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John

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  • The Immortal Game

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David Shenk
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its 32 figurative pieces, moving about its 64 black and white squares according to very simple rules, that has captivated people for nearly 1,500 years? Why has it driven some of its greatest players into paranoia and madness, and yet is hailed as a remarkably powerful intellectual tool?

    bob oneill says: "a must-read for all chess lovers"
    "Patzer's Review"
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    Where does The Immortal Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The grandmasters who went nuts. Does chess make them nuts or do they have a predisposition?


    Which character – as performed by John H. Mayer – was your favorite?

    The Persian King who ignored his immanent doom to enjoy one last chess game with his favorite eunuch.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I liked it a lot.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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