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Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

Sprecher: George Guidall
Spieldauer: 25 Std. und 1 Min.
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George Guidall's performance of this literary classic transports the audience to the slums of St. Petersburg and deep into the mind of Rodion Raskolnikov, a young Russian intellectual. Raskolnikov murders an old woman, a money-lender and pawn-broker he considers repugnant. He reasons that he'll repay his crimes with good deeds. Although he justifies the murder using reason and intellect, he is ultimately consumed by guilt. Crime and Punishment is one of the most influential works of literature in the world. Guidall's tremulous voice captures the severity and suspense of this story, making this an unforgettable experience for the listener.

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Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature's finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky's magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov's tortured mind vividly to life.
Public Domain (P)1991 by Recorded Books, Inc.

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"The novels of Dostoevsky are seething whirlpools...which hiss and boil and suck us in. They are composed purely and wholly of the stuff of the soul." (Virginia Woolf)

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Beeindruckend und manchmal "eindrueckend"

Ein sprachlich und erzaehlerisches Meisterwerk, keine Frage. Manchmal etwas muehsam, den Gedankengaengen zu folgen. Der Leserhythmus war gewoehnungsbeduerftig.Aber insgesamt wunderbar.

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Amazing performance, heavy story.

An amazing performance of George Guidall! Portraying perfectly the feeling, emotion, conflict and many dilemmas the characters go thoughout this somewhat tiresome story.