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The Idiot (Part 01 and 02)

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Martin Geeson

15 Hours 44 Minutes

LibriVox

September 2016

Audio Book Summary

The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society. The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions among his new acquaintance, ranging from anguished protectiveness to mockery and contempt. But even before reaching the city, during the memorable train journey that opens the novel, he has encountered the demonic Rogozhin, the son of a wealthy merchant who is in thrall to the equally doomed Natasha Filippovna: beautiful, capricious and destructively neurotic, she joins with the two weirdly contrasted men in a spiralling dance of death... (Summary by Martin Geeson)

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  • Anonymous

    Narrator was difficult to listen to. Annoying in fact. Story dragged on with no meaning.

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  • praveen k

    My first audio book; thoroughly satisfying.

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  • Woodie T.

    Narrator was very much to my liking all the Russian names being very u nfamu,iar made characters difficult to keep straight. You quickly become aware of the talent of the author I am glad to have e enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    The narrator read this wonderfully. Very animated.

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  • Eddy912

    Not a professional narrator.

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  • Angelissa U.

    Good book, and narration quite slow although nice accent.

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  • Harjeet S.

    a great story,

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  • Ross M.

    Published in 1869, the Socialist movement in pre-communist Russia is eerily similar today in America. Fascinating story. Thanks Audiobooks!

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