Crime and Punishment (Version 3)


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.5 stars; 104 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.

(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.

(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!