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The Queen's Gambit

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Walter Tevis

Narrated By: Amy Landon

Date: December 2018

Duration: 11 hours 50 minutes


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.


  • Anonymous

    It was a lot more sexual than the Netflix movie. Without watching the show I think it would be hard to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    this book is very good I should just endless and listen to it or read it I get this thumbs up one out of ten I gave this a hundred I love this book very good novel

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sergio C.

    I watched the Netflix series first, so I obviously have a bias, but I feel this book is lovely and very nearly as charming as the show. The narrator did all she could to give life to these characters and I aphasia her for it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Nancy C.

    I just finished the audible book after watching the series It is one of the few books that I loved as much if not more than the movie. Netflix did a fantastic job of following the book with minor changes , The book was written in the early 1980's which was never apparent. I found listening enthralling, having a difficult time stopping my listening. The narrator is masterful of keeping your interest as well. Definitely a book to share for book clubs and with friends.

  • Eric F.

    The book is fine, but this is a first, the Netflix series was much better. I am a strong chess player myself, a Master since 1985. The book didn't have the biological mother of Beth as an important character. This was a crucial element in the series and laid the background of Beth's struggles. I'm glad I listen to the book, but will cherish the Netflix series.

  • Emma S.

    I love this book! At first I wasn’t a fan of the narrator, but I easily got used to her voice, I feel that it matches Beth and the way the book was written, so I enjoyed the novel.

  • Leanne R.

    I’ve watched the series on Netflix and I wanted to read the book to see how different it was. There are only minor differences if you’re wondering too. Awesome book with a great original storyline.

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