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The chess pieces knew how they moved. They knew what they wanted, too. It wasn't like school, where kids pretended they were masters of the teachers' game. The adults didn't know anything anyway. The real world was a big push to nothing. But Lisa escaped from all that. She found Igor Ivanov. He taught her how to play.

©2013 Zugzwang Press (P)2014 Zugzwang Press

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  • Alec
  • Studio City, CA, United States
  • 01-25-15

Not bad....

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I love chess which is the reason I decided to read this book. If you are interested in chess you will probably like it. I wish the author had not read the story himself. I think his writing is good....but it seems like a lot of times authors that read their own work...well...just don't sound very good. This was definitely the case here.... Anyway its a decent story, but the reading of it killed it for me.

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Loved the story

Would you consider the audio edition of Lisa to be better than the print version?

I love audio books so yes I would say better. Especially when the narrator uses accents and inflections to portray the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lisa?

The coming of age, wisdom, and the world coming together as one.

What does Jesse Kraai bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Of course the knowledge of chess, the frustration of the chessless and from the chessless.

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

No. I broke it up into 4 sittings. It gave me time to reflect on the story.

Any additional comments?

At the end I broke out in tears. The whole story came together rushing in as if the fractured world came together as a whole.

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