Well weaved story and outstanding narration
Of Course Fisher himself
Quality of narration is outstanding. I particularly liked how he played with different accents.
Fisher's behaviors prior to matches.
Definitely in the upper ranks. Very interesting topic/subject, and you do not need to be an expert at Chess to enjoy it.
There are parallels to "A Beautiful Mind" in that genius is no guarantee of rationality or mental health.
I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Potter's narration - he was very expressive without being over the top.
When Bobby asks near the end why one of his friends is so nice to him.
No. It was more detailed than expected. About the right length.
First Frank Brady book.
Realistic. Honest. Sincere.
No follow-up needed. This is all the Bobby Fisher anyone should need.
Interesting, surprising and sometimes sad, behind-the-scenes stories of a compelling personality who became a household name during the later years of the cold war, by battling (and beating) those"dastardly" Russians at one of their most sacred national pastimes.
Brilliant. Compelling. Well-read.
Bobby Fischer who else?
Many of them including the great match between Fisher and Spassky. In the end, Spassky identified Fischer as his "brother." Also the Hungarian years were very interesting.
The death of Bobby Fischer--a tragic hero.
We see a man overreach, react inappropriately, yet carry on. This is tragedy. You must experience this story. And the setting for the final scene is Iceland--what more could you want?
Avid reader of history, biography, and true crime.
Beyond the fact that Bobby Fischer was once world chess chamption, I knew zero about chess before reading this book. Nonetheless I found Frank Brady's biography of this most unusual man fascinating. Knowing nothing meant that almost everything in the book was news to me so I was always keen to know what happened next and there wasn't too much chess detail so I was always able to follow what was happening. The author purports to correct some myths and offer some new insights - I don't know whether that is true or not, but it all adds up to a remarkable story of a genius with some outstandingly unpleasant characteristics and attitudes. One problem: the book ends before the inheritance is determined by the court leaving the reader up in the air. Authors really shouldn't rush to print before all the facts are in. If you don't know what happened, Wikipedia will fill you in.
Ray Porter is a top narrator, just right for this subject matter.
This is what it says it is, a book of Fischers rise and fall. It's well written and covers Fischers life spectacularly. If you're interested in listening to a book about Fischer this is a no brainer. Great book.
I was born near Chicago, and moved to Texas 22 years ago. I taught high-school English for probably too many years. Love a good mystery.
Interesting, thorough, engaging
Bobby Fisher's inscrutable personality is worth taking the time to discover. I also was impressed by his mother and sister and their relationship to him. There was much I did not know about him
No, but he did a great job.
Three were many moments. His actions were like the biographer says brilliant
but sometimes offensive.
The book was better than I expected.
What a crazy ride he had. There were many things I never knew about Bobby. I am not a big chess person, but this story is so entertaining. It is hard to believe that all of this actually happen. You hear about the glory but never the struggles and madness of him. If you like books with interesting and unpredicatable characters, the read this book.