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  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky Collection: The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, and The Idiot

  • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 90 hrs and 32 mins
  • 2.7 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky Collection: The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, and The Idiot

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Narrated by: Kevin Theis
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Summary

Written by the renowned Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a maker of classics and a literary genius, each of his works offers a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of human nature, philosophy, society, and religion. 

Inside this collection of timeless masterpieces, you’ll find three of Dostoyevsky’s most famous works - the gripping, drama-packed The Brothers Karamazov; a powerful account of a naive prince returning to his homeland and finding a world ready to take advantage of him in The Idiot; and finally, a deep and thought-provoking novel about an impoverished student who, upon pushing himself to murder to get by, struggles with the guilt and ramifications as his actions and beliefs haunt him in the 1866 novel Crime and Punishment.  

Standing the test of time, each of Dostoyevsky’s renowned works reflect his masterfulness in prose, character, and offer a harsh reflection of 19th century Russian life and the nation’s tremulous past.

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a literary and historical masterpiece BUT

This work is one of the greatest literary masterpieces.
And this fact is precisely why you do not allow a terrible narrator loose on it.

After about 5 minutes this audio presentation begins to shut down the attention and replace it with rage. It's arguable a dyslexic 8 year could do a better job.

I had to return this production. A first time event for me. I mean could not the narrator realise his awful inability to convey the messages of this great literary work and immediately quit? Arguably worse, could not the producers recognise it went pear-shaped in the first 5 minutes and halted its continuation rather than letting it roll on for tens of hours.

A shameful act by producers and narrator. Avoid them. But do get the titles independently and listen to a sample first.

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earplugs required

oh my goodness the narration! this book has been ruined. the reading style, if you could call it that, is something like a child learning to read. the emphasis the pronunciation the punctuation everything is dreadful. I would have given it minus stars for overall and performance but the system requires me to put 1. the story would have been wonderful if I could listen to it properly 90hrs? I couldn't manage the 1st chapter. I had to get a refund but rather than do that make sure you have a good listen to the sample before buying

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Absolutely dreadful

I could only listen to 2 minutes of this. The reader was dreadful. I’d like my money back

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Awful narration

I was really looking forward to this audio book, I have struggled to read Dostoyevsky in the past, so thought that an audio version of his work would be easier to handle.

Unfortunately it became apparent after only a few minutes that this version wouldn't be the one to help me out. This is purely because of the narration. I have listened to quite a few audio books and thought that I had experienced the best and worse there is. but I was wrong. I just couldn't listen to this, it is so bad.

The narrator sounds rather like a very bad American football commentator, everything is delivered in a rather excited tone with no heed taken as to punctuation or content. I completely fail to see how anyone could think that this is acceptable narration of such classic literature.

I only listened to sufficient of this product to allow me to post a review, otherwise I would have abandoned it after about 3 minutes.

I am very disappointed and frustrated.

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  • 12-02-22

Horrible audio narration

The audio narrator is absolutely out of his depth and it makes Dostoyevsky a miserable experience. Better to read the books. Do not recommend this narrator, avoid!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-07-19

terrible narrator. sounds like is newscasting.

bad. it is bad. narrator is terrible. sounds like he is newscasting and grates on your nerves the whole time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-10-19

can listen due to narrators voice, he is yelling

bad narrator ruins reading of classic returning book as soon as possible that's all period

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  • Annie GILLILAND
  • 12-12-19

ugh the narrator

I just couldn't finish this because of the narrator. The intonation makes it seem like an infomercial.

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  • Nick Palmer
  • 15-10-19

Classics -- all should read; frustrating audiobook

No need to comment on the Russian master, Dostoyevsky. Three great books; do need to get used to the names and nicknames.

The audio book is truly annoying to use. I wanted to start with Crime and Punishment. Ugh!! Took me twenty-plus minutes of hunting and searching, as it is the second title of the three. C'mon Man! I'd have expected this weak set of features ten years ago.

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  • Kevin McCarthy
  • 11-11-20

Fire the narrator

Terrible, terrific narration. Ruined story. Very hard to navigate to try other books.

Don’t buy

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  • Kelli
  • 01-01-23

Why is he shouting at me?

The narrator has a shouty delivery that sounds better suited to a sportscaster than an audiobook narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-22

Poor Narrator Perfomance for good books.

Story is good. The narrator has a really bad performance. Is very hard to listen. He reads in a rush without pauses making the story hard to understand.

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  • Zard
  • 06-08-21

reads to fast

Enjoy the storyies , however, the narrator moves to fast, and sounds like a sports announcer