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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 Dostoevsky Narrator: Robert Whitfield Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Despite the harsh circumstances besetting his own life - abject poverty, incessant gambling, and the death of his firstborn child - Dostoevsky produced a second masterpiece, The Idiot, just two years after completing Crime and Punishment. In it, a saintly man, Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more concerned with wealth, power, and sexual conquest than the ideals of Christianity. Myshkin soon finds himself at the center of a violent love triangle in which a notorious woman and a beautiful young girl become rivals for his affections. Extortion, scandal, and murder follow, testing the wreckage left by human misery to find man in man. 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 Sara | 2/11/2014

    " An excellent book, as engrossing as it is sad. The overarching theme, that an asylum is perhaps the only place for a good person in this world, is not unique to this work, but Dostoyevsky's exploration of this subject is excellent. Wonderful, complex characters, truly funny interludes, and a pathos at the center of the work make it one of the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Iacovetti | 1/27/2014

    " Just a tiny bit disappointing compared to some of his other books, but great nevertheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Allie | 1/14/2014

    " One of my favorite books of all time! While very heavy and sad, it is such a descriptive and involved book that you get lost in it. Highly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah Benton | 1/10/2014

    " Could not put it down :) "

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