Short Stories About Gambling (Audiobook)
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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