkin is the Good encarnation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Green Lyons | 1/22/2014

    " incredible. the pity and love i felt for these characters and anger and spite and the completeness of the story is really... russian. i just loved it. and the only way it survived was because it was a hardback- i feel like i would have ripped the thing in two by how much i flipped through pages and went back for quotes and lived in it for a month. im going to miss it. i really really am. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cathy | 1/1/2014

    " Oh, my. I loved this at the beginning, especially because in reading it as an e-book I could bookmark each character as they appeared and make notes of all name variations and who that character was. (Have you ever read a Russian novel????) Then I bogged down. Way down. Finally skimmed through to see how it ended. I have such wonderful memories of reading Crime and Punishment, but either I've changed (likely) or this just isn't as well done (possible.) I dunno. "

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