The Duel


Read by Phil Griffiths

(4.5 stars; 20 reviews)

The plot centres around Laevsky, who is living in a small seaside town in the Caucasus after running away with another man's wife, Nadyezhda Fyodorovna, amid dreams of starting a new life. The dreams have come to nothing as Laevsky idles away his life drinking and playing cards, and Nadyezhda begins to have other affairs. Laevsky's scheme to run away again, this time without his mistress, brings him into conflict with the rationalist Von Koren, who believes in Darwinian principles of natural selection and extinction of the weak and useless. Matters come to a head when an outburst from Laevsky leads to a duel. Von Koren is determined to teach Laevksy a lesson. (Introduction by Phil)

(5 hr 13 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 22:33 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 2 13:43 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 3 20:04 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 4 14:06 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 5 16:26 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 6 19:37 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 7 7:01 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 8 5:43 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 9 17:12 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 10 19:46 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 11 17:15 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 12 15:02 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 13 8:15 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 14 9:53 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 15 23:29 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 16 18:04 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 17 14:49 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 18 11:57 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 19 16:22 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 20 7:46 Read by Phil Griffiths
Chapter 21 14:04 Read by Phil Griffiths

Reviews

Great Story, terrible reader

(3 stars)

Decided to listen after recently watching the film. The story is full of deception and scandalous content. I fully recomend reading the translated version instead of listening to this audio, since the reader does NOT do Chekhov's wonderfully in depth characters justice. His voice put me to sleep despite the incredible action that is sure to delight the READER, not the listener. Not to this.