Crime and Punishment (Version 3)


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.6 stars; 144 reviews)

Crime and Punishment is the second of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from 5 years of exile in Siberia, and is considered the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing. The novel 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, in an attempt to defend his actions, argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime while ridding the world of a vermin, and to test a theory of his that some people are naturally superior and have the right to commit crimes if it is in pursuit of a higher purpose. ( Mark Nelson) (22 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Preface 5:38 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 1 Chapter 1 21:23 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 1 Chapter 2 46:57 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 1 Chapter 3 33:07 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 1 Chapter 4 32:15 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 1 Chapter 5 25:51 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 1 Chapter 6 31:09 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 1 Chapter 7 29:42 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 2 Chapter 1 43:11 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 2 Chapter 2 26:38 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 2 Chapter 3 33:18 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 2 Chapter 4 25:24 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 2 Chapter 5 27:43 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 2 Chapter 6 49:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 2 Chapter 7 44:41 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 3 Chapter 1 36:07 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 3 Chapter 2 28:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 3 Chapter 3 34:38 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 3 Chapter 4 28:31 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 3 Chapter 5 47:14 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 3 Chapter 6 27:42 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 4 Chapter 1 31:11 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 4 Chapter 2 30:21 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 4 Chapter 3 20:28 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 4 Chapter 4 41:15 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 4 Chapter 5 44:37 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 4 Chapter 6 18:55 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 5 Chapter 1 39:53 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 5 Chapter 2 30:54 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 5 Chapter 3 36:12 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 5 Chapter 4 43:50 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 5 Chapter 5 33:45 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 6 Chapter 1 25:02 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 6 Chapter 2 35:50 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 6 Chapter 3 23:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 6 Chapter 4 28:07 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 6 Chapter 5 35:37 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 6 Chapter 6 34:10 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 6 Chapter 7 23:22 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 6 Chapter 8 25:57 Read by Mark Nelson
Epilogue 39:00 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

Rick Z


(3.5 stars)

Not Nelson's best work. He doesn't differentiate different speakers well and this can get confusing in the long and complex dialogues in this book.

Classic story, great reading


(5 stars)

A wonderful reading of one of the great works of literature. Highly recommended.

C & P — a journey thru life’s desperation


(5 stars)

Well I finally listened to this story. I’d been meaning to for some time. It brings home just what conditions were present in the not so distant past. And just how far we have to go.

A depiction of the struggling great.


(5 stars)

Every detail Dostoyevsky invented in Crime and Punishment works to serve a purpose. Ultimately, it’s a criticism on nihilism which means to assume life has no meaning, and everything that has ever existed one came about by accident. The fact that someone can go through emotional situations with developing characteristics shows that life has meaning. Quite plainly, life is only meaningful if you give it meaning.

excellent book, superb narration


(5 stars)

I've tried several times to read this classic with no success. when I found an audiobook version read by mark Nelson, I knew it was going to be great. the story is difficult to grasp at times, but the characters are complex, the situations unusual, and the feelings and thoughts are very human. thanks for the great story and the great narration :)

Interesting Story


(4 stars)

Story is interesting with good character discriptions. Storyline is a bit lengthy and at times a bit too much unnecessary chatter that seems unrealistic. Main character make you constantly wonder if he's going to snap put of it & come to new insights. Narrator makes this book well worth a listen

Great accent and pace


(4 stars)

Even though I have the Vintage Classics version, I loved this reading as a helpful tool. The narrator is kind of slow, but the pace is consistent and the audio can be sped up in my app. I'm not Russian, but he pronounced the names believably and consistently.


(4.5 stars)

Tried listening to version one and couldn’t understand it. Awful reading. Version two was a bit better. Version three is the best. Nice voice to listen to and easy to understand and follow. So happy to find the ap and other versions.