[Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall -- From America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness]

Audiobook CD - 2011
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From Frank Brady, a friend and bestselling biographer of Bobby Fischer, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely captures the remarkable arc of Bobby Fischer's life. When Bobby Fischer passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life--he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him. From Fischer's meteoric rise, to a dominant prime unequaled by any American chess player, to his eventual descent into madness, the book draws upon hundreds of newly discovered documents and recordings and numerous firsthand interviews conducted with those who knew Fischer best. It paints for the first time a complete picture of one of America's most enigmatic icons.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781441788573
Branch Call Number: CDBK 794.1 F522b MP3
Characteristics: 1 MP3-CD disc (ca. 13 hr., 30 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Porter, Ray 1965-
Blackstone Audio, Inc


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Dec 14, 2015

Very stupid narration on this recording. The guy reads as though he's narrating a murder mystery. It's only a chess game, dude; CHIL;L!! Brady's is a pretty good book, but the way they produced the audiobook is really inept.

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