Ward No. 6


Read by Expatriate

(4.6 stars; 27 reviews)

The line between sanity and insanity is blurred in this classic novella by Anton Chekhov. The disillusioned idealist Dr. Rabin is in charge of a provincial lunatic asylum, overseeing with weary, dubious policies a motley group of patients, a group that mirrors in microcosm all of human and especially Russian society. Seeking answers to profound questions, Dr. Rabin enters into dialogues with both staff members and patients, trying to make sense out of what has become of his life, until it becomes less and less clear who is the doctor and who is the patient. Written with obvious reformist concerns about the dehumanization of "lunatics," the story is also a harrowing parable about the meaning of human existence. Summary by Expatriate.

(2 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Chapters 01-02 13:32 Read by Expatriate
Chapters 03-04 12:48 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 05 8:55 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 06 12:02 Read by Expatriate
Chapters 07-08 8:37 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 09 10:51 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 10 12:42 Read by Expatriate
Chapters 11-12 11:36 Read by Expatriate
Chapters 13-14 10:44 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 15 6:37 Read by Expatriate
Chapters 16-17 12:07 Read by Expatriate
Chapters 18-19 9:43 Read by Expatriate

Reviews

another treasure

(5 stars)

This is what happens when ones heart is not into ones life. It's a dangerous path that many healers find themselves on and this writer takes it to where it leads and in this case to its extreme. I was very moved by this book.

Ward no 6

(4.5 stars)

Thought provoking and intelligent ~ Chekhov at his finest!

Good book

(5 stars)

Very well read by expatriate.