The Gambler


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(4.5 stars; 71 reviews)

The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline so he could pay off gambling debts. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(6 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 17:40 Read by Jason Ingolfsland
Chapter 2 12:06 Read by Jason Ingolfsland
Chapter 3 12:31 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 4 14:44 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 5 19:52 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 6 20:10 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 7 17:58 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 8 20:54 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 9 20:43 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 10 30:29 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 11 21:15 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 12 28:56 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 13 29:23 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 14 21:09 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 15 23:49 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 16 23:52 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 17 26:00 Read by Bill Boerst

Reviews

(3 stars)

Impulse and self loathing at it's finest. A man without a cause selling thrills he doesn't enjoy once away from the high of roulette. Narrator GREAT!!

(5 stars)

Yet another brilliant work by a master wordsmith and narrator. Great job by the reader.

(4 stars)

Really enjoyed this vision from the master. Enjoyed the reader too.