The Gambler


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(4.4 stars; 107 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!!

short easy fun


(3 stars)

A short, interesting tale, much less dense than other works by the author. Easy to listen to over the course of a day. The reading would have been good except both readers clearly don't speak French, which is problematic when so much of the dialogue is in French.

Thankyou for reading


(5 stars)

Nice sound quality. And I liked the rhythm of the story. It is a quite short story. Astonishing historical and cultural context.


(4 stars)

Good book, mediocre reader. If you are reading a book that's 5-10 % French then you should be able to pronounce French.


(5 stars)

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

The Gambler


(2 stars)

The reader of this novel should not attempt French.


(4 stars)

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

good story


(5 stars)

both readers do a good job