The Double: A Petersburg Poem

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(3.3 stars; 14 reviews)

This is the story of a mild-mannered civil servant, Mr. Golyadkin, who begins to see his "doppelganger" appearing in his life (at work, in society, etc). This "double" has all the qualities that the protagonist lacks. His "double" bullies and persecutes him, slowly taking his place in the world. As the story progresses what could have been a true "double" is revealed to the reader as being Mr. Golyadkin's own mind splitting from reality. It is a haunting and tragic tale. (Summary by Greg Giordano) (6 hr 20 min)


01 - Chapter 1 14:04 Read by Greg Giordano
02 - Chapter 2 26:37 Read by sid
03 - Chapter 3 16:56 Read by Greg Giordano
04 - Chapter 4 33:09 Read by sid
05 - Chapter 5 16:43 Read by Greg Giordano
06 - Chapter 6 34:47 Read by sid
07 - Chapter 7 18:13 Read by Greg Giordano
08 - Chapter 8 36:19 Read by sid
09 - Chapter 9 39:23 Read by Greg Giordano
10 - Chapter 10 54:02 Read by sid
11 - Chapter 11 23:58 Read by Greg Giordano
12 - Chapter 12 32:28 Read by sid
13 - Chapter 13 33:42 Read by Greg Giordano


(0.5 stars)

At least half of the readings were so awful I couldn't listen to them. Some,I couldn't even understand they were so poorly pronounced. I could finish the book unfortunately as It seemed a good story and I am very fond of Dostoyevsky.

One of Dostoyevsky's autobiographical neurosis and eccentricities novels

(0 stars)

The great Dostoyevsky as in the Idiot, is putting a much of his own wonderfully eccentric and painfully neurotic "qualities" into the protagonist or "hero". just started so reserve the right to revise and extend my remarks

spoiler in the description

(3 stars)

I know it's an old book, but don't give away the entire point of the story in the description. Good book otherwise.