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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,138 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Hernando Ivan Cano Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Una de las mas amargas creaciones de Dostoyevsky, El Jugador es una novela autobiografica que describe tristes experiencias que tuvo el gran escritor. Los protagonistas son todos fanaticos del juego, en este ganan, pierden y ponen todas sus esperanzas, no tanto por la ganancia economica sino por la emocion.

Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general. Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting and loss.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James McNulty | 1/22/2014

    " An excellent novella that perfectly showcases Dostoevsky's mastery of the short form. Alexy Ivanovitch's collapse under his gambling addiction carries implications for a whole realm of addictions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carminian | 12/26/2013

    " the gambler is a little slow, but the second two are great reads... Bobok is very short but really interesting. A Nasty Story is a scathing review of class... superb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 12/26/2013

    " If not for Bobok, this might have been given 5 stars. The Gambler and A Nasty Story were quite good. Apparently, the author was a gambler, himself, and had to write a novella by a certain date to retain the rites to his works with his publisher. He wrote The Gambler, delivering it right on the deadline, and then was free to continue writing Crime and Punishment. A Nasty Story was just that, but makes its point quite well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dan Piette | 12/12/2013

    " Dostoyevsky allegedly dictated this book to make some money. You can tell. The translation I have is klunky as well. The story is OK, I picked this book up after watching part of the movie The Great Sinner while I was in Calgary a while ago. The movie hung together a little better. "

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