The Brothers Karamazov
Read by Tim Pigott-Smith
Dostoyevsky’s famous and well-regarded 1880 novel The Brothers Karamazov is a tale of bitter family rivalries. Three brothers live in a small, typical Russian town. Their father, a selfish, cunning, lascivious figure with little love for them, tries to maintain his control over them and anyone who comes within his orbit. The roots of dissent, unhappiness, hope, ambition and desire run deep in this community as everywhere, and Dostoyevsky brings them to the fore with an unexpected death. The atmospheric spell of this great work of Russian literature is maintained throughout by a masterly reading by Tim Pigott-Smith.
Running Time: 10 h 34 m
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ISBN: 978-962-634-306-7 Digital ISBN: 978-962-954-504-8 Cat. no.: NA830612 Download size: 154 MB BISAC: FIC004000 Released: February 2004
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Three brothers, a difficult estranged father, murder, love, hate, goodness and evil – Dostoyevsky’s classic has it all. Most of all, it has Tim Pigott-Smith reading. The veteran British actor and audiobook reader offers a nuanced narration in a pleasant baritone that pitches with excitement when the action explodes and paces evenly when the story calms. It’s an intelligent reading by an actor who seems to know the story intimately – no miss-paced phrasing, no character confusion. Speaking of characters, the voices of the central personalities, including the women, are distinct, believable and revealing. Musical interludes by Scriabin and Borodin are a mood-enhancing plus, and the booklet with the detailed track listing is a model that other producers should follow. Simply lovely.