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The Idiot

Written by: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
Length: 27 hrs and 56 mins
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One of the most influential authors from Russia’s Golden Age, Fyodor Dostoevsky left behind a vast collection of prized literary works, including Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.

In The Idiot, Prince Myshkin possesses a childlike innocence and trusting nature that leave him vulnerable to abuse by those around him. Returning to St. Petersburg to collect an inheritance, Myshkin realizes he is a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, manipulation and power.

Public Domain (P)2014 Recorded Books

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  • Anthony
  • 2017-04-09

Avoid Constance Garnett

The Alan Meyers translation used for this recording is much better than the translation used for the other recordings on Audible. The performance is also quite good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-07-31

amazingly unique story - brilliantly told

great translation. the story is captivating and very believable. Every chapter is filled with surprises.

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  • Kobby
  • 2017-07-15

Thought provoking

Dostoevsky tale is a great examination of the shortcomings of people and how we can be better

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  • RNeill
  • 2018-01-12

Just weird

I know it is supposed to be a classic and I listened to it because my husband loves this book, but I just wanted to slap every character in the book at one point or another.

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