Blackwell Family

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 394 ratings

Master of the Game Publisher's Summary

Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned, she is also a survivor as indomitable as her father, who returned from the edge of death to wrench a fortune in diamonds from the hard South African soil. Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated and loved; the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil - her winnings in life. Is she the master of the game?

Sidney Sheldon was a masterful storyteller, who during his lifetime penned over 200 television scripts, 25 major motion pictures, six Broadway plays, and 17 novels, including The Naked Face, The Other Side of Midnight, The Sands of Time, Memories of Midnight, and The Stars Shine Down, together selling over 300 million copies, making him one of the world's most prolific authors.

©1982 Sheldon Literary Trust (P)2009, 2016 Phoenix Books
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  • Book 1

    • Master of the Game

    • By: Sidney Sheldon
    • Narrated by: Shannon Engemann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned, she is also a survivor as indomitable as her father, who returned from the edge of death to wrench a fortune in diamonds from the hard South African soil. Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated and loved; the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil - her winnings in life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reader destroys the storytelling

    • By Nicholas on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game

    • By: Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshawe
    • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    In a family rife with secrets - murder, hidden identities, perversions - and a depraved sense of honor, the player who wins the game may be the only one who will survive. Full of the late master's trademark elements - remarkable characters, dazzling plotting, and a page-turning narrative style - this sizzling sequel vividly captures the master's voice and irresistible magic.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I second the "Disaster" comment

    • By P. C..S. on 03-24-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game

    • By: Tilly Bagshawe
    • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    It began with Jamie MacGregor, stealing diamonds in Africa. It continued with his daughter, the powerful Kate Blackwell, who grew her father's company into a world wide conglomerate. Now the story passes to the next generation. Spanning the decades and picking up exactly where Sidney Sheldon's bestselling Master of the Game finished, Mistress of the Game follows the Blackwell family as they love, lose, scheme and murder through the 80s up until the present day.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration but the story has no purpose

    • By Jbran on 05-07-13

    Regular price: $16.77