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)
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December 6, 2011 Subject:
Part 1 needs a remake
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.
November 3, 2010 Subject:
The 2nd half is better
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
November 18, 2009 Subject:
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. :)
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.
April 2, 2009 Subject:
I am reading this for school and after listening to this audiobook, i got the best grade on my quiz ever. And to the reviewer above me, i say, who cares? you can't complain about a FREE audiobook. so shut up and listen. and also, there is more than one reader, genuis.
March 4, 2009 Subject:
Not a Good Reader
The reader seems to have a problem breathing and does not accentuate as one would in normal conversation, very monotone.
He reads so slow, to the point where I have to concentrate on him so intently in order not to forget what he's said at the beginning of the sentence.
Sadly this reading has made the book boring instead of intriguing.