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In this classic tale of sin, guilt, and redemption, Dostoevsky draws an illuminating psychological portrait of a poor St. Petersburg student who murders an older moneylender for her cash and to prove his theories about good and evil. After becoming incapacitated by remorse, he finds solace from an unlikely source. Although this is an older recording, performer Walter Zimmerman's precise elocution and dramatic voice make listening to the tale a real pleasure. This is a wonderful way to experience a colossus of literature.
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Summary

No literary work of fiction exceeds Crime and Punishment for its evocation of the deepest essence of tragedy, pity, and terror. Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg, murders an old woman, a money-lender, to prove his theory that violence purifies the strong. But no sooner is the deed done than Raskolnikov begins to feel remorse. What follows is one of the greatest psychological studies in world literature.
(P)1984 Jimcin Recordings
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4 out of 5 stars
By Darren on 15-04-09

Great classic audio book

I really enjoyable "read", a true audio classic in all its unabridged splendor, and I would recommend it to anyone. The only negative remark I would make it that this audio recording suffers from what is called "print-through" where as you can hear a slight pre-echo of what the narrator is going to say before they say it, which can be quite noticeable and distracting when listened to in a quiet environment.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Louis on 14-02-07

Well Done

Often in reviewing a great performance, it is difficult to determine which worked best; the actual performance or the material on which the performance is based. In the case of this audio book, both the story and the reader are very well done.

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22 of 23 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Glenn on 31-07-06

Great Book

Great book and very well read although, as I've said in other reviews, people have very different tastes in reading styles so make sure you listen to the sample before ordering.

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