The Brothers Karamazov

  • by Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)
  • Narrated by Gabriel Woolf
  • 37 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Published in November 1880, Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing the novel set in 19th-century Russia.Fydor Karamazov, a mean and disreputable landowner, has three sons, Dmitry, a profligate army officer; Ivan, a writer with revolutionary ideas; and Alexey, a religious novice. A drama of patricide and fraternal jealousy unfolds, involving the questions of anarchism and atheism, and giving a portrait of Russian society in the turbulent 1870s. Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881) was a Russian fiction writer, essayist, and philosopher whose works have been acclaimed all over the world by thinkers as diverse as Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein.Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
Translated by David Magarshack


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Good translation and excellent reading, good pace!
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- Paul

Brilliant study of human nature in difficult times

I read the unabridged version and was quite gripped by the story most of the time. Speaking to some Russian PhD students at the University where I work they had not had the same response when they read it during their schooling in Russia. They had found it quite dark and depressing. Perhaps age makes a difference in one’s perception of books. From my perspective I think Dostoevsky’s understanding of human nature is brilliant and I loved the way that he wove the teachings of Christianity in and out of his stories.
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- Geoffrey G. Harvey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-03-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB