Crime and Punishment

  • by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Narrated by Walter Zimmerman
  • 23 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No literary work of fiction exceeds Crime and Punishment for its evocation of the deepest essence of tragedy, pity, and terror. Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg, murders an old woman, a money-lender, to prove his theory that violence purifies the strong. But no sooner is the deed done than Raskolnikov begins to feel remorse. What follows is one of the greatest psychological studies in world literature.


Audible Editor Reviews

In this classic tale of sin, guilt, and redemption, Dostoevsky draws an illuminating psychological portrait of a poor St. Petersburg student who murders an older moneylender for her cash and to prove his theories about good and evil. After becoming incapacitated by remorse, he finds solace from an unlikely source. Although this is an older recording, performer Walter Zimmerman's precise elocution and dramatic voice make listening to the tale a real pleasure. This is a wonderful way to experience a colossus of literature.


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Well Done

Often in reviewing a great performance, it is difficult to determine which worked best; the actual performance or the material on which the performance is based. In the case of this audio book, both the story and the reader are very well done.
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- Louis

Great Book

Great book and very well read although, as I've said in other reviews, people have very different tastes in reading styles so make sure you listen to the sample before ordering.
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- Glenn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2006
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings