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4.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05 (19 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: March 2006 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sdugre | 11/26/2013

    " The Gambler and A Nasty story get four stars, and Bobok gets one star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 9/24/2013

    " A great story about a tutor that helps a Colonel's daughter in her school work. The tutor gambles his losses away and falls in love with the Colonel's daughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Guna | 9/6/2013

    " Loved it! So dynamic, so contemporary, such a vivid description of people getting carried away and not being able to stop (and I couldn't stop reading); I think most people could relate to the book in one way or another - it doesn't have to be gambling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 7/7/2013

    " based in Russia the mind of a Gambler. Same author who wrote crime and punishment. Interesting about the time period and how addictions taint reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck Allen | 5/9/2013

    " This is one of my favorite Dostoevsky books. Following the life of a gambling addict, the book had me trying to will the main character to make good decisions. In addition to that, the book left with an uncanny desire to play the roulette wheel. (An itch that has yet to be scratched.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vasanth | 4/26/2012

    " has many of the conccepts which are to come in the idiot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolaos Tsaloukidis | 8/18/2011

    " Great book, i really enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George Manning | 5/28/2011

    " Maybe my favorite of his "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/18/2011

    " Read this in high school because it was short and because it was Dostoyevsky. I recall feeling sorry for the protag's addiction to the spinning wheel and red and black. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carvas | 5/2/2011

    " Almost made me go back to the roulette :P

    Gambler is s simple novel, but yet... surprising, delightful. For me it made me think about the value of life, value of money and addiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dipa Raditya | 4/23/2011

    " Life is a gamble, just place your bet and never regret it.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacy | 3/19/2011

    " Surprisingly good. Not great, in my opinion, but good. This is the story of how gambling, and not just the greed for money, can make or break people's lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolaos | 2/3/2011

    " Great book, i really enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzette | 1/24/2011

    " I was liking the book until the ending.....why men fall for women who openly use them I will never understand. Helps you understand the gambling addiction more. I think I better stay away from gambling.... I am probably a good candidate for this addiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mOnFaSeM | 1/12/2011

    " he just can keep u reading all the night .. "

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