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Crime and Punishment (version 2)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)

1. Preface
2. Part I, Chapter 01
3. Part I, Chapter 02a
4. Part I, Chapter 02b
5. Part I, Chapter 03
6. Part I, Chapter 04
7. Part I, Chapter 05
8. Part I, Chapter 06
9. Part I, Chapter 07
10. Part II, Chapter 01a
11. Part II, Chapter 01b
12. Part II, Chapter 02
13. Part II, Chapter 03
14. Part II, Chapter 04
15. Part II, Chapter 05
16. Part II, Chapter 06a
17. Part II, Chapter 06b
18. Part II, Chapter 07a
19. Part II, Chapter 07b
20. Part III, Chapter 01
21. Part III, Chapter 02
22. Part III, Chapter 03
23. Part III, Chapter 04
24. Part III, Chapter 05a
25. Part III, Chapter 05b
26. Part III, Chapter 06
27. Part IV, Chapter 01
28. Part IV, Chapter 02
29. Part IV, Chapter 03
30. Part IV, Chapter 04a
31. Part IV, Chapter 04b
32. Part IV, Chapter 05a
33. Part IV, Chapter 05b
34. Part IV, Chapter 06
35. Part V, Chapter 01a
36. Part V, Chapter 01b
37. Part V, Chapter 02
38. Part V, Chapter 03
39. Part V, Chapter 04a
40. Part V, Chapter 04b
41. Part V, Chapter 05
42. Part VI, Chapter 01
43. Part VI, Chapter 02
44. Part VI, Chapter 03
45. Part VI, Chapter 04
46. Part VI, Chapter 05
47. Part VI, Chapter 06
48. Part VI, Chapter 07
49. Part VI, Chapter 08
50. Epilogue, Chapter 01
51. Epilogue, Chapter 02

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    "Crime and Punishment" is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is considered the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing. "Crime and Punishment" focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless vermin. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by comparing himself with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose. Much of the suspense of the novel is psychological, as the reader agonizes over Raskolnikov's efforts to evade justice for his crime. Much of it is also moral, as the question of whether or not Raskolnikov himself can find redemption as a human being leads to a surprising culmination.



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    The reader has a very strong accent and little understanding of English speech rhythms. It took a LOT of concentration to simply understand what they were saying. I couldn't follow the sense of individual sentences, let alone get immersed in the narrative. I commend the reader for their effort; but I found this impossible to listen to.


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    I loved this. It is now my favorite book. It has changed me somehow. I love the narrator. He captured it perfectly.


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    Lynn Hedahl

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    I agree with most of the above reviews, chapters 1-7 are almost torture. Speed up your recording and it helps this part be easier to listen to. Persevere, because it is worth it. Very interesting.


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    Perhaps the narrator should think of another profession, this ISN'T his cup of tea.


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    Horrible. Could not connect well with the narrator.

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    - Worst Narration

    This is the worst narration I have ever heard. I don't know how this passes as ok, even for free. This narration should be redone asap


    - Reader

    Reader was hard to understand.

    Love the reader! Voice full of character, really adds to the feel of the story