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    • Bobby Fischer Goes to War

    • How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match
    • By: David Edmonds, John Eidinow
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men, the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer, met in the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, held the world spellbound for two months with reports of psychological warfare, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers film.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By Gene on 02-09-05

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Would You Kill the Fat Man?

    • By: David Edmonds
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    A train is racing toward five men, tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. If a fat man is pushed onto the line, although he will die, his body will stop the train, saving five lives. Would you kill the fat man? As David Edmonds shows, answering the question is far more complex, and important, than it first appears. In fact, how we answer it tells us a great deal about right and wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent intro to Meta-ethics and philosophy

    • By smarmer on 09-10-14

    Regular price: $13.57