The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis audiobook

The Queen’s Gambit

By Walter Tevis
Read by Amy Landon

Blackstone Publishing 9780394528014

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982597184

  • ISBN: 9781982597177

  • ISBN: 9781982597191

Runtime: 11.85 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Literary Hub Pick of Best Literary Adaptations of the Year

A New York Times bestseller in Trade Paperbacks

When eight-year-old Beth Harmon’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, she is placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Plain and shy, Beth learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers she is a prodigy. Though penniless, she is desperate to learn more—and steals a chess magazine and enough money to enter a tournament. Beth also steals some of her foster mother’s tranquilizers to which she is becoming addicted.

At thirteen, Beth wins the chess tournament. By the age of sixteen she is competing in the US Open Championship and, like Fast Eddie in The Hustler, she hates to lose. By eighteen she is the US champion—and Russia awaits.

Fast-paced and elegantly written, The Queen’s Gambit is a thriller masquerading as a chess novel—one that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Queen’s Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years—for the pure pleasure and skill of it.” Michael Ondaatje, New York Times bestselling author
“What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen’s Gambit.” Playboy
“Gripping reading…Nabokov’s The Defense and Zweig’s The Royal Game are the classics: now joining them is The Queen’s Gambit.” Financial Times (London)
“Compelling…A magnificent obsession.” Los Angeles Times
“Tevis traps us in the breathless drama of the moment and makes us feel the same intense involvement his characters feel.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“There’s more excitement in Beth than in the collected works of Robert Ludlum.” Forth Worth Star-Telegram
“It’s advisable to tape your fingers before opening The Queen’s Gambit. Otherwise, the suspense may bring on nail-chewing right to the elbow.” Houston Chronicle

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Author

Author Bio: Walter Tevis

Author Bio: Walter Tevis

Walter Tevis (1928–1984) was an English literature professor at Ohio University. He was the author of seven books, including three that were the basis of major motion pictures: The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Hustler, and The Color of Money. His books have been translated into at least eighteen languages.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English