Crime and Punishment


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(3.1 stars; 72 reviews)

Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil. Crime and Punishment is considered by many as the first of Dostoevsky's cycle of great novels, which would culminate with his last completed work, The Brothers Karamazov, shortly before his death. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(23 hr 26 min)

Chapters

01 - Part 1 Chapter 1 30:51 Read by Nerijus
02 - Part 1 Chapter 2 1:10:10 Read by Nerijus
03 - Part 1 Chapter 3 50:49 Read by Nerijus
04 - Part 1 Chapter 4 46:01 Read by Nerijus
05 - Part 1 Chapter 5 34:58 Read by Nerijus
06 - Part 1 Chapter 6 39:17 Read by Nerijus
07 - Part 1 Chapter 7 40:54 Read by Nerijus
08 - Part 2 Chapter 1 45:33 Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
09 - Part 2 Chapter 2 28:58 Read by Ransom
10 - Part 2 Chapter 3 33:35 Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
11 - Part 2 Chapter 4 30:20 Read by Beecher
12 - Part 2 Chapter 5 26:55 Read by Julie Pandya
13 - Part 2 Chapter 6 43:17 Read by Julie Pandya
14 - Part 2 Chapter 7 42:37 Read by Julie Pandya
15 - Part 3 Chapter 1 34:12 Read by Julie Pandya
16 - Part 3 Chapter 2 28:37 Read by Julie Pandya
17 - Part 3 Chapter 3 29:22 Read by Janni
18 - Part 3 Chapter 4 31:15 Read by Maire Rhode
19 - Part 3 Chapter 5 42:44 Read by Anna Simon
20 - Part 3 Chapter 6 32:43 Read by Michael Thomas Robinson
21 - Part 4 Chapter 1 28:56 Read by Anna Simon
22 - Part 4 Chapter 2 28:11 Read by Anna Simon
23 - Part 4 Chapter 3 17:15 Read by Andrew Vidal
24 - Part 4 Chapter 4 36:16 Read by Andrew Vidal
25 - Part 4 Chapter 5 41:34 Read by Anna Simon
26 - Part 4 Chapter 6 21:25 Read by Beecher
27 - Part 5 Chapter 1 45:16 Read by Michael Thomas Robinson
28 - Part 5 Chapter 2 34:40 Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
29 - Part 5 Chapter 3 33:31 Read by Anna Simon
30 - Part 5 Chapter 4 43:59 Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
31 - Part 5 Chapter 5 30:30 Read by Anna Simon
32 - Part 6 Chapter 1 23:39 Read by Anna Simon
33 - Part 6 Chapter 2 32:23 Read by Rick Box
34 - Part 6 Chapter 3 26:05 Read by Jc Guan
35 - Part 6 Chapter 4 33:09 Read by Ksushi
36 - Part 6 Chapter 5 43:27 Read by Ksushi
37 - Part 6 Chapter 6 33:15 Read by Vanessa
38 - Part 6 Chapter 7 27:01 Read by Michael Thomas Robinson
39 - Part 6 Chapter 8 27:18 Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
40 - Epilogue 35:09 Read by Anna Simon

Reviews

Poor

(1 stars)

I appreciate that the reader has given their time and effort. But this is a poor reading. Can't believe this is the only reading they have of this important piece of literature.

Keep listening

(3 stars)

A combination of poor recording quality and a somewhat monotone reading make the first two books difficult to listen to. But after that point the reader changes and the rest of the readers are much better. As another reviewer pointed out though, who can complain about FREE? I for one have been extremely blessed to have books that I wanted to read but don't have time for available for free to listen to. :)

Part 1 needs a remake

(3 stars)

Part 1 of this should really be opened for a re-read if it isn't already. This the poorest reading quality I have seen from librivox yet. It is better then nothing I guess. But it needs to be opened so if anyone want to do a better recording of part 1 then can. Part 2 and onwards are good.

The 2nd half is better

(4 stars)

I switched to reading Part 1 because the phrasing was disjointed by the reader making it impossible for me to follow or appreciate the recording. The cadence in the first few sections of Part 2 had the same effect. The readers after that point did a good job. It's a 5-star book. Discounting the first 2 readers, I give the rest of them a cumulative 4 stars

UGH!

(2.5 stars)

The first reader is horrible! I tried to listen, when I was reading the book it was a lil interesting..but with that reader on part 1 was horrid! I am going to stick to reading it out of my book instead for now :/

(1 stars)

My favorite novel. Unfortunately, Impossible to listen to. The .majority of the reading was atrocious and physically painful to listen to. PLEASE RERECORD!

Excellent!

(5 stars)

First, this is a Beautiful story! Second, it is wonderfully read by most of the readers. I actually really enjoyed the first reader the most. It’s a Russian novel! Therefore, his heavy accent was well suited to the task and his pronunciation many times was amusing rather than annoying. I thought that the american voices were actually the annoying ones. Anyway, I’m so glad to have finally “read” this book. Not at all what I expected: waaaaay better! Thank you, LibraVox.

reading needs improvement

(2 stars)

The main purpose of a review is to inform about the reading quality (atleast in the context of an audiobook) - so regardless of your quiz result, understand that people here need reviews to decide weather to download or not; most want an enjoyable reading, not a test prep.