Notes from the Underground


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(4.6 stars; 91 reviews)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short masterpiece about a ranting, slightly mad civil servant. The stylistic inventiveness, and the insights into the absurdities and weakness of humans seem so fresh and incisive today that if published now (a century and a half later) Notes would be considered an avant-garde post-modernist triumph. In some ways this is a heavy text, laden with conversational philosophizing; but the vividness of the narrator make it a wonderful read, and funny.
(Review by Hugh McGuire)

(5 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Part 1 Chapter 1 8:08 Read by Greg
Part 1 Chapter 2 8:00 Read by Greg
Part 1 Chapter 3 10:02 Read by Greg
Part 1 Chapter 4 4:19 Read by Randy Phillips
Part 1 Chapter 5 6:39 Read by Randy Phillips
Part 1 Chapter 6 3:24 Read by Randy Phillips
Part 1 Chapter 7 14:12 Read by Aaron Andrade
Part 1 Chapter 8 12:34 Read by Aaron Andrade
Part 1 Chapter 9 7:34 Read by Aaron Andrade
Part 1 Chapter 10-11 16:20 Read by Hugh McGuire
Part 2 Chapter 1 29:43 Read by Neal Foley
Part 2 Chapter 2 10:43 Read by Neal Foley
Part 2 Chapter 3 20:48 Read by Neal Foley
Part 2 Chapter 4 24:12 Read by Gord Mackenzie
Part 2 Chapter 5 12:23 Read by Gord Mackenzie
Part 2 Chapter 6 27:16 Read by Gord Mackenzie
Part 2 Chapter 7 21:27 Read by Gord Mackenzie
Part 2 Chapter 8 30:33 Read by Gord Mackenzie
Part 2 Chapter 9 21:08 Read by Gord Mackenzie
Part 2 Chapter 10 17:04 Read by Gord Mackenzie

Reviews

i feel personally attacked

(4.5 stars)

this book is incredibly relatable in a horrific kind of way. Read this of you need to know what destiny to run in the opposite direction of.

Great novel

(5 stars)

This single novel is probably the best piece i have ever read. The writter really touched on issues of a everyday life. Another novel by Mario Puzo 'The Godfather'together with Fyodors 'Notes from Undergrond' will probably blow your mind if you let your mind wonder deep into the Underground of Politics. The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx probably another piece i suggest for reading. I quote 'That is how governments are run today, do not ignore the guys who explored it in the past two centuries'

Holi Canoli

(4 stars)

how to even give this book a rating? Inside the mind of a high functioning narcissistic sociopath. Listening filled me with both horror and amazement, definitely a worthwhile read in that the writing is masterful and it teaches you how not to be. Not recommended to someone looking for a happy ending

lovely

(4 stars)

The change between readers is suprisingly okay--they have different styles but they all work. It's a fantastic piece of literature.

bad audio quality

(2 stars)

The first reader’s tone and audio quality made me turn this off after 5 minutes. Yikes.

(4.5 stars)

A well written book that captures the inner most thoughts and traits of well developed characters.

surprisingly very good reading

(4.5 stars)

u should listen it, its Dostoyevsky

Holy Shit

(5 stars)

Reading this book makes me want to go outside and do something, talk to people, ask a girl out, or, to be succinct, live. Valuable lessons to the exact people who would read this type of book. Read books, yes—but don't become one! (as has befallen the unfortunate soul narrated in this story) As Jordan Peterson said, existentialism presents you with two choices: 1.) Live a life of misery and cynicism, but without responsibility. or 2.) Realize that whether or not one was to know why we were here, it would not change the fact that we are here. Thus it is only rational to depart from metaphysical anxiety and proceed to live to your full potential, not in the underground. Take responsibility for your contentment.