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The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society.The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions among his new acquaintance, ranging from anguished protectiveness to mockery and contempt.But even before reaching the city, during the memorable train journey that opens the novel, he has encountered the demonic Rogozhin, the son of a wealthy merchant – who is in thrall to the equally doomed Nastasia Filippovna: beautiful, capricious and destructively neurotic, she joins with the two weirdly contrasted men in a spiralling dance of death…

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Loyal Books

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    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society.The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions among his new acquaintance, ranging from anguished protectiveness to mockery and contempt.But even before reaching the city, during the memorable train journey that opens the novel, he has encountered the demonic Rogozhin, the son of a wealthy merchant – who is in thrall to the equally doomed Nastasia Filippovna: beautiful, capricious and destructively neurotic, she joins with the two weirdly contrasted men in a spiralling dance of death…

    01 – Part I, Chapter 1

    01 – Part I, Chapter 1

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    • 29 min
    02 – Part I, Chapter 2

    02 – Part I, Chapter 2

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    • 28 min
    03 – Part I, Chapter 3

    03 – Part I, Chapter 3

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    • 35 min
    04 – Part I, Chapter 4

    04 – Part I, Chapter 4

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    05 – Part I, Chapter 5

    05 – Part I, Chapter 5

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    • 45 min
    06 – Part I, Chapter 6

    06 – Part I, Chapter 6

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Rick Lee James ,

Love It But Wish For the Last Half

Incredibly good narration for this classic book. I give it five stars for what is here, but before warranty only half of the book is available on this podcast.

Eily K. ,

Excellent but lacking pt 2

I enjoyed this wonderful narration, but we are lacking pt 2

IDontNeedTherapy ,

WARNING

ONLY HALF OF THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE

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