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Naxos Audiobooks did a terrible job,
This review is from: The Brothers Karamazov (Audio CD)
Naxos Audiobooks should not be allowed to create this type of product. The abridged version of The Brothers Karamazov is an unethical, unacceptable, and simply evil joke that will kill any interest in Dostoevsky's novel. My advice, pick up a real book, full version and enjoy this outstanding novel.
Naxos Audiobooks went as far as putting a portrait of a famous Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko on the cover of this CD. I would like to know what does Taras Shevchenko have to do with the Brothers Karamazov? Any educated individual will laugh at this publisher's stupidity and absolute lack of knowledge of both Russian and Ukrainian literary heritage. What disrespect to Russian and Ukrainian cultures! Before trying to make money on using those authors, they ought to at least make a basic research... Outrageous!
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Initial post: Jul 16, 2010 11:58:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 17, 2010 12:44:27 AM PDT
Paul J. Fedwick says:
Bravo ! Couldn't agree more ! Alternatives: Blackstone (complete, with F. Davidson), and Hovel (with Simon Vance, abridged though superlative).
Posted on Oct 28, 2011 8:32:23 AM PDT
M. Santana says:
I read the Constance Garnett version of this book and the translation sucks. Right now I am going to reread the book with a better translation by Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear.
Posted on Dec 28, 2011 11:15:06 AM PST
Eric Smith says:
If the introduction to this book reflects upon the way Naxos Audiobooks does things, then I agree whole-heartedly: stay away. What an agenda-filled crock trying to catapult Christianity using false claims and assumptions.
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