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Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov explores different ideologies surrounding the notion of family and religion, testing the strength of these familial bonds. His beautifully crafted stories often engulf the reader with his distinct characters regardless of which novel you're reading. Dostoyevsky is known for his ability to craft characters and stories that explore the very idea of being human, and The Brothers Karamazov definitely achieves this.
Having read this book more than once in the past, I can say that reading through any translated work can be slightly awkward for readers, but Alastair Cameron does a spectacular job helping to distinguish and give identities to each of the characters through his narration style, making it an easier read to listen to than to actually read it. His warm tone makes it a delight to listen to and follow along without getting confused. Anyone who’s read other works of Dostoyevsky and knows of his ability to create brilliantly complex stories, will definitely appreciate The Brothers Karamazov as well.
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Even though this book is over thirty hours long it's certainly a great one to listen to. Dostoyevsky is one of the greatest writers of his time and his works have certainly earned the reputation of great classics. His own life and experiences heavily influenced his writings with some characters overlapping real events within his own life. Alastair Cameron does a wonderful job in this narration with a magnificent pace, adding drama and emotion where needed, and with crisp and clear articulation.
A great classical piece that's a must have for any collection!
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