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THE GAMBLER

by | Read by Simon Prebble

Classics • 6.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1862

Narrator Simon Prebble makes this tightly constructed Dostoevsky classic his own. Through the voice of the first-person narrator, Alexei Ivanovich, Prebble brings to life the story of the young Russian tutor who struggles with both unrequited love and his passion for gambling. The gambling at the heart of the story reflects Dostoevsky’s own compulsion for the gaming tables, and, in fact, the book was written on a bet, with the rights to the author’s entire oeuvre as the stake. Prebble’s performance is supremely well balanced, both sonically and emotionally, and he is a master at catching nuance, inflection, and emphasis on the page and giving them voice. M.G. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CS ISBN 9781441717115 $44.95 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441717122 $55.00 • SIx CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441717153 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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