Notes from the Underground

  • by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Narrated by Daniel Dorse
  • 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The author of the diary and the diary itself are, of course, imaginary. Nevertheless it is clear that such persons as the writer of these notes not only may, but positively must, exist in our society, when we consider the circumstances in the midst of which our society is formed. I have tried to expose to the view of the public more distinctly than is commonly done, one of the characters of the recent past. He is one of the representatives of a generation still living. In this fragment, entitled "Underground", this person introduces himself and his views, and, as it were, tries to explain the causes owing to which he has made his appearance and was bound to make his appearance in our midst. In the second fragment there are added the actual notes of this person concerning certain events in his life.- Author's Note

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I'd forgotten

I had forgotten how good this short little encapsulation of Dostoevsky is. the performance is animated and enjoyable. the story captures, as Dostoevsky usually does, real world thought by creating archetypical characters. if you haven't read this, enjoy the nutcase narrator and see how his extreme views are actually quite natural if you remove the protection of social convention.
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- Sharon Talbott

A PAGE TURNING CLASSIC

Some of us see politics from above with the help of God. 'Notes helps us see politics from below.
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- Steven W. Wood

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2017
  • Publisher: Atlantic Audio