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Notes from the Underground

Narrated by: Brian Kelly
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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Dostoevsky's most revolutionary novel, "Notes from Underground" marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man's essentially irrational nature.

©2018 Fyodor Dostoevsky (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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Brutally exquisite!

Now, that was something! I'm still breathless and heart-pounding with astonishment. It was certainly time for me to look into such a clear representation of the darkness, despare and ruthlessness of Our Human.

This is not a pleasant read but it is certainly 'worth it'.

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  • Bill
  • 09-01-2019

Yep. A classic.

My brain works just like Dostoevsky's mind sometimes.

That can’t be good.

The narrator nailed this one. Perfect for the story.

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  • Ashraf Abaza
  • 11-02-2019

What an amazing sense of humor

This is the funniest literary self exposition I’ve ever read. This serious Dostoyevsky was clearly very very funny. Wow. What prison can do to mature your mind And your soul . What a mind. I laughed my ass off for ¢66. Go figure !

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  • T. Nicholls
  • 22-12-2018

Tiresome after a while

I really liked this book to start with but the constant musings got a little lacklustre over time

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