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Crime and Punishment (version 2)

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(4,76 Sterne; 430 Bewertungen)

"Crime and Punishment" is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is considered the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing. "Crime and Punishment" 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 argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless vermin. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by comparing himself with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose. Much of the suspense of the novel is psychological, as the reader agonizes over Raskolnikov's efforts to evade justice for his crime. Much of it is also moral, as the question of whether or not Raskolnikov himself can find redemption as a human being leads to a surprising culmination. - Summary by Wikipedia (edited by Expatriate) (19 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Preface

5:39

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Part I, Chapter 01

19:30

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Part I, Chapter 02a

20:08

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Part I, Chapter 02b

21:25

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Part I, Chapter 03

30:15

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Part I, Chapter 04

29:05

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Part I, Chapter 05

24:04

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Part I, Chapter 06

28:35

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Part I, Chapter 07

26:40

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Part II, Chapter 01a

17:03

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Part II, Chapter 01b

21:10

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Part II, Chapter 02

23:32

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Part II, Chapter 03

29:51

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Part II, Chapter 04

22:43

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Part II, Chapter 05

25:57

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Part II, Chapter 06a

22:42

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Part II, Chapter 06b

22:59

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Part II, Chapter 07a

20:40

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Part II, Chapter 07b

20:10

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Part III, Chapter 01

30:34

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Part III, Chapter 02

25:41

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Part III, Chapter 03

29:57

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Part III, Chapter 04

25:30

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Part III, Chapter 05a

20:17

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Part III, Chapter 05b

22:42

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Part III, Chapter 06

25:21

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Part IV, Chapter 01

27:59

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Part IV, Chapter 02

27:13

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Part IV, Chapter 03

17:52

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Part IV, Chapter 04a

16:28

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Part IV, Chapter 04b

20:54

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Part IV, Chapter 05a

21:58

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Part IV, Chapter 05b

19:43

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Part IV, Chapter 06

16:12

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Part V, Chapter 01a

18:36

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Part V, Chapter 01b

18:13

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Part V, Chapter 02

30:53

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Part V, Chapter 03

33:37

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Part V, Chapter 04a

17:27

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Part V, Chapter 04b

19:41

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Part V, Chapter 05

28:47

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Part VI, Chapter 01

22:04

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Part VI, Chapter 02

31:23

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Part VI, Chapter 03

21:28

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Part VI, Chapter 04

25:39

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Part VI, Chapter 05

31:20

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Part VI, Chapter 06

31:40

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Part VI, Chapter 07

20:36

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Part VI, Chapter 08

22:38

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Epilogue, Chapter 01

18:08

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Epilogue, Chapter 02

19:59

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Bewertungen

incredible!

(5 Sterne)

A deep and visceral novel which speaks volumes of our humanity. The Narrator was perfect. Thank you for your time!!

Brilliant book that is read exceptionally well

(5 Sterne)

The reader has a very clear and consistent tone of voice and appears to have a good understanding of the material as he reads. Emphasis, timing, and pace make this a very enjoyable book to hear for long road trips. The actual story itself is a masterpice btw. Kudos to Librivox for sharing all this fantastic literature!

Definitely the best book I've encountered

(5 Sterne)

Fabolous. the english is incredible. the tale is well cradted. i would give it a 6 star if i could.

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(5 Sterne)

To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.

(5 Sterne)

Brilliant writing . I could not stop listening.

Interesting story, solid narration

(4 Sterne)

Parts of the novel were really gripping and exciting, while others were a bit slow. Overall a very interesting concept. The narration was clear and steady throughout. All the characters were read with the same voice, as opposed to other readers I have heard on this app that have a unique voice for each character. This made it a little difficult distinguishing which character was speaking at times. Very appreciative of all the effort the narrator went through to record this though!

Not what I expected, in a good way.

(5 Sterne)

I expected nihilism and existentialism. Instead, this book provides a riveting psychological study of how an ordinary person, with slightly above average intelligence and education, can trick himself into rationalizing evil. The protagonist plays devil's advocate against natural law and suffers for it. Explorations of God, suffering, ends justifying the means, conscience, poor circumstances, and mind games all come into the spotlight. Beautiful book, far more fascinating and hopeful than I expected.

reading needs improvement

(1 Sterne)

The readers tone, inflection and phrasing is incredibly inconsistent making this recording almost impossible to listen and retain anything you've heard. I have stopped this recording after Chapter 2, in hopes I can find a different reader somewhere else. If you can listen to "Seinfeld" read such an incredible book to you, this is the one for you. Otherwise, keep moving.