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Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who hunts him down for his terrible crime, is a stunning psychological portrait, a thriller and a profound meditation on guilt and retribution. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Dostoyevski's classic novel of murder and guilt, featuring the conflicted killer Raskolnikov and his intellectually nimble antagonist Porfiry Petrovich, is read by the well-regarded Dick Hill. The combination should make for a must-listen audiobook, but the results are disappointingly plodding. Hill overemotes much of Dostoyevski's emotionally charged dialogue, rendering a delicate series of encounters as an array of outbursts and breakdowns. Listeners might find themselves wishing that Hill would restrain himself from the pitfalls of facile emotion in favor of a straight delivery of the inherent drama and descriptive splendor of the novel In a welcome technological twist, however, Tantor includes an e-book with this audiobook (as it does with most of its classic audiobooks), giving readers multiple options for how they might prefer to encounter Dostoyevski. (Sept.)
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Purchased 2 for my seniors AP lit. class. The books were in excellent condition.Published 2 days ago by SHAUNA
One of my favorite novels. Dostoyevsky's penetrating psychological insights alone are worth the read. The slow build, the layered rationalizations, the horrific realization. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Dasein
I have read the original in Russian and believe this translation is very my close to the original, it has no defect of loosing meaning or flavour in translation.Published 10 days ago by wijay
Don't speed read this book , its worth a long slow comprehensive read.Published 15 days ago by Jess Jennings