Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio 2004
CS ISBN 0563524480 $24.95 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 0563524537 $39.95 Three CDs
Many people consider this title to be the greatest novel ever written. This full-cast dramatization by BBC Radio superbly captures the intensity that is so crucial to the story of Rodion Raskolnikov and the psychological torment he endures following his murder of a money lender and her sister. The adaptation works well on audio because the characters and their voices are clear and well defined. In addition, the performance is true to the novel and easy to follow. While George Guidall's unabridged reading remains the gold standard, listeners who prefer shorter production will find this recording is a solid substitute. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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