The Idiot

  • by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Narrated by Michael Sheen
  • 4 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Prince Lef Nikolayevitch Muishkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naive, an idealist or, as many in General Yepanchin's society feel, an 'idiot'? Certainly, his return to St. Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful Aglaya, youngest of the Yepanchin daughters and on the charismatic but willful Nastasia Phillipovna. As he paints a vivid picture of Russian society, Dostoyevsky shows how principles conflict with emotions - with tragic results.
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Fell in love

My absolute favourite book I have bought on this site. I instantly feel in love with Dostoevsky. This beauiful story is brought so evocatively to life by the brilliant, fanstastic and outstanding Michael Sheen. I personally could listen to him for hours and instantly went out and got the crime and punishment he also reads. I recommend this book to absolutely everyone!! It highlights how easily people's lives can be ruined not by other's greed, selfishness or any other vice...but by their innocence. Powerful stuff.
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- Hannah

Exceptional Classic

A gantastic read taken up a notch by phenomenal voice acting of Michael Sheen. Highly recommended.
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- V. Baev

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-10-2000
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks