The Brothers Karamazov

  • by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 34 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After spending four years in a Siberian penal settlement, during which time he underwent a religious conversion, Dostoevsky developed a keen ability for deep character analysis. In The Brothers Karamazov, he explores human nature at its most loathsome and cruel but never flinches at what he finds.The Brothers Karamazov tells the stirring tale of four brothers: the pleasure-seeking, impatient Dmitri; the brilliant and morose Ivan; the gentle, loving, and honest Alyosha; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov: shy, silent, and cruel. The four unite in the murder of one of literature's most despicable characters - their father. This was Dostoevsky's final and best work.

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What the Critics Say

"[Dostoevsky is] at once the most literary and compulsively readable of novelists we continue to regard as great....The Brothers Karamazov stands as the culmination of his art - his last, longest, richest, and most capacious book." (Washington Post Book World)

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Unlistenable

The reader pauses all wrongly and has a very supercilious voice. Had to abandon listening it was driving me mad.
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- Su

the worst reader I have ever heard

I agree with the previous review: the reader is simply appalling. Unbearably posh pronunciation, no sense of what characters are like, he just ruins without any mercy a masterpiece. Keep far from this version. It is virtually not usable. Extremely irritating or sleep inducing.I think at times it could be difficult to understand also by native English speakers,
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- Alessandro

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.