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Ward No. 6

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Anton Chekhov

Narrated By: Expatriate

Date: January 2011

Duration: 2 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

The line between sanity and insanity is blurred in this classic novella by Anton Chekhov. The disillusioned idealist Dr. Rabin is in charge of a provincial lunatic asylum, overseeing with weary, dubious policies a motley group of patients, a group that mirrors in microcosm all of human and especially Russian society. Seeking answers to profound questions, Dr. Rabin enters into dialogues with both staff members and patients, trying to make sense out of what has become of his life, until it becomes less and less clear who is the doctor and who is the patient. Written with obvious reformist concerns about the dehumanization of "lunatics," the story is also a harrowing parable about the meaning of human existence. Summary by Expatriate.

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  • charlotte morris

    liked the humor :) The conversations between characters n the book made listening to this audiobook Interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kathryn Stiller (gift)

    Probably one of my least favorite books. But it passed the time while cleaning etc. it was ok. I wish the narrator Lhasa some inflection vs being the same throughout the whole book.

  • Andrew K.

    A fascinating story that enters the mind and all its madness

  • Anonymous

    A bit confusing to follow the dialogue with only one voice. Names a bit confusing as well. Interesting turn of events. The end was rather quick. B

  • Anonymous

    The story lost something due to the narration. Readers change every chapter or two and they reintroduce the book each time. Another note is that this was in the comedy section, I found it to be a rather bleak tale.

  • Anonymous

    This is pretty timeless and relevant. A challenge to narrate.

  • Anonymous

    Sad.. comic/tragedy genre..

  • Deanna N.

    This was the funniest book I've ever heard! It cracked me up and the narrater was fantastic! Definetely worth buying, listening, & reading.

  • Jeff Stewart

    A bunch of Russian men are having numerous conversations with a narrator who makes Ben Stein sound like Keith Morris.

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