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NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND

by | Read by Simon Vance

Classics • 4.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1864

This mid-career novel (1864) by the Russian master is said to have prefigured the development of existentialist literature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book's first-person narrative, delivered here by Simon Vance, tells a story of bitterness, isolation, and alienation from society. The British-born Vance brings an effective mix of insouciance and intensity to the voice of the unnamed main character, whose ruminations and reminiscences about past run-ins—with a soldier, a prostitute, and old schoolmates—spiral into a bleak, cynical indictment of modern society and his own life. Vance is at the top of his game, delivering a treatment that is well matched to the interior churnings of the mind of the protagonist. M.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2009]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • ChristianAudio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-59644-791-2 $21.98 • Four CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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