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Master of the Game | [Sidney Sheldon]

Master of the Game

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Publisher's Summary

Jamie McGregor founded a family empire on diamonds stolen from South Africa - and a ruthless need for revenge. As control of McGregor's fortune falls into the capable hands of his granddaughter Kate, his business expands into a worldwide conglomerate. The cunning Kate proves herself a true master, using her own son and granddaughters as pawns in a game where the stakes are bigger than life or death. Roddy McDowall captures the suspense and surprise in this story of lust for wealth and power - and the price that people pay to get it. This title is also available in Spanish as El Amo del Juego.

Copyright ©1982 by Sidney Sheldon; (P)1990 Dove Audio, Inc.

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    Tameka Hampton, GA, USA 03-04-08
    Tameka Hampton, GA, USA 03-04-08
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    "Terrible Abridgement"

    I am not the type of person that is pretty easy to please so I rarely complain or write negative reviews. However, in this situation I feel it is necessary to warn potential buyers.

    I have read and enjoyed Master of the Game many times in the past. To this day it is one of my favorite novels. Sadly, this abridged version of the story completely brutalizes both the plot and character development of an excellent story. Many major events, conversations, and even characters were cut out of whole parts of the novel. In many situations the conversations that were omitted were later referenced. This would have created a great deal of confusion for me if I had not read the book.

    If you are a fan of this novel and simply want a quick recap or summary of the main events then this book might suit you. I would recommend that Sidney Sheldon fans that have never read Master of the Game not waste their time or money on this horrible abridgment.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Littleton, CO, United States 06-08-11
    Joe Littleton, CO, United States 06-08-11
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    "Not Worth it- Too Abridged"

    The book covers several generations of a family in less than 3 hours. Missing important plot details.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Garcia Home 11-30-14
    Donna Garcia Home 11-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Nothing like the real book"
    Would you try another book from Sidney Sheldon and/or Roddy McDowall?

    No, and I love Sidney Sheldon books


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    James Patterson


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Roddy McDowall?

    ?


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This is the orginal book but it misses a lot of parts key parts and Roddy Mcdowall just does not do a good job narrating this book. Not happy with this book at all and I'm very sad about that because this is my favorite book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rinne 10-28-14
    Rinne 10-28-14 Member Since 2014

    I'm 63. My body is broken but the mind works great. Love reading, collecting dvd's. I'm a fan of Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Love him and his work.

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    "Wow, just Wow."
    What disappointed you about Master of the Game?

    Everything about the rendition of this great book disappointed me. The sections of this book that were left out gave the book substance. I understand that the whole book was not supposed to be read, but if I had not read the book countless times I would have nothing to base it on. To many blanks were left to be filled in. Too watered down. Tragic.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sidney Sheldon again?

    YES. Sidney Sheldon in my humble opinion, was one of the greatest writers of all times. Its not his fault that his work was done with such utter disregard for the original works. I have never read a poorly written book by Mr. Sheldon. But poorly read and translated, I have now.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It would have been better if they read the book as if they were side by side, on the journey with Jamie, not some chopped up, watered down version. When a task is once begun, never leave it till its done- may the task be great or small, do it well or not at all.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I loved the book. It was this rendition of it that gives me pause for concern.


    Any additional comments?

    Wow. Just wow. How could you do it?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Regina Newburgh, IN, United States 01-05-13
    Regina Newburgh, IN, United States 01-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Horrible Abridgement"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better abridgement. The plot, as abridged, was difficult to follow. I had read the book years ago and wanted to refresh my memory before I listened to "Mistress of the Game". I'm still unelightened. I ended up buying the book on Kindle to read.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something from the Preston-Child series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Master of the Game?

    None! The scenes are deeply cut already! I would actually ADD some scenes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lisa Columbus, OH, United States 08-10-12
    lisa Columbus, OH, United States 08-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love This Book"
    If you could sum up Master of the Game in three words, what would they be?

    Couldn't stop listening


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both the twins..They were so different, But so much alike!


    What about Roddy McDowall’s performance did you like?

    He did a very good job..


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed got upset and was upset when I had to stop listening..


    Any additional comments?

    This book was recommended by friends on facebook..What was interesting is that both male and female enjoyed the book. It had action,heartache,greed and love! Will listen to it again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Australia 07-22-12
    Anne Australia 07-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "big disappointment"

    I have read this book a few years ago and absolutely loved it but unfortunately it is condensed and missed integral parts = might have been better if I hadn't already read it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    1Toy23 Beaverton, OR, United States 10-12-11
    1Toy23 Beaverton, OR, United States 10-12-11
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    "Master of The Game"

    Absolutely one of Sydney Sheldon's great stories, easy to listen to. Very entertaining, I just Loved it...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E Santos Paso Robles, CA, United States 09-10-11
    E Santos Paso Robles, CA, United States 09-10-11 Member Since 2011

    Mom of Matt and Britt

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    "Excellent!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Read this book when I was much younger. Soooo enjoyed it again as audible book!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes


    Have you listened to any of Roddy McDowall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    No enjoy it over time a short bit each night before bed A real treat!


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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