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The Brothers Karamazov

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The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. The book portrays a parricide in which each of a murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that explores deep into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, reason, and modern Russia. Since its publication, it has been acclaimed all over the world by thinkers as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Pope Benedict XVI as one of the supreme achievements in literature. (Summary by Wikipedia) (37 hr 55 min)

Chapters

01 - Book 1 Chapter 1 - Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov

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02 - Book 1 Chapter 2 - He Gets Rid of His Oldest Son

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03 - Book 1 Chapter 3 - The Second Marrage And The Second Family

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04 - Book 1 Chapter 4 - The Third Son, Alyosha

25:21

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05 - Book 1 Chapter 5 - Elders

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06 - Book 2 Chapter 1 - They Arrive at the Monastery

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07 - Book 2 Chapter 2 - The Old Buffoon

21:47

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08 - Book 2 Chapter 3 - Peasant Women Who Have Faith

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09 - Book 2 Chapter 4 - A Lady of Little Faith

18:28

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10 - Book 2 Chapter 5 - So Be it! So Be It!

24:40

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11 - Book 2 Chapter 6 - Why Is Such a Man Alive?

25:56

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12 - Book 2 Chapter 7 - A Young Man Bent on a Career

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13 - Book 2 Chapter 8 - The Scandalous Scene

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14 - Book 3 Chapter 1 - In the Servants' Quarters

13:50

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15 - Book 3 Chapter 2 - Lizaveta

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16 - Book 3 Chapter 3 - Confession of an Ardent Heart - in Verse

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17 - Book 3 Chapter 4 - Confession of an Ardent Heart - in Anecdote

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18 - Book 3 Chapter 5 - The Confession of a Passionate Heart - 'Heels Up'

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19 - Book 3 Chapter 6 - Smerdyakov

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20 - Book 3 Chapter 7 - The Controversy

14:37

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21 - Book 3 Chapter 8 - Over the Brandy

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22 - Book 3 Chapter 9 - The Sensualists

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23 - Book 3 Chapter 10 - Both Together

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24 - Book 3 Chapter 11 - Another Reputation Ruined

20:21

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25 - Book 4 Chapter 1 - Father Ferapont

25:50

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26 - Book 4 Chapter 2 - At His Father's

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27 - Book 4 Chapter 3 - A Meeting with the Schoolboys

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28 - Book 4 Chapter 4 - At the Hohlakovs'

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29 - Book 4 Chapter 5 - A Laceration in the Drawing-Room

34:39

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30 - Book 4 Chapter 6 - A Laceration in the Cottage

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31 - Book 4 Chapter 7 - And in the Open Air

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32 - Book 5 Chapter 1 - The Engagement

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33 - Book 5 Chapter 2 - Smerdyakov with a Guitar

16:41

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34 - Book 5 Chapter 3 - The Brothers Make Friends

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35 - Book 5 Chapter 4 - Rebellion

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36 - Book 5 Chapter 5 - The Grand Inquisitor

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37 - Book 5 Chapter 6 - For Awhile a Very Obscure One

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38 - Book 5 Chapter 7 - 'It's Always Worth While Speaking to a Clever Man'

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39 - Book 6, Chapter 1 - Father Zossima and His Visitors

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40 - Book 6 Chapter 2 - The Duel

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41 - Book 6 Chapter 3 - Conversations and Exhortations of Father Zossima

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Read by Martin Geeson

42 - Book 7 Chapter 1 - The Breath of Corruption

34:04

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43 - Book 7 Chapter 2 - A Critical Moment

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44 - Book 7 Chapter 3 - An Onion

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45 - Book 7 Chapter 4 - Cana of Galilee

11:54

Read by Cate Mackenzie

46 - Book 8 Chapter 1 - Kuzma Samsonov

32:08

Read by Martin Geeson

47 - Book 8 Chapter 2 - Lyagavy

17:58

Read by Julie Bynum

48 - Book 8 Chapter 3 - Gold-Mines

28:36

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49 - Book 8 Chapter 4 - In the Dark

14:24

Read by Julie Bynum

50 - Book 8 Chapter 5 - A Sudden Resolution

35:42

Read by Anna Simon

51 - Book 8 Chapter 6 - 'I Am Coming, too!'

19:13

Read by Julie Bynum

52 - Book 8 Chapter 7 - The First and Rightful Lover

43:35

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53 - Book 8 Chapter 8 - Delirium

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Read by Ashley Candland

54 - Book 9 Chapter 1 - The Beginning of Perhotin's Official Career

15:46

Read by Anna Simon

55 - Book 9 Chapter 2 - The Alarm

18:34

Read by Martin Geeson

56 - Book 9 Chapter 3 - The Sufferings of a Soul, the First Ordeal

21:18

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57 - Book 9 Chapter 4 - The Second Ordeal

20:48

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58 - Book 9 Chapter 5 - The Third Ordeal

30:33

Read by Martin Geeson

59 - Book 9 Chapter 6 - The Prosecutor Catches Mitya

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60 - Book 9 Chapter 7 - Mitya's Great Secret. Received with Hisses

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61 - Book 9 Chapter 8 - The Evidences of the Witnesses. The Babe

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Read by Ashley Candland

62 - Book 9 Chapter 9 - They Carry Mitya Away

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Read by Glenn Simonsen

63 - Book 10 Chapter 1 - Kolya Krassotkin

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64 - Book 10 Chapter 2 - Children

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65 - Book 10 Chapter 3 - The Schoolboy

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66 - Book 10 Chapter 4 - The Lost Dog

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67 - Book 10 Chapter 5 - By Ilusha's Bedside

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68 - Book 10 Chapter 6 - Precocity

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69 - Book 10 Chapter 7 - Ilusha

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70 - Book 11 Chapter 1 - At Grushenka's

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Read by Katie Riley

71 - Book 11 Chapter 2 - The Injured Foot

28:39

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72 - Book 11 Chapter 3 - A Little Demon

17:51

Read by Luc Kordas

73 - Book 11 Chapter 4 - A Hymn and a Secret

35:13

Read by Bob Sherman

74 - Book 11 Chapter 5 - Not You, Not You!

21:07

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75 - Book 11 Chapter 6 - The First Interview with Smerdyakov

26:57

Read by Martin Geeson

76 - Book 11 Chapter 7 - The Second Visit to Smerdyakov

25:46

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77 - Book 11 Chapter 8 - The Third and Last Interview with Smerdyakov

40:54

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78 - Book 11 Chapter 9 - The Devil. Ivan's Nightmare

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79 - Book 11 Chapter 10 - 'It Was He Who Said That'

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80 - Book 12 Chapter 1 - The Fatal Day

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81 - Book 12 Chapter 2 - Dangerous Witnesses

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82 - Book 12 Chapter 3 - The Medical Experts and a Pound of Nuts

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83 - Book 12 Chapter 4 - Fortune Smiles on Mitya

28:50

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84 - Book 12 Chapter 5 - A Sudden Catastrophe

29:55

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85 - Book 12 Chapter 6 - The Prosecutor's Speech. Sketches of Character

32:43

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86 - Book 12 Chapter 7 - An Historical Survey

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87 - Book 12 Chapter 8 - A Treatise on Smerdyakov

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88 - Book 12 Chapter 9 - The Galloping Troika. The End of the Prosecutor's Spee…

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89 - Book 12 Chapter 10 - The Speech for the Defence. An Argument that Cuts Bot…

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90 - Book 12 Chapter 11 - There Was No Money. There Was No Robbery

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91 - Book 12 Chapter 12 - And There Was No Murder Either

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92 - Book 12 Chapter 13 - A Corrupter of Thought

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93 - Book 12 Chapter 14 - The Peasants Stand Firm

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94 - Epilogue Chapter 1 - Plans for Mitya's Escape

13:30

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95 - Epilogue Chapter 2 - For a Moment the Lie Becomes Truth

21:09

Read by Nikki Sullivan

96 - Epilogue Chapter 3 - Ilusha's Funeral. The Speech at the Stone

22:20

Read by AmyG

Bewertungen

Good Reading, Great Story

(5 Sterne)

This story has been way down on my 'bucket list' for 40 years, but never rising up with any urgency. So I am grateful and delighted to discover this well done reading of the Brothers Karamazov which has opened up the complexity and humanness of this novel to me. It reminds me of reading Dr. Zhivago years ago, both books breakthrough to grab the reader no matter what country you come from. And what characters! The large download count is a clue to how good this reading is, just surprised that no one has bothered to come back and review it. (I'm only 1/4 of the way into the book so maybe the readers are not as good further on, I promise to come back and report).

(3 Sterne)

There a couple readers who, while I appreciate the effort they put in, need to have their chapters re-recorded. There's one that has a terribly distracting electronic noise in the background. There are a couple whose pronunciations are WAY off. There is one who seemed to read the chapter in chunks and you can hear his voice and background noises go in and out with poor editing. And more. BUT, there are a couple readers who are truly delightful to listen to, and in my opinion they made it worth trudging through the others. If you don't have time/whatnot to sit down and read the book, this free version will do the trick. I'm pretty sure after hearing it, I'll take the time to sit down and read and mull it over myself. It really is a great story!

sarah bean is an excellent reader

(5 Sterne)

it is a shame she doesnt read the whole book

Great story let down by inconsistent reading quality

(2,5 Sterne)

Had the story not been so engaging, I would have stopped listening a long time ago; I'm roughly halfway through the book. The quality of some of the reading is so poor that only the quality of the story pushes you to persevere through the chapter in the hope that the next reader is better. I know that this is provided free of charge, but still it is a shame to spoil such a great classic with poor quality reading. Of course some of the readers are excellent, but as another reviewer has commented, it would be well worth getting the poorly read/recorded chapters re-recorded.

Good book, but find a different version.

(3 Sterne)

Dostoyevsky's insight into the human condition is humbling. You will be able to identify with the characters, because you have thought their thoughts a thousand times. it just goes to show how time and culture may pass but the human condition remains the same. I have to say however, that some of these readers are terrible, and significantly detract from the beauty of this book with their readings. I hope that there is another, better entity put forth soon.

Not bad if you like long books with little action

(3 Sterne)

The story: Very long and detailed with plenty of elements that, in hindsight, seem completely unnecessary. But for all its wordiness, it wasn't bad. It was kind of fun to be drawn so deeply into a relatively mundane story. People describe this book as a "whodunnit" mystery, but I really disagree. The murder in question doesn't occur until over halfway through the story (keep in mind that it's 96 chapters long). There are very few real clues that the reader can put together and . . . (see spoiler below) Even so, I enjoyed this much more than Tolstoy's War and Peace. The narration: Because this book is so long, there are many different narrators. Some are quite good while others are . . . less skilled. Happily, the majority of chapters are read by the better narrators. Spoiler: . . . the true murderer is never revealed to the general public! Only one character hears him admit to killing the guy and then the murderer kills himself and the guy he told gets "brain fever" and no one believes what he says.

beautiful book, I learned so much

(5 Sterne)

I have always loved Tolstoy but this was my first hand at Dostoyesky. He is a master character builder who keeps you on the edge of your seat by showing you compelling contrast between the three brothers. At this time in Russia, upperclass people were beginning to doubt the existence of God, and this played into each of the brothers morality in very human and yet unexpected ways. if u are ready to commit to almost 2 days straight of audio booking it's worth it.

Remarkable creation amongst novels

(5 Sterne)

If you had not had a chance before to read Brothers Karamazov, do not think about any other novel you can listen thanks to Librivox' volunteers but pick this one. You will be amazed how detailed, modern, scientific and well written this novel is. I would also say that volunteers whih had read this book had done their job nicely and most of them help i embarking on a journey down through man's conciousness and subconciousness whih could be so vividly observed in this Dostoyevsky magnificent work.