Crime and Punishment (Version 3)


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.6 stars; 71 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.

(4 stars)

Not exciting reader, but solid, and grows on one. Like many, the novel begins to reveal its depth when looking back. Very glad to do so.

(5 stars)

Wow, I’ve read this work numerous times but it continues to move me. Thank you so much for the wonderful reading of this brilliant novel.

(5 stars)

Thoroughly enjoyed both the story and the reader. Grateful for Librivox and the opportunity to absorb great literature on the go!

Powerful!

(5 stars)

A must listen. The reading is clear and really brings the classic story to life.

(5 stars)

Awesome reading. I’ll look into more from this reader based on the reading.