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The Brothers Karamazov: Fyodor Dostoyevsky depicts the conflict between two generations through a brutal murder of the father. Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is a greedy and lecherous father. He takes all the inheritance left by his wife when she dies, and fights over the same woman, Grushenka, with his eldest son Dmitri. One night, Dmitri thinks Fyodor is seeing Grushenka at home. He rushes home and nearly kills his father. Dmitri flies for his life, but Pavel Fyodorovich Smerdyakov, Fyodor’s illegitimate son, who has been malingering, finally puts the father to death. Russia is shocked by this intricate murder, and it leads to a string of events. The Brothers Karamazov presents a complex society, tragic themes of family, morality and humanity. It reflects the superb artistry.
The depth, complexity, and length of what many consider to be Dostoyevski's best work make it one of the hardest classic novels to bring to audio. The philosophical novel/murder mystery set in 19th-century Russia requires a strong and versatile narrator to keep listeners going for the day-and-a-half-plus duration. Thankfully, narrator Constantine Gregory masters the challenge. In doing so, he manages the omniscient third-person narration by using a pleasant mellifluous tone that invites the listener to relax and approach the text patiently and carefully. The novel also features first-person voices from the large cast of characters, such as Father Zosima, who, naturally enough, argues for the existence of a higher power and Gregory is able to imbue those sections with enough individuality to make them as distinct as the author intended.