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The Dice Man

Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Let the dice decide.

The rules are down to you. The rules that stop you seducing your neighbour downstairs, that stop you hitting your boss, that stop you leaving your family and leaving the country. The rules that stop you living. 

The dice don't do rules; the dice do life. 

Luke Rhinehart is a psychiatrist, a husband and a father, his life locked down by routine and order - until he picks up the dice. The dice govern his every decision, and each throw takes him further into a world of risk, discovery and freedom. As the cult of the dice grows around him, the old order fades: chance becomes his religion, the dice his god. 

If you haven't lived the life of the dice, you haven't lived at all. Let the dice decide. And roll with it. 

©2018 Luke Rhinehart (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Touching, ingenious and beautifully comic." (Anthony Burgess)

"Hilarious and well-written...sex always seems to be an option." (Time Out)

"Brilliant...very impressive." (Colin Wilson)

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  • Jackie
  • 19-09-2018

Belaboured and disappointing

Starts off well but after the introduction of the dice life, no new events to the story. Very disappointing. It is as if the book tried to shock but felt like it was falling so short.
If it was possible to give zero stars, I would.

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  • MR A WILSON
  • 10-12-2018

Why doesn't it stop after two hours?

This book is interesting up to a point and then you just wish it would finish, it drags on and on.

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  • Mr. G. Booth
  • 20-11-2018

Dull

Looked forward to listening to this after enjoying the book around 30 years ago. Perhaps I'm older and wiser but this book grates now. Frequent psycho-babble with repeated references to Freud and misogynist in tone. Stereotypical representations of psychiatry. Overall I'm struck by the fact that it hasn't aged well at all.