The Gambler


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(4.4 stars; 140 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

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.


(4 stars)

Brilliant read. Was wary to give it a go due to some critical reviews of the narration. Not audio book quality by any means, but I ended up liking the narration. They did a fine job.


(3 stars)

Excellent reading, for the most part, congratulations! It is just the French that was really bad, hard to understand (but usually not impossible after some effort, fortunately).


(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!!

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.

Excellent


(4 stars)

Well read for the most part. Thanks! Excellent simple story with Dostoevsky's wonderful insight into the human character

Give Story Time to Warm up


(5 stars)

Then one that jewell after another! Thank You all!!