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    • The Immortal Game

    • A History of Chess
    • By: David Shenk
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Read

    • By Andy Liao on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Immortal Game

    • By: David Shenk
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patzer's Review

    • By John on 06-26-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Genius in All of Us

    • Why Everything You've Been Told about Genetics, Talent and IQ is Wrong
    • By: David Shenk
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    With irresistibly persuasive vigor, David Shenk debunks the long-standing notion of genetic giftedness, and presents dazzling new scientific research showing how greatness is in the reach of every individual. DNA does not make us who we are. Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence, he writes. In recent years, a mountain of scientific evidence has emerged suggesting a completely new paradigm: not talent scarcity, but latent talent abundance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New View on Genius

    • By Laura on 06-28-10

    Regular price: $22.60