Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately “benefit humanity.”
- Fantastic, Through & Through
Review of Audio:
The audio recording of this book was fantastically done. I could not tell if it was a single voice actor or not, because the speaker really goes all out to create a distinct feel of each character's voice. This makes the slower parts of the book far easier to follow; likewise during faster-paced dialogue/interrogation scenes.
Review of book:
Overall, this is a book that's definitely worth reading. That said, the character building during the first half of the novel can feel laborious at times. But, if you continue reading, this book gives an incredible commentary on morality through the use of a compelling story. This book subtly demonstrates the necessity of the justice of God in final judgement, in contrast to ethical philosophies crafted by men. It will also provoke you to think about ethics in a way that you may never have done before. And all of this in a story that will leave you ripe with suspense.