Crime and Punishment

  • by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • 23 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A desperate young man plans the perfect crime - the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old woman no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime - to transgress moral law - if it will ultimately benefit humanity?
So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: a powerful psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, and a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical, religious, and social commentary.
Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in a garret in the gloomy slums of St. Petersburg, carries out his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution, madness, and terror. Crime and Punishment takes the listener on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil - a man who cannot escape his own conscience.

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Fascinating and wonderfully read

I wanted to write a review to say how much I enjoyed Dick Hill's enthusiastic, energetic rendition, even if many of his characters sounded at times like Peter Lorre, which didn't detract. A fascinating novel in so many ways.
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- Ian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-07-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio