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  • Chess: From Beginner to Pro

  • By: Mike Valley
  • Narrated by: Jay Dee Johns III
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 14

In Chess: From Beginner to Pro, author Mike Valley gives the listener everything he or she needs to know about the game: history, basic rules, and advanced strategies. Before long, even those who are new to the game will be gleefully calling "Check Mate" to their defeated foes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unlistenable

  • By Kronecker Delta on 09-14-15

Title is misleading

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-16

As a chess enthusiast, this book is too general to be of any use to an intermediate level player let alone a pro. A more suitable title would be something like: "chess for absolute beginners"

The narrator lacks any real energy or interest in the subject matter; like he was in pain.