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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (90 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Dave Courvoisie Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Three men, Mihailo the porter, Nikandr the fish merchant, and Stepan the coachman, sit around a table in the coach-house playing a game of “kings” with Stepan’s eight-year-old grandson, Alyoshka. While each card player competitively tries to win the coveted position of “king” in the game, a more serious atmosphere casts a sad shadow over the estate in which the coach-house is situated.

The man of the house, for whom the porter and coachman work, has attempted suicide, and he lies in the estate house struggling somewhere between life and death. Although the card game had been lighthearted, the exit of the doctors, for whom the porter must open the door, turns the card players’ conversation to the religious implications of suicide, which Nikandr relates in a similar experience he had. The ghostly ramifications in Nikandr’s story frighten young Alyoshka, whose fright becomes worse when the men learn the fate of their boss.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 10/31/2013

    " This was an unforgettable book with extremely likeable characters as well as those we love to hate. It was so interesting I could not put it down and read it in one day. Excited there is a sequel, "Daughters" which I will definitely read. "

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    " I can hardly wait for the next sequel. "

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    " Best read in a long time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kathleen | 7/19/2013

    " This book started off great. I was eagerly turning pages, engaged with the characters. Then at about half way it began to slow down, then crawl, then became an irritating drip from the bathroom sink. I felt like I wasted myself on this book. "

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