A classic collection of people betting money, possessions and even lives…
Read by Richard Mitchley, Elliot Fitzpatrick & Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 5hrs 24mins)
Featuring stories by D H Lawrence, Mark Twain, James Joyce, Ella D'Arcy, Alexander Pushkin & more.
When you are winning gambling seems very easy. You place a bet and receive your winnings. The thrill is a joyous electric shock of joy and applause. And winnings.
If you lose, well, at first you know your luck will turn. It must, you’re a winner. But if your luck fails, and keeps failing, misery endures and then envelops your life. Everything is centered on that next roll of the dice, the turn of the card …. Nothing else matters. You are addicted.
01 - Short Stories About Gambling - An Introduction
02 - The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin
03 - The Rocking Horse Winner by D H Lawrence
04 - After the Race by James Joyce
05 - The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calveras County by Mark Twain
06 - A Bread and Butter Miss by Saki
07 - Brown of Calaveras by Bret Harte
08 - A Guardian of Morality by Anthony Hope
09 - The Bet by Anton Chekhov
10 - The Bet by Barry Pain
11 - Sir Julian Garve by Ella D'Arcy
12 - Tennessee's Partner by Bret Harte
13 - A Terribly Strange Bed by Wilkie Collins