The Idiot

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Narrated By: Constantine Gregory

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: February 2017

Duration: 24 hours 58 minutes


Prince Lyov Nikolayevitch Myshkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naïve? Is he an idealist or, as many in General Epanchin's society feel, an 'idiot'? Certainly, his return to St. Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful Aglaia, youngest of the Epanchin daughters, and on the charismatic but willful Nastasya
Filippovna. As he paints a vivid picture of Russian society, Dostoyevsky shows how principles conflict with emotions - with tragic results.


  • Antony G

    A brilliant novel brilliantly read. Constantine Gregory's reading captures the pathos and humour of the novel, its dark delights. Naxos is to be commended for selecting a narrator who can actually speak Russian. Highly recommended.


by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Idiot, Fyodor Dostoyevsky