Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


I listened to less than half this audiobook and decided not to continue.  The premise that Raskolnikov kills the horrible old woman who is a pawnbroker because he is a "modern" thinker, believing that the greater good is served if he has her money for his mother and sister, is a tough case to make.  And especially so if in the course of events, he also kills her victimized sister and comes away with no money.  The excruciating details about the lives of the poor in St. Petersburg, as well as the murder itself and the near escapes are hard to listen to.

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